What does combat mean?

Definitions for combat
kəmˈbæt, ˈkɒm bæt; ˈkɒm bætcom·bat

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. combat, armed combatnoun

    an engagement fought between two military forces

  2. fight, fighting, combat, scrapverb

    the act of fighting; any contest or struggle

    "a fight broke out at the hockey game"; "there was fighting in the streets"; "the unhappy couple got into a terrible scrap"

  3. battle, combatverb

    battle or contend against in or as if in a battle

    "The Kurds are combating Iraqi troops in Northern Iraq"; "We must combat the prejudices against other races"; "they battled over the budget"

Wiktionary

  1. combatnoun

    A battle, a fight (often one in which weapons are used); a struggle for victory.

  2. combatverb

    To fight; to struggle for victory

Webster Dictionary

  1. Combatverb

    to struggle or contend, as with an opposing force; to fight

    Etymology: [F. combattre; pref. com- + battre to beat, fr. L. battuere to strike. See Batter.]

  2. Combatverb

    to fight with; to oppose by force, argument, etc.; to contend against; to resist

    Etymology: [F. combattre; pref. com- + battre to beat, fr. L. battuere to strike. See Batter.]

  3. Combatnoun

    a fight; a contest of violence; a struggle for supremacy

    Etymology: [F. combattre; pref. com- + battre to beat, fr. L. battuere to strike. See Batter.]

  4. Combatnoun

    an engagement of no great magnitude; or one in which the parties engaged are not armies

    Etymology: [F. combattre; pref. com- + battre to beat, fr. L. battuere to strike. See Batter.]

Freebase

  1. Combat

    Combat or fighting is a purposeful violent conflict meant to weaken, or establish dominance over the opposition, or to kill the opposition, or drive the opposition away from a location where it is not wanted or needed. The term combat typically refers to armed conflict between military forces in warfare, whereas the more general term "fighting" can refer to any violent conflict between individuals or nations. Combat violence can be unilateral, whereas fighting implies at least a defensive reaction. However, the terms are often used synonymously along with the term "Battle Ready". A large-scale fight is known as a battle. Combat may take place under a specific set of rules or be unregulated. Examples of rules include the Geneva Conventions, medieval Chivalry, the Marquess of Queensberry rules and several forms of combat sports. Combat in war fare involves two or more opposing military organizations, usually fighting for nations at war. Warfare falls under the laws of war, which govern its purposes and conduct, and protect the rights of soldiers and non-combatants.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Combat

    kom′bat, or kum′bat, v.i. to contend or struggle.—v.t. to beat against: to contest: to oppose: to debate.—n. a struggle: a fight.—adjs. Com′batable, capable of being combated; Com′batant, disposed to combat.—n. one who combats; Com′bative, inclined to quarrel.—n. Com′bativeness.—Combatant officer, one who takes part in the action, as opposed to the medical officers, &c., who are Non-combatant. [Fr. combattre, to fight—com, with, and battre, to beat. See Beat.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. combat

    An engagement of no great magnitude, or one in which the parties engaged are not armies.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of combat in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of combat in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of combat in a Sentence

  1. Christie Maruka:

    In order to combat morning sickness, dizziness or weakness, I would eat every three hours around the clock until I went to bed.

  2. Jacob Blake:

    Today's decision is further evidence that our work is not done -- we must work each day in earnest toward a more just, more fair, and more equitable state and country, and to combat the racism experienced by Black Wisconsinites, i hope for peace and justice for Jacob, his family, and the entire Kenosha County community.

  3. Margaret Chan:

    I am convinced that if we act faster and have a clear command structure in place, we will be better equipped to combat a crisis like Ebola next time that happens, the WHO is the only international organisation that has universal political legitimacy on global health issues. This is why it is so important to render its structures more efficient.

  4. Hillary Clinton:

    I have a responsibility to you and other voters, i think it is imperative that we look at the Keystone pipeline as what I believe is the distraction from the important work we have to do to combat climate change.

  5. Shaw Air Force Base:

    We lose more airmen to suicide than any other single enemy, even more than combat.

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