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. Angela Merkel:

    What we need to do now is to use all the means at our disposal as a constitutional state to combat intolerance and violence.

  2. Edwin Cadena:

    This is a feature that may have served to protect their massive skulls when engaged in combat with other males.

  3. Melina Jampolis:

    I believe initiatives and interventions like this should be a priority not only in the school setting, but could also be extended to the home and restaurant setting to combat our obesogenic environment and give our country's youth the best chance at fighting the obesity epidemic and avoiding a lifetime of obesity-related diseases, including heart disease, diabetes, depression, joint disease and certain types of cancer.

  4. Greg Abbott:

    Texas continues to step up to confront the border crisis in the federal government's absence, but more must be done, by declaring a state of disaster in these counties, Texas will have more resources and strategies at our disposal to protect landowners and enforce all federal and state laws to combat criminal activities stemming from the border crisis. Working together with local law enforcement, the state will continue to take robust and meaningful action to keep our communities safe.

  5. Miguel de Cervantes:

    Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within.

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