What does fight mean?

Definitions for fight
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. battle, conflict, fight, engagement(noun)

    a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war

    "Grant won a decisive victory in the battle of Chickamauga"; "he lost his romantic ideas about war when he got into a real engagement"

  2. fight, fighting, combat, scrap(noun)

    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. competitiveness, fight(noun)

    an aggressive willingness to compete

    "the team was full of fight"

  4. fight(noun)

    an intense verbal dispute

    "a violent fight over the bill is expected in the Senate"

  5. fight(verb)

    a boxing or wrestling match

    "the fight was on television last night"

  6. contend, fight, struggle(verb)

    be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight

    "the tribesmen fought each other"; "Siblings are always fighting"; "Militant groups are contending for control of the country"

  7. fight, oppose, fight back, fight down, defend(verb)

    fight against or resist strongly

    "The senator said he would oppose the bill"; "Don't fight it!"

  8. fight, struggle(verb)

    make a strenuous or labored effort

    "She struggled for years to survive without welfare"; "He fought for breath"

  9. crusade, fight, press, campaign, push, agitate(verb)

    exert oneself continuously, vigorously, or obtrusively to gain an end or engage in a crusade for a certain cause or person; be an advocate for

    "The liberal party pushed for reforms"; "She is crusading for women's rights"; "The Dean is pushing for his favorite candidate"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fight(verb)

    to strive or contend for victory, with armies or in single combat; to attempt to defeat, subdue, or destroy an enemy, either by blows or weapons; to contend in arms; -- followed by with or against

    Etymology: [OE. fihten, fehten, AS. feohtan; akin to D. vechten, OHG. fehtan, G. fechten, Sw. fkta, Dan. fegte, and perh. to E. fist; cf. L. pugnare to fight, pugnus fist.]

  2. Fight(verb)

    to act in opposition to anything; to struggle against; to contend; to strive; to make resistance

    Etymology: [OE. fihten, fehten, AS. feohtan; akin to D. vechten, OHG. fehtan, G. fechten, Sw. fkta, Dan. fegte, and perh. to E. fist; cf. L. pugnare to fight, pugnus fist.]

  3. Fight(verb)

    to carry on, or wage, as a conflict, or battle; to win or gain by struggle, as one's way; to sustain by fighting, as a cause

    Etymology: [OE. fihten, fehten, AS. feohtan; akin to D. vechten, OHG. fehtan, G. fechten, Sw. fkta, Dan. fegte, and perh. to E. fist; cf. L. pugnare to fight, pugnus fist.]

  4. Fight(verb)

    to contend with in battle; to war against; as, they fought the enemy in two pitched battles; the sloop fought the frigate for three hours

    Etymology: [OE. fihten, fehten, AS. feohtan; akin to D. vechten, OHG. fehtan, G. fechten, Sw. fkta, Dan. fegte, and perh. to E. fist; cf. L. pugnare to fight, pugnus fist.]

  5. Fight(verb)

    to cause to fight; to manage or maneuver in a fight; as, to fight cocks; to fight one's ship

    Etymology: [OE. fihten, fehten, AS. feohtan; akin to D. vechten, OHG. fehtan, G. fechten, Sw. fkta, Dan. fegte, and perh. to E. fist; cf. L. pugnare to fight, pugnus fist.]

  6. Fight(verb)

    a battle; an engagement; a contest in arms; a combat; a violent conflict or struggle for victory, between individuals or between armies, ships, or navies, etc

    Etymology: [OE. fihten, fehten, AS. feohtan; akin to D. vechten, OHG. fehtan, G. fechten, Sw. fkta, Dan. fegte, and perh. to E. fist; cf. L. pugnare to fight, pugnus fist.]

  7. Fight(verb)

    a struggle or contest of any kind

    Etymology: [OE. fihten, fehten, AS. feohtan; akin to D. vechten, OHG. fehtan, G. fechten, Sw. fkta, Dan. fegte, and perh. to E. fist; cf. L. pugnare to fight, pugnus fist.]

  8. Fight(verb)

    strength or disposition for fighting; pugnacity; as, he has a great deal of fight in him

    Etymology: [OE. fihten, fehten, AS. feohtan; akin to D. vechten, OHG. fehtan, G. fechten, Sw. fkta, Dan. fegte, and perh. to E. fist; cf. L. pugnare to fight, pugnus fist.]

  9. Fight(verb)

    a screen for the combatants in ships

    Etymology: [OE. fihten, fehten, AS. feohtan; akin to D. vechten, OHG. fehtan, G. fechten, Sw. fkta, Dan. fegte, and perh. to E. fist; cf. L. pugnare to fight, pugnus fist.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Fight

    fīt, v.i. to strive with: to contend in war or in single combat.—v.t. to engage in conflict with: to gain by fight: to cause to fight:—pr.p. fight′ing; pa.t. and pa.p. fought (fawt).—n. a struggle: a combat: a battle or engagement.—n. Fight′er.—adj. Fight′ing, engaged in or fit for war.—n. the act of fighting or contending.—ns. Fight′ing-cock, a gamecock, a pugnacious fellow; Fight′ing-fish (Betta pugnax), a small Siamese fresh-water fish, kept for its extraordinary readiness for fighting, bets being laid on the issue.—Fight it out, to struggle on until the end; Fight shy of, to avoid from mistrust.—Live like fighting-cocks, to get the best of meat and drink. [A.S. feohtan; Ger. fechten.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. fight

    To strive or contend for victory, in battle or in single combat; to defeat, subdue, or destroy an enemy, either by blows or weapons; to contend in arms;—followed by with or against.

  2. fight

    To carry on, or wage, as a conflict, or battle; to win or gain by struggle, as one’s way; to sustain by fighting, as a cause. To contend with in battle; to war against, as, they fought the enemy in two pitched battles. To cause to fight; manage or manœuvre in a fight.

  3. fight

    A battle; an engagement; a contest in arms; a struggle for victory, either between individuals or between armies, ships, or navies. A duel is called a single fight or combat.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'fight' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2651

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'fight' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2181

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'fight' in Nouns Frequency: #1285

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'fight' in Verbs Frequency: #211

How to pronounce fight?

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How to say fight in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fight in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fight in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of fight in a Sentence

  1. Maeve Reston of CNN:

    It's looking like it could turn into a fight between Jeb Bush and Rubio out there, you've got as few as 40,000 voters who will be coming out to caucus -- that's a little like a needle in a haystack. It's going to take intensive groundwork, and both of them are really getting started on that front.

  2. President Nkurunziza:

    Everyone has to respect Burundi borders, in case they violate those principles, they will have attacked the country and every Burundian will stand up and fight against them ... The country will have been attacked and it will respond.

  3. Secretary Wilkie:

    Once again the halls of Congress reverberate with odes to rugged individualism, state sovereignty, and contempt for the centralized super-state, these are bloodless battles Jefferson Davis could never fight but, they are no less vital for the future of American civilization. As our cities decay and our standards and spiritual traditions deteriorate, America is searching for a better way. Walker Percy urged us to look South to recover community, stability, and sense of place in God's order which we have regrettably lost. That is a tall proposition but it is certainly one Jefferson Davis would understand and certainly one for which Jefferson Davis would fight.

  4. Fazil Hadi Muslimyar:

    President Ashraf Ghani must have a guarantee from Pakistan that if the Taliban enter into negotiations, Pakistan will not use other militants as proxies [to fight against Afghanistan].

  5. Bryson Bort:

    Iran has to find the proper response to save face, but not escalate the fight to traditional warfare, i think we'll see cyber activity increase because it's easy to do, but it won't feel settled for them until there has been an equivalent loss of life.

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Translations for fight

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  • strydAfrikaans
  • قاتل, تقاتل, تحاربArabic
  • döyüşməkAzerbaijani
  • бойка, сутычка, бітва, бой, барацьба, біцца, змагаццаBelarusian
  • бой, сражение, битка, борба, бия, боря, сражавам се, бия сеBulgarian
  • རྒྱ་འདྲེTibetan Standard
  • lluita, combat, lluitar, barallar-se, combatreCatalan, Valencian
  • boj, rvačka, zápas, bitka, bitva, bojovnost, bojovat, zápasit, bítCzech
  • brwydroWelsh
  • kamp, ballade, slag, slagsmål, kæmpe, udkæmpe, bekæmpe, slåsDanish
  • Prügelei, Kampf, Schlacht, Keilerei, Streit, Kampfgeist, fechten, streiten, kämpfen, bekämpfenGerman
  • πολεμώ, καταπολεμώ, πάληGreek
  • bataliEsperanto
  • lucha, luchar, combatir, pelear, peleaSpanish
  • võitlema, kaklema, sõdimaEstonian
  • borroka, borrokaldi, bataila, gudu, borroka egin, borrokatu, aurka eginBasque
  • پیکار, نبرد, مسابقه, مبارزه, دعوا, نزاع, کشمکش, تلاش کردن, مقابله کردن, مبارزه کردن, جنگیدنPersian
  • kamppailu, taistelu, tappelu, taistelutahto, tapella, taistella, tsempataFinnish
  • combat, bataille, combativité, lutte, bagarre, combattre, se battre, guerroyerFrench
  • fjochtsjeWestern Frisian
  • troid, comhraicIrish
  • còmhrag, cogadh, blàr, sabaid, cogScottish Gaelic
  • loitar, combatirGalician
  • קרב, רוח קרב, מאבק, לחימה, ריב, רב, נאבק, נלחםHebrew
  • युद्ध, लड़ाई, झगड़ा, झगड़ना, लड़नाHindi
  • küzdelem, harcol, verekszikHungarian
  • կռիվ, պայքար, մարտ, կռվել, պայքարել, մարտնչելArmenian
  • slagur, bardagi, gegn, slást, berjast, heyja, viðIcelandic
  • lotta, combattimento, incontro, battaglia, rissa, combattere, lottare, azzuffarsi, battersiItalian
  • 戦闘, ファイト, 闘志, 喧嘩, 試合, 戦意, 戦い, 対決, 戦う, 闘うJapanese
  • ბრძოლა, შებრძოლებაGeorgian
  • ұрысу, күресу, соғысу, төбелесуKazakh
  • វាយតប់, តស៊ូ, ប្រយុទ្ឋKhmer
  • 싸움, 다투다, 싸우다Korean
  • شه‌ڕ, شه‌ڕ کردنKurdish
  • pugna, pugno, pugnare, luctor, combattuoLatin
  • ຮົບ, ຕໍ່ສູ້Lao
  • mūšis, muštynės, grumtynės, kova, peštynės, kautis, peštis, muštis, grumtis, kovotiLithuanian
  • cīņa, kauja, kautiņš, kauties, cīnītiesLatvian
  • битка, бој, бориMacedonian
  • ġliedaMaltese
  • ရန်ဖြစ်Burmese
  • strijd, gevecht, boel, vechtlust, strijden, voor, ijveren, vechten, tegen, bevechten, opkomen, uitvechten, met, bekampenDutch
  • slåsskamp, stridslyst, slag, kamp, slåss, kjempe for, kjempe, bekjempeNorwegian
  • batreOccitan
  • bój, starcie, bojowość, bójka, bitwa, batalia, walka, walczyć, bićPolish
  • briga, luta, combatividade, batalha, combate, contra, lutar, enfrentar, combater, [[lutar]] [[contra]]Portuguese
  • cumbat, cumbata, lutga, lutgar, cumbatterRomansh
  • luptă, bătaie, a, se bate, combateRomanian
  • бой, стычка, сражение, борьба, баталия, драка, битва, бороться, сражаться, биться, дратьсяRussian
  • борба, borba, boriti, боритиSerbo-Croatian
  • bitva, boj, bojovať, biťSlovak
  • boritiSlovene
  • luftë, luftënAlbanian
  • fajt, kamp, strid, match, slåss, strida, kämpa, bekämpaSwedish
  • vitaSwahili
  • சண்டைTamil
  • పోరాటంTelugu
  • รบThai
  • savaş, dövüş, savaşmak, dövüşmekTurkish
  • битва, боротьба, бійка, сутичка, бій, боротися, битисяUkrainian
  • chiến đấuVietnamese
  • קעמפֿןYiddish
  • 斗争Chinese

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