What does fight mean?

Definitions for fight
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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word fight.

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. Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu:

    Until we wipe out Daesh, Turkey will continue its fight at home and with coalition forces.

  2. Iran Barkley:

    Floyd is the mecca of boxing right now, i see it as a big fight like Sugar Ray Leonard and (Roberto) Duran in the years of 'No Mas'. Both of these guys are going to put on a tremendous fight. But my man Floyd is going to be victorious.

  3. Raul Castro:

    Yes, we have conducted solidarity with other peoples that could be considered terrorism -- when we were cornered, when we were strongly harassed, we had no other choice but to give up or to fight back.

  4. Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson:

    We're in the middle of a serious crime fight, and we're finally making real progress, so I don’t know how you can turn over crime strategy and every policing decision to some group of people who have absolutely no law enforcement experience.

  5. President Thomas Bach:

    I don't know about the detailed allegations, which athletes, which competitions are affected, i had the conversation with the WADA president this morning ... and agreed WADA is our competent center for the fight against doping. They will inquire.

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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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