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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fight, fighting, combat, scrapadjective

    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"

  2. active, combat-ready, fighting(a)adjective

    engaged in or ready for military or naval operations

    "on active duty"; "the platoon is combat-ready"; "review the fighting forces"

Wiktionary

  1. fightingnoun

    A fight or battle; an occasion on which people fight

  2. fightingadjective

    engaged in war or other conflict

  3. fightingadjective

    apt to provoke a fight

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Fightingparticipial adj.

    Etymology: from fight.

    An host of fighting men went out to war by bands. 2 Chro.

    In fighting fields, as far the spear I throw
    As flies the arrow from the well-drawn bow. Alexander Pope, Odyss.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fighting

    of Fight

  2. Fightingadjective

    qualified for war; fit for battle

  3. Fightingadjective

    occupied in war; being the scene of a battle; as, a fighting field

Freebase

  1. Fighting

    Fighting is the fifth studio album by Irish rock band Thin Lizzy, released in 1975. After spending four albums trying to find their niche, the band finally forged an identifiable sound featuring the twin guitars of Scott Gorham and Brian Robertson. This sound draws from hard rock, folk, pop and rhythm and blues. It set the stage for the big commercial breakthrough of the follow-up album, Jailbreak. The track "Suicide" was originally performed by Thin Lizzy when guitarist Eric Bell was still in the band, including on a BBC broadcast recorded in July 1973. It was first performed with different lyrics under the title "Baby's Been Messing". Another track recorded at the Fighting sessions was "Try a Little Harder", which was eventually released on the Vagabonds, Kings, Warriors, Angels boxed set in 2002. Fighting is the only other Thin Lizzy album aside from their 1971 debut where band members other than Phil Lynott receive sole songwriting credits for certain tracks. Bell wrote "Ray Gun" on the debut, and Robertson and Gorham wrote "Silver Dollar" and "Ballad of a Hard Man", respectively. Europe guitarist John Norum covered "Wild One" on his 1987 album Total Control. Europe covered "Suicide" on their 2008 live album Almost Unplugged.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. fighting

    Qualified for war; fit for battle; as, “A host of fighting men.” Also, occupied in war; being the scene of war; as, a fighting field.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'fighting' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2847

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'fighting' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2813

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'fighting' in Nouns Frequency: #1798

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fighting in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fighting in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of fighting in a Sentence

  1. Sarah Ann Masse:

    We will keep fighting and we will see you all in Los Angeles, so, to Harvey Weinstein, all the abusers, rape myth-perpetuaters, victim-blamers and those who have retaliated against us, this one's for you. Your time is up. The time for survivors to rise up and thrive has come.

  2. Fountainhead Brewing Company:

    With the brave men and women risking their lives fighting Camp Fire and the outpouring of support from communities near and far, we know we are on a path to healing and rebuilding.

  3. Donald Trump:

    Space is a war-fighting domain, just like the land, air and sea, we may even have a Space Force — we have the Air Force, we’ll have the Space Force, you know, the Army, the Navy.

  4. Vyacheslav Volodin:

    We must do everything to protect our children and those who want to live a normal life.Everything else is sin, sodomy, darkness, and our country is fighting this.

  5. David Wilezol:

    The best thing Associated Press -RRB- Biden said tonight was Associated Press -RRB- Biden call to fund the police — an act of leadership to help stop left-wing radicals in his own party from setting policing policies, and on the foreign policy front, Associated Press -RRB- Biden sounded appropriately tough as the commander-in-chief and genuinely sympathetic to the plight of Ukrainians who are fighting for their lives. But that wo n’t make up for the Administration’s posture of weakness which helped provoke Vladimir Putin’s invasion.

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