What does struggle mean?

Definitions for struggle
ˈstrʌg əlstrug·gle

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. struggle, battlenoun

    an energetic attempt to achieve something

    "getting through the crowd was a real struggle"; "he fought a battle for recognition"

  2. conflict, struggle, battlenoun

    an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals)

    "the harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph"--Thomas Paine; "police tried to control the battle between the pro- and anti-abortion mobs"

  3. struggleverb

    strenuous effort

    "the struggle to get through the crowd exhausted her"

  4. fight, struggleverb

    make a strenuous or labored effort

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

  5. struggleverb

    to exert strenuous effort against opposition

    "he struggled to get free from the rope"

  6. clamber, scramble, shin, shinny, skin, struggle, sputterverb

    climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling

  7. contend, fight, struggleverb

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. strugglenoun

    strife, contention, great effort

  2. struggleverb

    to strive, to labour in difficulty, to fight (for or against), to contend.

    During the centuries, the people of Ireland struggled constantly to assert their right to govern themselves.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Struggleverb

    to strive, or to make efforts, with a twisting, or with contortions of the body

  2. Struggleverb

    to use great efforts; to labor hard; to strive; to contend forcibly; as, to struggle to save one's life; to struggle with the waves; to struggle with adversity

  3. Struggleverb

    to labor in pain or anguish; to be in agony; to labor in any kind of difficulty or distress

  4. Strugglenoun

    a violent effort or efforts with contortions of the body; agony; distress

  5. Strugglenoun

    great labor; forcible effort to obtain an object, or to avert an evil

  6. Strugglenoun

    contest; contention; strife

Freebase

  1. Struggle

    Struggle is the first album released by the four-piece alternative metal music group, Nonpoint. It was released through the now defunct independent label, Jugular Records. Several of the songs were later re-used on the band's next album, Statement. The album was reissued under the title Separate Yourself: The Beginning 1997-1998 and is still available for purchase either at concerts or via the band's website.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Struggle

    strug′l, v.i. to make great efforts with contortions of the body: to make great exertions: to contend: to labour in pain: to be in agony or distress.—n. a violent effort with contortions of the body: great labour: agony.—n. Strugg′ler, one who struggles, strives, or contends. [Skeat explains M. E. strogelen as a weakened form of an assumed strokelen, a freq. verb, from Ice. strok-, stem of strokinn, pa.p. of strjúka, to strike; cf. Ice. strokka, to churn, also Sw. stryka, to strike.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'struggle' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2711

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'struggle' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4009

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'struggle' in Nouns Frequency: #1040

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'struggle' in Verbs Frequency: #496

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of struggle in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of struggle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of struggle in a Sentence

  1. Zaman Ali:

    Justice is not natural among people, but the struggle for justice is the most noble act in society. Because justice may not be possible, but as it’s the way toward the desired society for each one to live in, that’s why its struggle is noble and regard as the highest act.

  2. Sam Dancy:

    Every day has been a struggle, i feel like I'm overexerting myself. I'm constantly tired.

  3. Borhan Osman:

    These episodes have angered the mullahs (clerics) and I can see they are now drawing a line between this government and the former, they see the current government as evil, a foreign conspiracy that is allowing a struggle against Islam.

  4. Sheriff Joseph P. Lopinto:

    They were in a struggle, they used force.

  5. Albert Pike:

    He who endeavors to serve, to benefit, and improve the world, is like a swimmer, who struggles against a rapid current, in a river lashed into angry waves by the winds. Often they roar over his head, often they beat him back and baffle him. Most men yield to the stress of the current... Only here and there the stout, strong heart and vigorous arms struggle on toward ultimate success.

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Translations for struggle

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  • strydAfrikaans
  • كفاح, كافح, نضال, النArabic
  • змаганне, бітва, змагацца, біцца, бой, барацьбаBelarusian
  • боря, битка, бия, борбаBulgarian
  • lluitaCatalan, Valencian
  • zápasit, boj, zápas, bitvaCzech
  • kamp, kæmpeDanish
  • tun, Kampf, durchbeißenGerman
  • αγώναςGreek
  • esforzarse con denuedo, lucha, lucharSpanish
  • پیکار, کلنجارPersian
  • kamppailla, taistelu, ponnistellaFinnish
  • lutte, combattre, s'efforcer, lutterFrench
  • sníomhIrish
  • iomairtScottish Gaelic
  • viaskodik, harcol, küzdelem, küzdHungarian
  • lotta, lottareItalian
  • 闘争, 奮闘Japanese
  • 투쟁Korean
  • خه‌بات, تێکۆشانKurdish
  • takaoraoratanga, tāruketanga, oke, hōkariri, takaoraora, tāruke, okeoke, tawhetatanga, parawhetawheta, nonoke, nonoketangaMāori
  • борба, бориMacedonian
  • gevecht, moeite hebben met, strijd, worstelen, vechtenDutch
  • streve, kjempe, slåss, sliteNorwegian
  • bój, walka, bić, bitwa, walczyćPolish
  • debater-se, luta, lutarPortuguese
  • zbate, luptaRomanian
  • битва, бороться, биться, бой, сражаться, борьба, дратьсяRussian
  • битка, boj, борба, bitka, borba, boriti, бој, боритиSerbo-Croatian
  • bitka, biť, zápas, bojovať, bojSlovak
  • borba, boriti, bojSlovene
  • kamp, kämpaSwedish
  • పోరాటంTelugu
  • mücadele etmekTurkish
  • битися, боротьба, битва, боротися, бійUkrainian

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