What does struggle mean?

Definitions for struggle
ˈstrʌg əlstrug·gle

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. struggle, battle(noun)

    an energetic attempt to achieve something

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

  2. conflict, struggle, battle(noun)

    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. struggle(verb)

    strenuous effort

    "the struggle to get through the crowd exhausted her"

  4. fight, struggle(verb)

    make a strenuous or labored effort

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

  5. struggle(verb)

    to exert strenuous effort against opposition

    "he struggled to get free from the rope"

  6. clamber, scramble, shin, shinny, skin, struggle, sputter(verb)

    climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling

  7. 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"

Wiktionary

  1. struggle(Noun)

    strife, contention, great effort

  2. struggle(Verb)

    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. Struggle(verb)

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

  2. Struggle(verb)

    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. Struggle(verb)

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

  4. Struggle(noun)

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

  5. Struggle(noun)

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

  6. Struggle(noun)

    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.]

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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How to say struggle in sign language?

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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. Le Foll:

    Special forces are there, of course, to help and to make sure France is present everywhere in the struggle against terrorists.

  2. John Legend:

    We say that 'Selma' is now, because the struggle for justice is right now.

  3. Alan Stewart Paton:

    Who knows why we live, and struggle, and die... Wise men write many books, in words too hard to understand. But this, the purpose of our lives, the end of all our struggle, is beyond all human wisdom.

  4. Prof.Salam Al Shereida:

    Painstaking efforts and hard struggle are the price you must pay to refute major crises.

  5. Melina Abdullah:

    We can't have this debate over the flag blind people to the larger struggle.

Images & Illustrations of struggle

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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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