Definitions for struggle
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word struggle.
an energetic attempt to achieve something
"getting through the crowd was a real struggle"; "he fought a battle for recognition"
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"
"the struggle to get through the crowd exhausted her"
make a strenuous or labored effort
"She struggled for years to survive without welfare"; "He fought for breath"
to exert strenuous effort against opposition
"he struggled to get free from the rope"
clamber, scramble, shin, shinny, skin, struggle, sputterverb
climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling
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"
strife, contention, great effort
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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from the verb.
When, in the division of parties, men only strove for the first place in the prince’s favour, an honest man might look upon the struggle with indifference. Addison.
It began and ended without any of those unnatural struggles for the chair, which have disturbed the peace of this great city. Francis Atterbury.
Etymology: Of uncertain etymology.
No man is guilty of an act of intemperance but he might have forborn it; not without some trouble from the strugglings of the contrary habit, but still the thing was possible. South.
In the time of Henry VIII. differences of religion tore the nation into two mighty factions, and, under the name of Papist and Protestant, struggled in her bowels with many various events. William Temple.
I repent, like some despairing wretch,
That boldly plunges in the frightful deep,
Then pants, and struggles with the whirling waves;
And catches every slender reed to save him. Smith.
Strong virtue, like strong nature, struggles still,
Exerts itself, and then throws off the ill. Dryden.
’Tis wisdom to beware
And better shun the bait, than struggle in the snare. Dryden.
If men struggle through as many troubles to be miserable as to be happy; my readers may be persuaded to be good. Spect.
He struggling groans beneath the cruel hands
Even of the clowns he feeds. James Thomson.
Struggle, as a noun, refers to a state of great effort, difficulty, or challenge faced by an individual or a group in achieving a desired goal or overcoming an obstacle. It often implies a persistent and prolonged effort to surmount adversities or hardships, and can involve both physical and mental exertion. As a verb, struggle refers to the act of striving or contending with difficulties or opposition in order to achieve something.
to strive, or to make efforts, with a twisting, or with contortions of the body
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
to labor in pain or anguish; to be in agony; to labor in any kind of difficulty or distress
a violent effort or efforts with contortions of the body; agony; distress
great labor; forcible effort to obtain an object, or to avert an evil
contest; contention; strife
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
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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Rank popularity for the word 'struggle' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2711
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Rank popularity for the word 'struggle' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4009
Rank popularity for the word 'struggle' in Nouns Frequency: #1040
Rank popularity for the word 'struggle' in Verbs Frequency: #496
The numerical value of struggle in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of struggle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
If there is no struggle there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom and yet deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground, they want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters. This struggle may be a moral one, or it may be a physical one, and it may be both moral and physical, but it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.
We say that 'Selma' is now, because the struggle for justice is right now, we know that the voting rights act that they fought for 50 years ago is being compromised right now in this country today. We know that right now the struggle for freedom and justices where we live in the most incarcerated country in the world.
Those who profess to favor freedom, yet deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without planting up the ground. They want rain without thunder or lightening. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters. The struggle may not be a moral one; or it may be a physical one; or it may be both moral and physical; but it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did, and it never will.
This is a fateful struggle, a close struggle, we must close the gap, it is possible to close this gap.
The Black officer struggle was different as in, like I said, we fought against not just people that were, that hated what we represented, but they hate our skin color also, the Black officer struggle's just The Black officer struggle, and they used those words to prove The Black officer struggle. They showed that they hated us and they hated our skin color.
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- 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
- esforzarse con denuedo, lucha, lucharSpanish
- پیکار, کلنجارPersian
- kamppailla, taistelu, ponnistellaFinnish
- lutte, combattre, s'efforcer, lutterFrench
- iomairtScottish Gaelic
- viaskodik, harcol, küzdelem, küzdHungarian
- lotta, lottareItalian
- 闘争, 奮闘Japanese
- 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
- mücadele etmekTurkish
- битися, боротьба, битва, боротися, бійUkrainian
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