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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Combat  \Com"bat\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  combat.] 
  1.  A  fight;  a  contest  of  violence;  a  struggle  for  supremacy. 
 
  My  courage  try  by  combat,  if  thou  dar'st.  --Shak. 
 
  The  noble  combat  that  'twixt  joy  and  sorrow  was 
  fought  in  Paulina.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  (Mil.)  An  engagement  of  no  great  magnitude;  or  one  in 
  which  the  parties  engaged  are  not  armies. 
 
  {Single  combat},  one  in  which  a  single  combatant  meets  a 
  single  opponent,  as  in  the  case  of  David  and  Goliath; 
  also  a  duel. 
 
  Syn:  A  battle;  engagement;  conflict;  contest;  contention; 
  struggle;  fight,  strife.  See  {Battle},  {Contest}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Combat  \Com"bat\  (?  or  ?;  277),  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Combated}; 
  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Combating}.]  [F.  combattre  pref.  com-  + 
  battre  to  beat  fr  L.  battuere  to  strike.  See  {Batter}.] 
  To  struggle  or  contend,  as  with  an  opposing  force;  to  fight. 
 
  To  combat  with  a  blind  man  I  disdain.  --Milton. 
 
  After  the  fall  of  the  republic,  the  Romans  combated 
  only  for  the  choice  of  masters.  --Gibbon. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Combat  \Com"bat\,  v.  t. 
  To  fight  with  to  oppose  by  force,  argument,  etc.;  to  contend 
  against;  to  resist. 
 
  When  he  the  ambitious  Norway  combated.  --Shak. 
 
  And  combated  in  silence  all  these  reasons.  --Milton. 
 
  Minds  combat  minds,  repelling  and  repelled. 
  --Goldsmith. 
 
  Syn:  To  fight  against;  resist;  oppose;  withstand;  oppugn; 
  antagonize;  repel;  resent. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  combat 
  n  1:  an  engagement  fought  between  two  military  forces  [syn:  {armed 
  combat}] 
  2:  the  act  of  fighting;  any  contest  or  struggle;  "a  fight  broke 
  out  at  the  hockey  game";  "there  was  fighting  in  the 
  streets"  [syn:  {fight},  {fighting}] 
  v  :  battle  or  contend  against  in  or  as  if  in  a  battle;  "The 
  Kurds  are  combating  Iraqi  troops  in  Nothern  Iraq";  "We 
  must  combat  the  prejudices  against  other  races";  "they 
  battled  over  the  budget"  [syn:  {battle}] 




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