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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fight  \Fight\,  n.  [OE.  fight,  feht,  AS  feoht  See  {Fight},  v. 
  i.] 
  1.  A  battle;  an  engagement;  a  contest  in  arms;  a  combat;  a 
  violent  conflict  or  struggle  for  victory,  between 
  individuals  or  between  armies,  ships,  or  navies,  etc 
 
  Who  now  defies  thee  thrice  to  single  fight. 
  --Milton. 
 
  2.  A  struggle  or  contest  of  any  kind 
 
  3.  Strength  or  disposition  for  fighting;  pugnacity;  as  he 
  has  a  great  deal  of  fight  in  him  [Colloq.] 
 
  4.  A  screen  for  the  combatants  in  ships.  [Obs.] 
 
  Up  with  your  fights,  and  your  nettings  prepare. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  {Running  fight},  a  fight  in  which  the  enemy  is  continually 
  chased;  also  one  which  continues  without  definite  end  or 
  result. 
 
  Syn:  Combat;  engagement;  contest;  struggle;  encounter;  fray; 
  affray;  action  conflict.  See  {Battle}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fight  \Fight\  (f[imac]t),  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Fought} 
  (f[add]t);  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Fighting}.]  [OE.  fihten  fehten 
  AS  feohtan  akin  to  D.  vechten  OHG.  fehtan  G.  fechten  Sw 
  f["a]kta,  Dan.  fegte,  and  perh.  to  E.  fist;  cf  L.  pugnare  to 
  fight,  pugnus  fist.] 
  1.  To  strive  or  contend  for  victory,  with  armies  or  in  single 
  combat;  to  attempt  to  defeat,  subdue,  or  destroy  an  enemy, 
  either  by  blows  or  weapons;  to  contend  in  arms;  -- 
  followed  by  with  or  against. 
 
  You  do  fight  against  your  country's  foes.  --Shak. 
 
  To  fight  with  thee  no  man  of  arms  will  deign. 
  --Milton. 
 
  2.  To  act  in  opposition  to  anything  to  struggle  against;  to 
  contend;  to  strive;  to  make  resistance. 
 
  {To  fight  shy},  to  avoid  meeting  fairly  or  at  close  quarters; 
  to  keep  out  of  reach. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fight  \Fight\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  carry  on  or  wage,  as  a  conflict,  or  battle;  to  win  or 
  gain  by  struggle,  as  one's  way  to  sustain  by  fighting,  as 
  a  cause 
 
  He  had  to  fight  his  way  through  the  world. 
  --Macaulay. 
 
  I  have  fought  a  good  fight.  --2  Tim.  iv 
  7. 
 
  2.  To  contend  with  in  battle;  to  war  against;  as  they  fought 
  the  enemy  in  two  pitched  battles;  the  sloop  fought  the 
  frigate  for  three  hours. 
 
  3.  To  cause  to  fight;  to  manage  or  maneuver  in  a  fight;  as 
  to  fight  cocks;  to  fight  one's  ship. 
 
  {To  fight  it  out},  to  fight  until  a  decisive  and  conclusive 
  result  is  reached. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fight 
  n  1:  the  act  of  fighting;  any  contest  or  struggle;  "a  fight  broke 
  out  at  the  hockey  game";  "there  was  fighting  in  the 
  streets"  [syn:  {fighting},  {combat}] 
  2:  an  intense  verbal  dispute;  "a  violent  fight  over  the  bill  is 
  expected  in  the  Senate" 
  3:  a  boxing  match;  "the  fight  was  on  television  last  night" 
  [syn:  {bout}] 
  4:  a  hostile  meeting  of  opposing  military  forces  in  the  course 
  of  a  war;  "Grant  won  a  decisive  victory  in  the  battle  of 
  Chickamauga";  "he  lost  his  romantic  ideas  about  war  when 
  he  got  into  a  real  engagement"  [syn:  {battle},  {conflict}, 
  {engagement}] 
  5:  an  aggressive  willingness  to  compete;  "the  team  was  full  of 
  fight"  [syn:  {competitiveness}] 
  v  1:  be  engaged  in  a  fight;  carry  on  a  fight;  "the  tribesmen 
  fought  each  other;"  "Siblings  are  always  fighting"  [syn: 
  {struggle}] 
  2:  fight  against  or  resist  strongly;  "The  senator  said  he  would 
  oppose  the  bill"  [syn:  {oppose},  {fight  back},  {fight  down}, 
  {defend}] 
  3:  make  a  strenuous  or  labored  effort;  "She  struggled  for  years 
  to  survive  without  welfare";  "He  fought  for  breath"  [syn: 
  {struggle}] 
  4:  engage  in  a  crusade  for  a  certain  cause  or  person;  "She  is 
  crusading  for  women's  rights"  [syn:  {crusade},  {campaign}, 
  {push},  {agitate}] 




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