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fighting


  3  definitions  found 
 
  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]: 
 
  Fighting  \Fight"ing\,  a. 
  1.  Qualified  for  war;  fit  for  battle. 
 
  An  host  of  fighting  men.  --2  Chron. 
  xxvi.  11. 
 
  2.  Occupied  in  war;  being  the  scene  of  a  battle;  as  a 
  fighting  field.  --Pope. 
 
  {A  fighting  chance},  one  dependent  upon  the  issue  of  a 
  struggle.  [Colloq.] 
 
  {Fighting  crab}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  fiddler  crab. 
 
  {Fighting  fish}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  remarkably  pugnacious  East 
  Indian  fish  ({Betta  pugnax}),  reared  by  the  Siamese  for 
  spectacular  fish  fights. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fighting 
  adj  1:  (military)  engaged  in  or  ready  for  military  or  naval 
  operations;  "on  active  duty";  "the  platoon  is 
  combat-ready";  "review  the  fighting  forces"  [syn:  {active}, 
  {combat-ready},  {fighting(a)}] 
  2:  engaged  in  war;  "belligerent  (or  warring)  nations";  "a 
  fighting  war"  [syn:  {belligerent},  {militant},  {war-ridden}, 
  {warring}] 
  3:  disposed  to  loud  disagreements  and  fighting  [syn:  {brawling}] 
  n  :  the  act  of  fighting;  any  contest  or  struggle;  "a  fight  broke 
  out  at  the  hockey  game";  "there  was  fighting  in  the 
  streets"  [syn:  {fight},  {combat}] 




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