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Definition 1: an engagement fought between two military forces - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for combat in the sense of this definition

(combat is a kind of ...) 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"

(... is a kind of combat ) fighting; acts of overt warfare

"the outbreak of hostilities"

(... is a kind of combat ) a type of armed combat in which the opposing troops fight from trenches that face each other

"instead of the war ending quickly, it became bogged down in trench warfare"

(... is a kind of combat ) the act of initiating hostilities

(... is part of combat) the waging of armed conflict against an enemy

"thousands of people were killed in the war"

(combat belongs to category ...) the military forces of a nation

"their military is the largest in the region" "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"

Definition 2: the act of fighting; any contest or struggle - [noun denoting act]

Samples where combat or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a fight broke out at the hockey game
  • there was fighting in the streets
  • the unhappy couple got into a terrible scrap

Synonyms for combat in the sense of this definition

(combat is a kind of ...) an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals)

"the harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph" "police tried to control the battle between the pro- and anti-abortion mobs"

(... is a kind of combat ) a fight involving shooting small arms with the intent to kill or frighten

(... is a kind of combat ) a fight with bare fists

(... is a kind of combat ) the act of subjecting to strong attack

(... is a kind of combat ) the act of overcoming or outdoing

(... is a kind of combat ) a noisy fight

(... is a kind of combat ) a noisy fight in a crowd

(... is a kind of combat ) fighting with knives

(... is a kind of combat ) a fight between rival gangs of adolescents

(... is a kind of combat ) a prearranged fight with deadly weapons by two people (accompanied by seconds) in order to settle a quarrel over a point of honor

(... is a kind of combat ) disorderly fighting

(... is a kind of combat ) a minor short-term fight

(... is a kind of combat ) hand-to-hand fighting at close quarters

(... is a kind of combat ) a violent fight between dogs (sometimes organized illegally for entertainment and gambling)

(... is a kind of combat ) the art or sport of fighting with swords (especially the use of foils or epees or sabres to score points under a set of rules)

(... is a kind of combat ) conflict between members of the same organization (usually concealed from outsiders)

(... is a kind of combat ) a brief but vigorous fight

(... is a kind of combat ) the violent interaction of individuals or groups entering into combat

"the armies met in the shock of battle"

(... is a kind of combat ) a fight between two people

"in all armies there were officers who needed to prove their bravery by single combat"

(combat is a part of ...) a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon

"a blow on the head"

Definition 3: battle or contend against in or as if in a battle - [verb of competition]

Samples where combat or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The Kurds are combating Iraqi troops in Northern Iraq
  • We must combat the prejudices against other races
  • they battled over the budget

Synonyms for combat in the sense of this definition

(combat is a kind of ...) 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"

(... is a kind of combat ) engage in an aerial battle with another fighter plane

(... is a kind of combat ) combat to overcome an opposing tendency or force

"He wrestled all his life with his feeling of inferiority"

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