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Definition 1: the act of fighting; any contest or struggle - [noun denoting act]

Samples where fighting 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 fighting in the sense of this definition

(fighting 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 fighting ) a fight involving shooting small arms with the intent to kill or frighten

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"the armies met in the shock of battle"

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

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

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

"a blow on the head"

Definition 2: engaged in or ready for military or naval operations - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • on active duty
  • the platoon is combat-ready
  • review the fighting forces

Synonyms for fighting in the sense of this definition

(fighting is similar to ...) (military) of or intended for or involved in military operations

(fighting 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"

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