Definition and Meanings for fight
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Part of Speech of fight
intransitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, transitive verb, noun
Etymology of fight
Meaning of fight
as intransitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun
- to strive or contened 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.
- to act in opposition to anything; to struggle against; to contend; to strive; to make resistance.
as transitive verb
- 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.
- 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.
- to cause to fight; to manage or maneuver in a fight; as, to fight cocks; to fight one's ship.
as noun, intransitive verb
- 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.
- a struggle or contest of any kind.
- strength or disposition for fighting; pugnacity; as, he has a great deal of fight in him.
- a screen for the combatants in ships.