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NOUN (5)

1. a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war;
- Example: "Grant won a decisive victory in the battle of Chickamauga"
- Example: "he lost his romantic ideas about war when he got into a real engagement"
[syn: battle, conflict, fight, engagement]

2. the act of fighting; any contest or struggle;
- Example: "a fight broke out at the hockey game"
- Example: "there was fighting in the streets"
- Example: "the unhappy couple got into a terrible scrap"
[syn: fight, fighting, combat, scrap]

3. an aggressive willingness to compete;
- Example: "the team was full of fight"
[syn: competitiveness, fight]

4. an intense verbal dispute;
- Example: "a violent fight over the bill is expected in the Senate"

5. a boxing or wrestling match;
- Example: "the fight was on television last night"


VERB (4)

1. be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight;
- Example: "the tribesmen fought each other"
- Example: "Siblings are always fighting"
- Example: "Militant groups are contending for control of the country"
[syn: contend, fight, struggle]

2. fight against or resist strongly;
- Example: "The senator said he would oppose the bill"
- Example: "Don't fight it!"
[syn: fight, oppose, fight back, fight down, defend]

3. make a strenuous or labored effort;
- Example: "She struggled for years to survive without welfare"
- Example: "He fought for breath"
[syn: fight, struggle]

4. exert oneself continuously, vigorously, or obtrusively to gain an end or engage in a crusade for a certain cause or person; be an advocate for;
- Example: "The liberal party pushed for reforms"
- Example: "She is crusading for women's rights"
- Example: "The Dean is pushing for his favorite candidate"
[syn: crusade, fight, press, campaign, push, agitate]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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[aum]kta, Dan. fegte, and perh. to E. fist; cf. L. pugnare to fight, pugnus fist.] 1. 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. [1913 Webster] You do fight against your country's foes. --Shak. [1913 Webster] To fight with thee no man of arms will deign. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. To act in opposition to anything; to struggle against; to contend; to strive; to make resistance. [1913 Webster] To fight shy, to avoid meeting fairly or at close quarters; to keep out of reach. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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. [1913 Webster] He had to fight his way through the world. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] I have fought a good fight. --2 Tim. iv. 7. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 3. To cause to fight; to manage or maneuver in a fight; as, to fight cocks; to fight one's ship. [1913 Webster] To fight it out, to fight until a decisive and conclusive result is reached. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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. [1913 Webster] Who now defies thee thrice to single fight. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. A struggle or contest of any kind. [1913 Webster] 3. Strength or disposition for fighting; pugnacity; as, he has a great deal of fight in him. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] 4. A screen for the combatants in ships. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Up with your fights, and your nettings prepare. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

fight n 1: 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, fight, engagement] 2: the act of fighting; any contest or struggle; "a fight broke out at the hockey game"; "there was fighting in the streets"; "the unhappy couple got into a terrible scrap" [syn: fight, fighting, combat, scrap] 3: an aggressive willingness to compete; "the team was full of fight" [syn: competitiveness, fight] 4: an intense verbal dispute; "a violent fight over the bill is expected in the Senate" 5: a boxing or wrestling match; "the fight was on television last night" v 1: 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" [syn: contend, fight, struggle] 2: fight against or resist strongly; "The senator said he would oppose the bill"; "Don't fight it!" [syn: fight, 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: fight, struggle] 4: exert oneself continuously, vigorously, or obtrusively to gain an end or engage in a crusade for a certain cause or person; be an advocate for; "The liberal party pushed for reforms"; "She is crusading for women's rights"; "The Dean is pushing for his favorite candidate" [syn: crusade, fight, press, campaign, push, agitate]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

277 Moby Thesaurus words for "fight": Olympic games, Olympics, a outrance, action, aerial combat, affray, against, aggression, aggressiveness, agonize, altercate, altercation, antagonism, antagonize, argue, argument, armored combat, avoid, bandy with, battle, battle it out, battle royal, beat against, beat up against, beef, bellicism, bellicosity, belligerence, belligerency, bicker, bicker over, bickering, blood feud, bout, box, brawl, breast the wave, broil, brush, buck, buffet, buffet the waves, bullfight, bump heads, carry on hostilities, chauvinism, clash, clash of arms, close, close with, cockfight, collide, combat, combativeness, come to blows, compete with, concours, conflict, conflict with, confound, confront, confute, contend, contend about, contend against, contend for, contend with, contention, contentiousness, contest, contradict, contravene, controversy, cope with, cross swords with, cut and thrust, debate, defy, derby, differ, difference of opinion, disagree, disagreement, discord, dispute, dissension, dissent, dissidence, disturbance, dogfight, donnybrook, donnybrook fair, duel, embroilment, encounter, engage, engage in hostilities, engage with, engagement, enthusiasm, exchange blows, exchange of blows, exchange shots, fence, ferocity, feud, fierceness, fight a duel, fight against, fight for, fight like devils, fight over, fight shy of, fight with, fighting, fire fight, flite, fliting, fracas, fray, free-for-all, fuss, game, games, give and take, give satisfaction, go, go to loggerheads, grapple, grapple with, ground combat, grunt and sweat, gymkhana, hand-to-hand combat, hand-to-hand fight, hassle, have it out, have words, hostilities, hostility, house-to-house combat, huff and puff, imbroglio, jingoism, join battle with, join issue, jostle, joust, keep away from, knock-down-and-drag-out, labor against, lock horns, logomachy, make a stand, make war, martialism, match, matching, measure swords with, meet, meeting, melee, mettle, militancy, militarism, militate against, misunderstanding, mix it up, monomachy, naval combat, offer resistance, open quarrel, oppose, oppugn, passage of arms, pitched battle, pluck, polemic, protest, pugnaciousness, pugnacity, quarrel, quarrel over, quarrelsomeness, question, rail, rally, rassle, refute, reluct, reluctate, rencontre, repel, repulse, resist, riot, rise up, rival, row, rowdy, ruckus, rumble, run a tilt, run-in, running fight, saber rattling, scramble, scrap, scrimmage, scuffle, set to, set-to, settle it, sharp words, shed blood, shoving match, single combat, skirmish, slanging match, snarl, spar, spat, spill blood, spirit, squabble, squabble over, stand-up fight, stem the tide, stickle for, stipulate for, street fight, strife, strive, strive against, strive for, strive with, struggle, struggle against, struggle for, struggle with, take a stand, take issue with, take on, tangle with, tauromachy, test, thrust and parry, tiff, tilt, tilt with, tournament, tourney, traverse, trial, truculence, try conclusions with, tug, tug-of-war, tussle, unfriendliness, unpeacefulness, vendetta, vie for, vie with, wage war, war, warfare, warmongering, warpath, withstand, words, wrangle, wrangle over, wrestle, wrestle with, zeal, zest