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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. 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]


ADJECTIVE (1)

1. engaged in or ready for military or naval operations;
- Example: "on active duty"
- Example: "the platoon is combat-ready"
- Example: "review the fighting forces"
[syn: active, combat-ready, fighting(a)]


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:

Fighting \Fight"ing\, a. 1. Qualified for war; fit for battle. [1913 Webster] An host of fighting men. --2 Chron. xxvi. 11. [1913 Webster] 2. Occupied in war; being the scene of a battle; as, a fighting field. --Pope. [1913 Webster] A fighting chance, one dependent upon the issue of a struggle. [Colloq.] Fighting crab (Zool.), the fiddler crab. Fighting fish (Zool.), a remarkably pugnacious East Indian fish (Betta pugnax), reared by the Siamese for spectacular fish fights. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

fighting adj 1: 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)] n 1: 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]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

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