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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a fight between two people;
- Example: "in all armies there were officers who needed to prove their bravery by single combat"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Combat \Com"bat\, n. [Cf. F. combat.] 1. A fight; a contest of violence; a struggle for supremacy. [1913 Webster] My courage try by combat, if thou dar'st. --Shak. [1913 Webster] The noble combat that 'twixt joy and sorrow was fought in Paulina. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mil.) An engagement of no great magnitude; or one in which the parties engaged are not armies. [1913 Webster] Single combat, one in which a single combatant meets a single opponent, as in the case of David and Goliath; also, a duel. Syn: A battle; engagement; conflict; contest; contention; struggle; fight, strife. See Battle, Contest. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

single combat n 1: a fight between two people; "in all armies there were officers who needed to prove their bravery by single combat"