What is the meaning of fight?


  • A hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war.
    • usage: "Grant won a decisive victory in the battle of Chickamauga"; "he lost his romantic ideas about war when he got into a real engagement"
  • The act of fighting; any contest or struggle.
    • usage: "a fight broke out at the hockey game"; "there was fighting in the streets"; "the unhappy couple got into a terrible scrap"
  • An aggressive willingness to compete.
    • usage: "the team was full of fight"
  • An intense verbal dispute.
    • usage: "a violent fight over the bill is expected in the Senate"
  • A boxing or wrestling match.
    • usage: "the fight was on television last night"


  • Be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight.
    • usage: "the tribesmen fought each other"; "Siblings are always fighting"; "Militant groups are contending for control of the country"
  • Fight against or resist strongly.
    • usage: "The senator said he would oppose the bill"; "Don't fight it"
  • Make a strenuous or labored effort.
    • usage: "She struggled for years to survive without welfare"; "He fought for breath"
  • 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.
    • usage: "The liberal party pushed for reforms"; "She is crusading for women's rights"; "The Dean is pushing for his favorite candidate"
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APAWordNet. (2010). fight. Retrieved April 23, 2019, from http://smartdefine.org/fight/definitions/1190531
ChicagoWordNet. 2010. "fight" http://smartdefine.org/fight/definitions/1190531 (accessed April 23, 2019).
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MLAWordNet. "fight" 23 October 2010. Web. 23 April 2019. <http://smartdefine.org/fight/definitions/1190531>
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