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Combat meaning

combat - 7 dictionary results

  1. 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"
  2. 2. To struggle or contend, as with an opposing force; to fight.
  3. 3. To fight with; to oppose by force, argument, etc.; to contend against; to resist.
  4. 4. A fight; a contest of violence; a struggle for supremacy.
  5. 5. An engagement of no great magnitude; or one in which the parties engaged are not armies.
  6. 6. A battle; contest.
  7. 7. To contend against.

combat - examples of usage

  1. I shall only mention one thing, to show what we have to combat with. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
  2. In dreams we go amongst them, and play with them, and combat with them. - "The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries", W. Y. Evans Wentz.
  3. This accounted for their not wishing to continue the combat, and standing away, while it seemed doubtful whether they would venture to renew it. - "Paddy Finn", W. H. G. Kingston.
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