HyperDic: duel

English > 3 senses of the word duel:
NOUNactduel, affaire d'honneura prearranged fight with deadly weapons by two people (accompanied by seconds) in order to settle a quarrel over a point of honor
actduelany struggle between two skillful opponents (individuals or groups)
VERBcompetitionduelfight a duel, as over one's honor or a woman
duel > pronunciation
Soundsduw'ahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > duel: 3 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningA prearranged fight with deadly weapons by two people (accompanied by seconds) in order to settle a quarrel over a point of honor.
Synonymaffaire d'honneur
Broaderfight, fighting, combat, scrapThe act of fighting
Spanishduelo
Catalanduel
Nounsduelist, duellista person who fights duels / duels
Verbsduelfight a duel, as over one's honor or a woman
English > duel: 3 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningAny struggle between two skillful opponents (individuals or groups).
Broaderstruggle, battleAn energetic attempt to achieve something
Spanishduelo
Catalanduel
Nounsduelist, duellista person who fights duels / duels
English > duel: 3 senses > verb 1, competition
Meaningfight a duel, as over one's honor or a woman.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s somebody
Example"In the 19th century, men often dueled over small matters"
Broadercontend, fight, struggleBe engaged in a fight
Spanishbatirse en duelo, duelar
Catalanduel
Nounsduela prearranged fight with deadly weapons by two people (accompanied by seconds) in order to settle a quarrel over a point of honor
dueler, dueller, duelista person who fights duels / duels

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