HyperDic: fighting

English > 2 senses of the word fighting:
NOUNactfighting, fight, combat, scrapthe act of fighting
ADJECTIVEallfighting, active, combat-readyengaged in or ready for military or naval operations
fighting > pronunciation
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English > fighting: 2 senses > adjective 1
MeaningEngaged in or ready for military or naval operations.
Example "review the fighting forces"
Synonymsactive, combat-ready
Categorymilitary, armed forces, armed services, military machine, war machineThe military forces of a nation
Broaderoperational(military) of or intended for or involved in military operations
Spanishactiva, activo
English > fighting: 2 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe act of fighting; any contest or struggle.
Example "there was fighting in the streets"
Synonymsfight, combat, scrap
PartsblowA powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon
Narroweraffray, disturbance, fray, ruffleA noisy fight
battering, bangingThe act of subjecting to strong attack
beating, whippingThe act of overcoming or outdoing
brawl, free-for-allA noisy fight in a crowd
brush, clash, encounter, skirmishA minor short-term fight
close-quarter fightinghand-to-hand fighting at close quarters
dogfightA violent fight between dogs (sometimes organized illegally for entertainment and gambling)
duel, 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
fencingThe art or sport of fighting with swords (especially the use of foils or epees or sabres to score points under a set of rules)
fistfight, fisticuffs, slugfestA fight with bare fists
gunfight, gunplay, shootoutA fight involving shooting small arms with the intent to kill or frighten
hassle, scuffle, tussle, dogfight, rough-and-tumbledisorderly fighting
in-fightingconflict / conflict / conflict between members of the same organization (usually concealed from outsiders)
knife fight, snickersnee, cut-and-thrustfighting with knives
rumble, gang fightA fight between rival gangs of adolescents
set-toA brief but vigorous fight
shock, impactThe violent interaction of individuals or groups entering into combat
single combatA fight between two people
Broaderconflict, struggle, battleAn open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals)
Spanishacción, batalla, brega, combate, lucha, pelea
Catalanbaralla, batalla, brega, combat, lluita
Verbsfightbe engaged in a fight

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