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English adjective: fighting

1. fighting engaged in or ready for military or naval operations

SamplesOn active duty.
The platoon is combat-ready.
Review the fighting forces.

Synonymsactive, combat-ready


Domain categoryarmed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine

Antonymsnonoperational, inactive

English noun: fighting

1. fighting (act) the act of fighting; any contest or struggle

SamplesA fight broke out at the hockey game.
There was fighting in the streets.
The unhappy couple got into a terrible scrap.

Synonymscombat, fight, scrap

Broader (hypernym)battle, conflict, struggle

Narrower (hyponym)affaire d'honneur, affray, banging, battering, beating, brawl, brush, clash, close-quarter fighting, cut-and-thrust, disturbance, dogfight, dogfight, duel, encounter, fencing, fistfight, fisticuffs, fray, free-for-all, gang fight, gunfight, gunplay, hassle, impact, in-fighting, knife fight, rough-and-tumble, ruffle, rumble, scuffle, set-to, shock, shootout, single combat, skirmish, slugfest, snickersnee, tussle, whipping

Part holonymblow

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