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English noun: fighter

1. fighter (person) someone who fights (or is fighting)

Synonymsbattler, belligerent, combatant, scrapper

Broader (hypernym)individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul

Narrower (hyponym)boxer, brawler, butter, defender, fencer, gamecock, gladiator, gouger, grappler, hell-kite, hell-rooster, master, matman, mauler, pugilist, skirmisher, street fighter, superior, swordsman, tough, victor, withstander, wrestler

2. fighter (artifact) a high-speed military or naval airplane designed to destroy enemy aircraft in the air

Synonymsattack aircraft, fighter aircraft

Broader (hypernym)aeroplane, airplane, military plane, plane, warplane

Narrower (hyponym)interceptor, kamikaze, stealth fighter

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

3. fighter (person) someone who fights for a cause

Synonymschampion, hero, paladin

Broader (hypernym)defender, guardian, protector, shielder

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