Combat

Com"bat

, n. [Cf. F. combat.] 1. A fight; a contest of violence; a struggle for supremacy.
[1913 Webster]

My courage try by combat, if thou dar'st.
Shak.
[1913 Webster]

The noble combat that 'twixt joy and sorrow was fought in Paulina.
Shak.
[1913 Webster]

2. (Mil.) An engagement of no great magnitude; or one in which the parties engaged are not armies.
[1913 Webster]

Single combat, one in which a single combatant meets a single opponent, as in the case of David and Goliath; also, a duel.

Syn. -- A battle; engagement; conflict; contest; contention; struggle; fight, strife. See Battle, Contest.
[1913 Webster]

 

New - Add Dictionary Search to Your Site

You can add a free dictionary search box to your own web site by copying and pasting the following HTML into one of your web pages:

<form action="http://www.freedict.co.uk/search.php" method="post">
 <p style="text-align: center; font-family: sans-serif;">
  <a style="font-weight: bold;" href="http://www.freedict.co.uk/"
     title="FreeDict free online dictionary">FreeDict</a>
  <input type="text" name="word" size="20" value="" />
  <input type="submit" name="submit" value="Search Dictionary" />
 </p>
</form>

 

a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z

Fri 14th December 2018