Definition of "combat" []

  • To oppose in battle; fight against. (verb-transitive)
  • To oppose vigorously; struggle against. See Synonyms at oppose. (verb-transitive)
  • To engage in fighting; contend or struggle. (verb-intransitive)
  • Fighting, especially armed battle; strife. See Synonyms at conflict. (noun)
  • Of or relating to combat: flew 50 combat missions. (adjective)
  • A fight, conflict, or struggle (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • An action fought between two military forces (noun)
  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • To fight or defy (verb)
  • To struggle or strive (against); be in conflict (with) (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "combat" in a sentence
  • "The judicial combat is introduced by a writer of the fourteenth century, in a scene where Pilate challenges Jesus Christ to _single combat_."
  • "Casualty rate comparison (non combat +combat) between Bush and Clinton on 04 / 08 / 2009, -3 / +88Does the gallery launch for anyone else?"
  • "The proportion of private contractors that engage in combat is roughly equal to that of the military."