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Definition of "duel" []

  • A prearranged, formal combat between two persons, usually fought to settle a point of honor. (noun)
  • A struggle for domination between two contending persons, groups, or ideas. (noun)
  • To engage (another) in or as if in formal combat. (verb-transitive)
  • To oppose actively and forcefully. (verb-transitive)
  • To engage in or as if in formal combat. (verb-intransitive)

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.

Use "duel" in a sentence
  • "The law says, the killing a man in a duel is murder, and I am bound to tell you it is murder; therefore, in the discharge of my duty, I tell you so; but I tell you at the same time, a _fairer duel_ than this I never heard of in the whole _coorse_ of my life. '"
  • "Most observers feel that an Obama-McCain duel is not a very likely outcome of this election."
  • "And then, in one moment, the title duel took a decisive swing - pushing absolutely flat-out,"