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Meaning of fighting by Wiktionary Dictionary

fighting


    Verb

    fighting

    1. Present participle of fight .

    Derived terms

    Adjective

    fighting

    1. engaged in war or other conflict
    2. apt to provoke a fight

    Noun

    fighting ( plural: fightings )

    1. A fight or battle; an occasion on which people fight

    Descendants

    • Korean: 화이팅 ( hwaiting )


Explanation of fighting by Wordnet Dictionary

fighting


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

    2. review the fighting forces
    Noun
    1. the act of fighting

    2. there was fighting in the streets


    Definition of fighting by GCIDE Dictionary

    fighting


    1. Fight ( fīt ), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Fought ( fat ); p. pr. & vb. n. Fighting.] [OE. fihten, fehten, AS. feohtan; akin to D. vechten, OHG. fehtan, G. fechten, Sw. fäkta, Dan. fegte, and perh. to E. fist; cf. L. pugnare to fight, pugnus fist.]
      1. To strive or contened for victory, with armies or in single combat; to attempt to defeat, subdue, or destroy an enemy, either by blows or weapons; to contend in arms; -- followed by with or against.

      You do fight against your country's foes. Shak.

      To fight with thee no man of arms will deign. Milton.

      2. To act in opposition to anything; to struggle against; to contend; to strive; to make resistance.

      To fight shy, to avoid meeting fairly or at close quarters; to keep out of reach.

    2. Fighting, a.
      1. Qualified for war; fit for battle.

      An host of fighting men. 2 Chron. xxvi. 11.

      2. Occupied in war; being the scene of a battle; as, “a fighting field”. Pope.

      A fighting chance, one dependent upon the issue of a struggle. [Colloq.] -- Fighting crab ( Zool. ), the fiddler crab. -- Fighting fish ( Zool. ), a remarkably pugnacious East Indian fish ( Betta pugnax ), reared by the Siamese for spectacular fish fights.