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Meaning of fighting by Wiktionary Dictionary




    1. Present participle of fight .

    Derived terms



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


    fighting ( plural: fightings )

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


    • Korean: 화이팅 ( hwaiting )

Explanation of fighting by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. engaged in or ready for military or naval operations

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

    2. there was fighting in the streets

    Definition of fighting by GCIDE Dictionary


    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.