combat

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Etymology[edit]

From French, from Old French combatre, from Vulgar Latin *combattere, from Latin com- (with) + battuere (to beat, strike).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
    noun
  • (file)
    verb
  • Rhymes: -æt

Noun[edit]

combat (countable and uncountable, plural combats)

  1. A battle, a fight (often one in which weapons are used); a struggle for victory.
    • 1907, Robert Chambers, chapter 8, The Younger Set[1]:
      “ My tastes,” he said, still smiling, “ incline me to the garishly sunlit side of this planet.” And, to tease her and arouse her to combat : “ I prefer a farandole to a nocturne ; I'd rather have a painting than an etching ; [… ]”
    • 2012 March 1, William E. Carter, Merri Sue Carter, “The British Longitude Act Reconsidered”, American Scientist, volume 100, number 2, page 87: 
      Conditions were horrendous aboard most British naval vessels at the time. Scurvy and other diseases ran rampant, killing more seamen each year than all other causes combined, including combat.

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combat (third-person singular simple present combats, present participle combatting or combating, simple past and past participle combatted or combated)

  1. (transitive) To fight with; to struggle for victory against.
    • Milton
      To combat with a blind man I disdain.

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Noun[edit]

combat m (plural combats)

  1. combat

Verb[edit]

combat

  1. third-person singular present indicative form of combatre
  2. second-person singular imperative form of combatre

French[edit]

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Noun[edit]

combat m (plural combats)

  1. combat (hostile interaction)
  2. (figuratively) combat (contest; competition)
  3. (in the plural) battle; military combat

Verb[edit]

combat

  1. third-person singular present indicative of combattre

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Noun[edit]

combat m (plural combats)

  1. combat