combatant

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

French combattant.

Noun[edit]

combatant (plural combatants)

  1. An armed fighter.
    Gladiators were combatants who fought to the death to entertain the public.

Translations[edit]

Adjective[edit]

combatant (comparative more combatant, superlative most combatant)

  1. Contending; disposed to contend.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Ben Jonson to this entry?)

Middle French[edit]

Verb[edit]

combatant

  1. Present participle of combatre.