|1.||[ noun ] the act of fighting; any contest or struggle|
|Synonyms:||fight combat scrap|
"a fight broke out at the hockey game" "there was fighting in the streets" "the unhappy couple got into a terrible scrap"
|Related terms:||conflict brush hassle shock beating gunfight battering fistfight duel affray in-fighting knife_fight brawl dogfight fencing rumble set-to blow fight quarrel|
|2.||[ adjective ] (military) engaged in or ready for military or naval operations|
"on active duty" "the platoon is combat-ready" "review the fighting forces"
|Related terms:||military operational|
|3.||[ adjective ] engaged in war|
|Synonyms:||militant war-ridden warring belligerent|
"belligerent (or warring) nations" "a fighting war"
|4.||[ adjective ] disposed to loud disagreements and fighting|