Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One who fights, such as a soldier or boxer.
  • n. A fast, maneuverable combat aircraft used to engage enemy aircraft.
  • n. A pugnacious, unyielding, or determined person.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person who fights, a combatant.
  • n. A warrior; fighting soldier.
  • n. A pugnacious, competitive person.
  • n. A class of fixed-wing aircraft whose primary purpose is that of shooting down other aircraft. Some of these (Fighter-Attack or Attack aircraft) also have a secondary purpose of attacking ground targets.
  • n. A boxer or participant in any martial art.
  • n. A game with a focus on physical combat.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who fights; a combatant; a warrior.
  • n. A boxer; a pugilist.
  • n. A person with the determination and will to persist through great difficulty to achieve a goal; one with the courage to fight and resist an opponent, and to struggle with all one's powers.
  • n. A military aircraft designed to seek out and destroy enemy aircraft; it is usually smaller and more maneuvarable than aircraft designed specifically for bombing. However, hybrid fighter-bomber aircraft that perform both functions also are used.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who fights; a combatant; especially, one who is disposed to fight, or who fights well.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone who fights for a cause
  • n. someone who fights (or is fighting)
  • n. a high-speed military or naval airplane designed to destroy enemy aircraft in the air

Etymologies

fight +‎ -er (Wiktionary)

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  • "Cause it makes me that much stronger
    Makes me work a little bit harder
    It makes me that much wiser
    So thanks for making me a fighter
    Made me learn a little bit faster
    Made my skin a little bit thicker
    Makes me that much smarter
    So thanks for making me a fighter"

    July 31, 2007