Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One, such as a person or a combat vehicle, that takes part in armed strife.
  • adjective Engaging in armed strife.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Contending; disposed to combat or contend.
  • In heraldry, same as affronté, but applied only to ferocious creatures, such as lions.
  • noun A person who combats; one who engages in battle; one who fights, whether in single combat or in an army or a fleet.
  • noun A person who contends with another in argument or controversy.
  • noun A name of the ruff, Machetes pugnax. See ruff.
  • noun In heraldry, a figure drawn like a sword-player standing upon his guard.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who engages in combat. IN military use, opposed to noncombatant.
  • adjective Contending; disposed to contend.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun An armed fighter.

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

  • adjective engaging in or ready for combat
  • noun someone who fights (or is fighting)

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Designation as an enemy combatant is a classic example.

    Balkinization

  • Designation as an enemy combatant is a classic example.

    Balkinization

  • Designation as an enemy combatant is a classic example.

    Balkinization

  • Designation as an enemy combatant is a classic example.

    Balkinization

  • Designation as an enemy combatant is a classic example.

    Balkinization

  • Designation as an enemy combatant is a classic example.

    Balkinization

  • Designation as an enemy combatant is a classic example.

    Balkinization

  • Designation as an enemy combatant is a classic example.

    Balkinization

  • Designation as an enemy combatant is a classic example.

    Balkinization

  • Designation as an enemy combatant is a classic example.

    Balkinization

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