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

  • noun The act of confronting or the state of being confronted, especially a meeting face to face.
  • noun A conflict involving armed forces.
  • noun Discord or a clash of opinions and ideas.
  • noun A focused comparison.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of confronting.

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

  • noun Act of confronting.

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

  • noun The act of confronting or challenging another, especially face-to-face
  • noun A conflict between armed forces

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

  • noun the act of hostile groups opposing each other
  • noun a hostile disagreement face-to-face
  • noun discord resulting from a clash of ideas or opinions
  • noun a focussed comparison; bringing together for a careful comparison
  • noun a bold challenge


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