from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A prearranged, formal combat between two persons, usually fought to settle a point of honor.
- n. A struggle for domination between two contending persons, groups, or ideas.
- transitive v. To engage (another) in or as if in formal combat.
- transitive v. To oppose actively and forcefully.
- intransitive v. To engage in or as if in formal combat.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Arranged, regular combat between two private persons, often over a matter of honor.
- n. Historically, the wager of battle (judicial combat)
- n. Any struggle between two contending persons, groups or ideas.
- v. To engage in a duel.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A combat between two persons, fought with deadly weapons, by agreement. It usually arises from an injury done or an affront given by one to the other.
- v. To fight in single combat.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A single combat; specifically, a premeditated and prearranged combat between two persons with deadly weapons, and usually in the presence of at least two witnesses, called seconds, for the purpose of deciding a quarrel, avenging an insult, or clearing the honor of one of the combatants, or of some third party whose cause he champions.
- n. Any fight or contest between two parties; especially, a military contest between parties representing the same arm of the service.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a prearranged fight with deadly weapons by two people (accompanied by seconds) in order to settle a quarrel over a point of honor
- n. any struggle between two skillful opponents (individuals or groups)
- v. fight a duel, as over one's honor or a woman
The law says, the killing a man in a duel is murder, and I am bound to tell you it is murder; therefore, in the discharge of my duty, I tell you so; but I tell you at the same time, a _fairer duel_ than this I never heard of in the whole _coorse_ of my life. '
Most observers feel that an Obama-McCain duel is not a very likely outcome of this election.
Button pledges he will keep his title duel with Hamilton alive for a
And then, in one moment, the title duel took a decisive swing - pushing absolutely flat-out,
Yet when the hurricane hits, when the title duel between Chelsea and
Barcelona face a testing week with Chelsea at Camp Nou on Tuesday in the Champions League semi-final first leg before the title duel with Real four days later.
The next two, Banfield and Newell's seem destined to fight it out for the championship, and we will probably see the loser of the title duel qualify ahead of Lanús in the second at-large spot for the Libertadores.
Jareth used to be a very short-lived character; his getting killed in a duel is the start of the story, after which his horribly spoiled sister, basically Paris Hilton dropped on her ass in a fantasy setting, recruits a regiment of gnolls and a gnome as her assistant to pursue his killer.
To a general female heart a duel is the most dangerous of all assaults, and the most fascinating of all charms; and a duellist, though precisely what a woman most should dread, as most exposing her to public notice, is the person of all others she can, commonly, least resist.
SINGAPORE, Sept 23 (Reuters) - Jenson Button and Rubens Barrichello resume their title duel on the streets of Singapore this Sunday, where the focus returns to