from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of fight.
  • adj. engaged in war or other conflict
  • adj. apt to provoke a fight
  • n. A fight or battle; an occasion on which people fight

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Qualified for war; fit for battle.
  • adj. Occupied in war; being the scene of a battle.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Qualified or trained to fight; fit to fight: as, fighting armies.
  • Of or pertaining to battle; characteristic of a disposition to fight.
  • Occupied in war; being the scene of war: as, a fighting field.
  • n. The act of engaging in combat or battle; a battle or contest.

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

  • adj. engaged in or ready for military or naval operations
  • n. the act of fighting; any contest or struggle


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