- ready or prepared to fight
Origin of combatantMiddle English from OFr, present participle of combattre: see combat
a person who engages in combat; fighter
One, such as a person or a combat vehicle, that takes part in armed strife.
Engaging in armed strife.
- An armed fighter.
- Gladiators were combatants who fought to the death to entertain the public.
(comparative more combatant, superlative most combatant)
- Contending; disposed to contend.