- The definition of a fight is a contest or a struggle.
An example of a fight is a boxing match.
- To fight is defined as to participate in a physical or verbal disagreement, or to face something and struggle through it.
- An example of to fight is for a teenager to argue with his mother over his curfew.
- An example of to fight is to remain strong through a battle with cancer.
Two women having a fight.
fight definition by Webster's New World
- to take part in a physical struggle or battle; struggle
- to box, esp. professionally
- to struggle or work hard in trying to beat or overcome someone or something; contend
- to argue or quarrel; dispute: often with about or over
Origin: Middle English fighten ; from Old English feohtan, akin to German fechten ; from Indo-European base an unverified form pek-, to pluck hair or wool from source Old English feoh (see fee) and amp; Classical Latin pecten, a comb, pecu, cattle
- to oppose physically or in battle, as with fists, weapons, etc.
- to box with in a contest
- to try to overcome; struggle against or contend with, as by argument, legislation, etc.
- to engage in or carry on (a war, conflict, case, etc.)
- to gain by struggle: to fight one's way to the top
- to cause to fight; manage (a boxer, gamecock, etc.)
- a physical struggle; battle; combat
- any struggle, contest, or quarrel
- power or readiness to fight; pugnacious spirit: full of fight
Origin: ME < OE feoht
fight definition by American Heritage Dictionary
verb fought fought , fight·ing, fights verb, intransitive
- a. To attempt to harm or gain power over an adversary by blows or with weapons.b. Sports To engage in boxing or wrestling.
- To engage in a quarrel; argue: They are always fighting about money.
- To strive vigorously and resolutely: fought against graft; fighting for her rights.
- a. To contend with physically or in battle.b. To wage or carry on (a battle).c. To contend for, by or as if by combat: “I now resolved that Calais should be fought to the death” (Winston S. Churchill).
- a. Sports To box or wrestle against in a ring.b. To participate in (a boxing match, for example).
- To set (a boxer, for example) in combat with another. See Synonyms at oppose.
- To contend with or struggle against: fight cancer; fight temptation.
- To try to prevent the development or success of.
- To make (one's way) by struggle or striving: fought my way to the top.
- A confrontation between opposing groups in which each attempts to harm or gain power over the other, as with bodily force or weapons.
- A quarrel or conflict.
- a. A physical conflict between two or more individuals.b. Sports A boxing or wrestling match.
- A struggle to achieve an objective. See Synonyms at conflict.
- The power or inclination to fight; pugnacity: I just didn't have any fight left in me.
Origin: Middle English fighten, from Old English feohtan, fihtan.
- fightˌa·bilˈi·ty noun
- fightˈa·ble adjective
- fightˈing·ly adverb
fight - Phrases/Idioms
fight it out
fight fire with fire
fight shy of