Combat meaning

kəm-băt, kŏmbăt
To oppose in battle; fight against.
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Combat means to fight or struggle.

An example of combat is for a superhero to fight a criminal.

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The definition of a combat is a battle or struggle.

An example of a combat is a street fight.

noun
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To act or work in order to eliminate, curtail, or stop.

Efforts to combat crime; drugs that combat infection.

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To engage in fighting; contend or struggle.
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Fighting, especially with weapons.

Naval combat.

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Contention or strife.

Rhetorical combat.

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Of or relating to combat.

Flew 50 combat missions.

adjective
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Intended for use or deployment in combat.

Combat boots; combat troops.

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To fight, contend, or struggle.
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To fight or struggle against; oppose, resist, or seek to get rid of.
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Armed fighting; battle.
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Any struggle or conflict; strife.
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Of or for combat.
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A battle, a fight (often one in which weapons are used); a struggle for victory.
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To fight with; to struggle for victory against.
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Origin of combat

  • French combattre from Old French from Late Latin combattere Latin com- com- Latin battere to beat (alteration of battuere)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French, from Old French combatre, from Vulgar Latin *combattere, from Latin com- (“with”) + battuere (“to beat, strike”).

    From Wiktionary