Combat Definition

kəm-băt, kŏmbăt
combated, combating, combats, combatted, combatting
verb
combated, combating, combats, combatting
To fight or struggle against; oppose, resist, or seek to get rid of.
Webster's New World
To act or work in order to eliminate, curtail, or stop.
Efforts to combat crime; drugs that combat infection.
American Heritage
To fight, contend, or struggle.
Webster's New World
noun
combats
Armed fighting; battle.
Webster's New World
Any struggle or conflict; strife.
Webster's New World
The definition of a combat is a battle or struggle.
An example of a combat is a street fight.
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adjective
Of or for combat.
Webster's New World
Intended for use or deployment in combat.
Combat boots; combat troops.
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Other Word Forms of Combat

Noun

Singular:
combat
Plural:
combats

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

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