part of speech: noun

definition 1: the use of weapons, bodies, or words to struggle with someone or something; battle; quarrel.

  • The fight between the two armies began at dawn.
  • My brother and I had a fight over whose turn it was to wash the dishes.

synonyms: battle, clash, combat, quarrel, struggle

definition 2: a boxing match.

  • My dad likes to watch the fights on television.

synonyms: bout


part of speech: verb

inflections: fights, fighting, fought

definition 1: to do battle; take part in a struggle.

  • The ducks fought over the bread we tossed to them.

synonyms: battle, contend

definition 2: to battle or struggle against.

  • The swimmer fought the strong current to reach the other shore.

synonyms: battle, combat, contend against, resist

definition 3: to box against.

  • He fought the champion and won.