v. i.1.To struggle or contend, as with an opposing force; to fight.
[imp. & p. p. Combated; p. pr. & vb. n. Combating.]
To combat with a blind man I disdain.
- Milton.
v. t.1.To fight with; to oppose by force, argument, etc.; to contend against; to resist.
Minds combat minds, repelling and repelled.
- Goldsmith.
n.1.A fight; a contest of violence; a struggle for supremacy.
My courage try by combat, if thou dar'st.
- Shak.
2.(Mil.) An engagement of no great magnitude; or one in which the parties engaged are not armies.
Single combat
one in which a single combatant meets a single opponent, as in the case of David and Goliath; also, a duel.
Noun1.Combatcombat - an engagement fought between two military forces
Synonyms: armed combat
2.combat - the act of fighting; any contest or struggle; "a fight broke out at the hockey game"; "there was fighting in the streets"; "the unhappy couple got into a terrible scrap"
Synonyms: fight, fighting, scrap
Verb1.combat - battle or contend against in or as if in a battle; "The Kurds are combating Iraqi troops in Nothern Iraq"; "We must combat the prejudices against other races"; "they battled over the budget"
Synonyms: battle

COMBAT, Eng. law. The form of a forcible encounter between two or more persons or bodies of men; an engagement or battle. A duel.

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