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Fight appears in the following tongue twister:

  • It's a nice night for a white rice fight.

Fight appears in the following pangrams (sentences using every letter of the alphabet at least once):

  • Blowzy red vixens fight for a quick jump. (33 letters)
  • Monique, the buxom coed, likes to fight for Pez with the junior varsity team. (61 letters)
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Fight appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • He won’t fight a ban if I, Jesus, use Jif in a bath gift now, eh?
  • He won’t fight nine Moslem martyr aides, Rowan, across a pass, or can a worse diary trammel some ninth gift now, eh?
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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun fight:


Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb fight:


Fight is sometimes a misspelling of flight or height.

The word fight is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun fight

What does fight mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: fights

  1. a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war
  2. the act of fighting; any contest or struggle
  3. an aggressive willingness to compete
    • example: the team was full of fight
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • synonym of fight: competitiveness
    • more generic word: aggressiveness = the quality of being bold and enterprising
  4. an intense verbal dispute
  5. a boxing or wrestling match
    • example: the fight was on television last night
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • more generic words: boxing / fisticuffs / pugilism = fighting with the fists

Alternative definition of the noun fight


  1. An occasion of fighting.
  2. [archaic] A battle between opposing armies.
  3. A physical confrontation or combat between two or more people or groups.
  4. [sports] A boxing or martial arts match.
  5. A conflict, possibly nonphysical, with opposing ideas or forces; strife.
  6. The will or ability to fight

Definition of the verb fight

What does fight mean as a doing word?

Fight is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.

verb - inflections:

simple pastpast participlepresent participlethird-person singular

  1. be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight
    • examples: Siblings are always fighting | Sam and Sue fight | Sam cannot fight Sue
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Actor - being, plural] [Verb]The populace fought
      [Actor 1 - being] and [Actor 2] [Verb]Brenda and Molly fought
      [Actor 1 - being] [Verb] [Actor 2]Anne fought Cathy
      [Actor 1 - being] [Verb] with [Actor 2]Brenda fought with Molly

      Verbs of Social Interaction (with the same syntax): battle, box, debate.

    • lexical domain: Competition - verbs of fighting, athletic activities
    • synonyms of fight: contend / struggle
    • more specific terms:
    • entailments: compete / contend / vie = compete for something; engage in a contest
  2. fight against or resist strongly
  3. make a strenuous or labored effort
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Actor - being or organization, plural] [Verb]They battled
      [Actor - being or organization, plural] [Verb] about [Topic, possessive with -ing]They battled about his coming
      [Actor - being or organization, plural] [Verb] about [Topic, wh-complement clause]They battled about whether he should go
      [Actor - being or organization, plural] [Verb] about [Topic, what-extraction]They battled about what was the right thing
      [Actor - being or organization, plural] [Verb] about [Topic, what-infinitive clause]They battled about what to do
      [Actor - being or organization, plural] [Verb] about [Topic, whether-infinitive clause]They battled about whether to go
      [Actor - being or organization, plural] [Verb] about [Topic, not sentential clause]They battled about it
      [Actor 1 - being or organization] [Verb] with [Actor 2] about [Topic, wh-complement clause]I battled with him about whether he should kill the peasants
      [Actor 1 - being or organization] [Verb] with [Actor 2] about [Topic, what-extraction]I battled with him about whether he should go
      [Actor 1 - being or organization] [Verb] with [Actor 2] about [Topic, what-infinitive clause]I battled with him about what to do
      [Actor 1 - being or organization] [Verb] with [Actor 2] about [Topic, whether-infinitive clause]I battled with him about whether to go
      [Actor 1 - being or organization] [Verb] with [Actor 2] about [Topic, not sentential clause]I battled with him about it

      Verbs of Social Interaction (with the same syntax): argue, bargain, battle, bicker, brawl, clash, combat, communicate, compete, conflict, correspond, dicker, differ, disagree, dispute, duel, feud, joust, quarrel, quibble, scuffle, skirmish, spar, spat, squabble, struggle, tilt, tussle, vie, war, wrangle, wrestle.

    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • synonym of fight: struggle
    • more generic words: assay / attempt / essay / seek / try = make an effort or attempt
    • more specific words:
  4. exert oneself continuously, vigorously, or obtrusively to gain an end or engage in a crusade for a certain cause or person; be an advocate for

Alternative definition of the verb fight


  1. [intransitive] To contend in physical conflict, either singly or in war, battle etc.
  2. [intransitive] To strive for; to campaign or contend for success.
  3. [transitive] To conduct or engage in (battle, warfare etc.).
  4. [transitive] To engage in combat with; to oppose physically, to contest with.
  5. [transitive] To try to overpower; to fiercely counteract.


  1. Fight was an American heavy metal band assembled by Judas Priest frontman, Rob Halford, after his departure from that band in 1992. He took with him from Judas Priest and Racer X drummer Scott Travis, though Travis also continued to drum for Judas Priest. The line-up was completed by Russ Parrish on guitar, Brian Tilse on guitar and keyboards and Jack "Jay Jay" Brown on bass guitar.
  2. Fight a.k.a. The Fight is a band founded in 2000 in Dudley, West Midlands, UK. The band consists of singer and guitarist Kate "K8" Turley, drummer Jack Turley, Scott Milner also on guitar and bassist Tom Calder. In 2002, New Found Glory's road crew overheard them busking outside a gig in Leicester. When NFG’s guitarist, Chad Gilbert, heard their record he invited them to support them in London and took their demo to his label. Finally, they got signed by Fat Wreck Chords who put out their first EP, Home Is Where the Hate Is, in 2003. Their first album Nothing New Since Rock 'n' Roll was released in 2004 on Repossession Records. The Fight have toured the UK, Japan and the United States with bands such as Rancid, Yellowcard, Sugarcult, Brand New and the Starting Line and played on the Warped Tour in summer 2005.

There are other groups with in their name, like fight!!, Ape Fight, Dog Fight, Fight Amp, Toy Fight, Fight Bite, Fight Fair, the fight!, As We Fight, Fight Paris, Final Fight, Title Fight, A Good Fight, Brutal Fight, Fight Pretty, Mascot Fight, Pillow fight, Fight the Sky, Ten Yard Fight and The Good Fight.


  1. "Fight" is the fifth studio album released by the Japanese boy band Kanjani Eight. Fight was announced on September 8, 2011 as a new untitled album. On October 17, 2011, its release date and title were announced. There were three versions of this release: a 2 Disc regular edition and two CD+DVD limited editions. The first press release of the regular edition contains 7 trading cards while limited editions A and B contain a 48 page photo book. It was released on November 16, 2011. This album marked one year and three weeks since the release of their previous album, 8 Uppers.
  2. "Fight" was the Moldovan entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2007, performed in English by Natalia Barbu. The song was written by Elena Buga and composed by Alexandru Braşoveanu.
  3. "Fight" is the eighth studio album of the German female hard rock singer Doro Pesch. It was released worldwide in 2002 by SPV/Steamhammer.
  4. "Fight" a.k.a. "Fight!!" with Mayu Natsu Selection is J-pop artist Mayumi Iizuka's 13th album.
    • genre: J-pop
    • released on (6 years ago)
  5. "Fight" is Flipper's fifth live album.
  6. "Fight" is a composition.
  7. "Fight" is a musical album of A Giant Dog.
    • released in (4 years ago)


"Fight" is a book written by Craig Groeschel.


  1. "Fight" a.k.a. "Sandai" is a drama Tamil film starring Sundar C and Ramya Raj. It was directed by Sakthi Chidmabaram. It was previously known as Ezhu then Porukki then Adhirudalla then Mahamagam before finally settling on Sandai. It has been dubbed in Hindi as "Jungbaaz".
  2. "Fight" is a 2012 animated short film directed and produce by Steven Subotnick.
  3. Fight is a drama tv series.
    • begun on (10 years ago)
    • regular cast: Noriko Sakai as 木戸 亜沙子
  4. Fight: A gritty, coming-of-age story, Fight is about a group of young men drawn into the down-and-dirty world of street fighting.
  5. "Fight" is a film, directed by Ervin Chartrand.
  6. "Fight" a.k.a. "Fight!" is a short film, directed by Marc James Roels.


  1. Fight is a TV program.
    • also known as Mazzang, Matzzang
    • begun on and completed on (7 years ago)
    • 8 episodes
    • country: South Korea
  2. Fight a.k.a. Fight+ was a European combat sports TV channel founded by David McConachie and Steffen Tangstad.

Phrases with Fight

Phrases starting with the word Fight:

  1. fight off
  2. fight back
  3. fight down
  4. Fight Fires
  5. Fight Shy of
  6. Fight the Tape

Phrases ending with the word Fight:

  1. bun-fight
  2. Mud Fight
  3. Food fight
  4. gang fight
  5. Play Fight
  6. Bitch Fight
  7. knife fight
  8. Paper Fight
  9. prize fight
  10. proxy fight
  11. Water fight
  12. pillow fight
  13. chicken-fight
  14. Put Up a Fight

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Fight

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Google previewCapoeira (2012)

Roots of the Dance-Fight-Game by Nestor Capoeira

Fight is an agonistic movement. A “duel” brought up by a provocation or a challenge. Fight is that which puts an end to immobility. Everything and everyone (orixris, humans, ancestors, animals, minerals, etc.) is obliged to answer immediately ...

Google previewMaking Smart Choices about Violence, Gangs, and Bullying (2008)

by Matt Monteverde

Getting into a fight is a bad choice; filming the fight is an even worse choice. Keeping Busy Acts of youth violence peak around the time kids are getting out of school (3:00 pm), in contrast to adult violence (1 1 :00 pm). If you find yourself with ...

Google previewWarren Buffett and the Art of Stock Arbitrage (2010)

Proven Strategies for Arbitrage and Other Special Investment Situations by Mary Buffett, David Clark

The Proxy Fight A proxy fight is a battle between the two groups of shareholders —one group supports the buyer and is for...

the reason for the proxy fight is that only a small number of shareholders ever show up to a shareholders'; ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Cesar Chavez: The Farm Workers' Fight for Rights and Justice (2013)

by Roger Bruns

The Fight in the ...

Google previewThe Eat Right 4 Your Type The complete Blood Type Encyclopedia (2002)

by Dr. Peter J. D'Adamo, Catherine Whitney

Your Type Health Library Menopause: Fight It with the Blood ...

Google previewChambers Dictionary Of Phrasal Verbs

fight back vi to use ( physical) violence against someone who is using (physical) violence against one : If ...

Google previewDictionary of Movie Clichés (2005)

by Giuseppe Cristiano

have been throw there during the fight. Unusual bar decor is often used as a weapon. A glass of whisky will ...

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Quotes about Fight

I'm not going to fight in the physical with physical weapons, because it's not a physical fight. I'm going to fight with spiritual weapons, cause it's a spiritual fight. (Stephen Baldwin)
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Scrabble value of F4I1G2H4T1

The value of this 5-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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