Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

wrestling

play
noun wres·tling \ˈres-liŋ, ˈras-; ˈre-səl-iŋ, ˈra-\

Simple Definition of wrestling

  • : a sport in which two people try to throw, force, or pin each other to the ground

Full Definition of wrestling

  1. :  a sport or contest in which two unarmed individuals struggle hand to hand with each attempting to subdue or unbalance the other

Examples of wrestling

  1. My favorite sport is wrestling.

  2. He was on the wrestling team in high school.



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of wrestling

before 12th century


WRESTLING Defined for Kids

wrestling

play
noun wres·tling \ˈre-sliŋ\

Definition of wrestling

  1. :  a sport in which two opponents wrestle each other





Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up wrestling? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 13, 2016

a trying or distressing experience

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image33683556

How much does a batman (the Turkish unit of measurement) weigh?

100 pounds 196.5 pounds 16.96 pounds 2.2 pounds
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ