fighting

adjective fight·ing \ ˈfī-tiŋ \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of fighting

1 : designed, intended, or trained to fight in combat
  • a fighting ship
  • a powerful fighting force
  • fighting men
2 : fit to fight
  • a boxer in fighting condition
3 : having or showing a readiness to fight : aggressive
  • What he does is break down the fighting spirit, not to mention the bodies, of his opponents.
  • The New York Times
— see also fighting chance, fighting word

First Known Use of fighting

14th century




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