[verb kuh m-bat, kom-bat, kuhm-; noun kom-bat, kuhm-] /verb kəmˈbæt, ˈkɒm bæt, ˈkʌm-; noun ˈkɒm bæt, ˈkʌm-/
verb (used with object), combated, combating or (especially British) combatted, combatting.
to fight or contend against; oppose vigorously:
to combat crime.
verb (used without object), combated, combating or (especially British) combatted, combatting.
to battle; contend:
to combat with disease.
Military. active, armed fighting with enemy forces.
a fight, struggle, or controversy, as between two persons, teams, or ideas.
noun (ˈkɒmbæt; -bət; ˈkʌm-)
a fight, conflict, or struggle
single combat, a fight between two individuals; duel
close combat, hand-to-hand combat, fighting at close quarters
verb (kəmˈbæt; ˈkɒmbæt; ˈkʌm-) -bats, -bating, -bated
(transitive) to fight or defy
(intransitive; often foll by with or against) to struggle or strive (against); be in conflict (with): to combat against disease
1560s, from Middle French combat (16c.), from Old French combattre (12c.), from Late Latin combattere, from Latin com- “with” (each other) (see com-) + battuere “to beat, fight” (see batter (v.)). Related: Combated; combating; combatted; combatting.
1560s, from Middle French combat (16c.), from combattre (see combat (v.)).
[kuh m-bat-iv, kom-buh-tiv, kuhm-] /kəmˈbæt ɪv, ˈkɒm bə tɪv, ˈkʌm-/ adjective 1. ready or inclined to fight; pugnacious: He displayed a most unpleasant, combative attitude. /ˈkɒmbətɪv; ˈkʌm-/ adjective 1. eager or ready to fight, argue, etc; aggressive adj. 1819, from combat + -ive. In 1820s-30s, much associated with phrenology. Related: Combatively; combativeness (1815).
noun 1. . noun 1. U.S. Military. a close-fitting waist-length woolen jacket with snugly fitting cuffs and waist, formerly worn as part of the service uniform. 2. any of various adaptations of this jacket in men’s and women’s sportswear. noun a loose-fitting, fully lined jacket with a full interlining made from a waterproof, moisture-permeable membrane […]
noun 1. .
- Combat pants
noun loose-fitting pants with multiple pockets on the legs; also called combat trousers Examples Combat pants are part of the uniform.