[doo-uh l, dyoo-] /ˈdu əl, ˈdyu-/
a prearranged combat between two persons, fought with deadly weapons according to an accepted code of procedure, especially to settle a private quarrel.
any contest between two persons or parties.
verb (used with or without object), dueled, dueling or (especially British) duelled, duelling.
to fight in a duel.
a prearranged combat with deadly weapons between two people following a formal procedure in the presence of seconds and traditionally fought until one party was wounded or killed, usually to settle a quarrel involving a point of honour
a contest or conflict between two persons or parties
verb (intransitive) duels, duelling, duelled (US) duels, dueling, dueled
to fight in a duel
to contest closely
1590s (from late 13c. in Latin form), from Medieval Latin duellum “combat between two persons,” by association with Latin duo “two,” but originally from Latin duellum “war,” an Old Latin form of bellum (see bellicose). Retained in poetic and archaic language and apparently given a special meaning in Medieval or Late Latin of “one-on-one combat” on fancied connection with duo “two.”
1640s, see duel (n.). Related: Dueled; dueling; duelling.
[out-dwel-er] /ˈaʊtˌdwɛl ər/ noun 1. a person who dwells away from or is remote from a particular place.
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[out] /aʊt/ adverb 1. away from, or not in, the normal or usual place, position, state, etc.: out of alphabetical order; to go out to dinner. 2. away from one’s home, country, work, etc., as specified: to go out of town. 3. in or into the outdoors: to go out for a walk. 4. to […]
[out-n] /ˈaʊt n/ verb (used with object), Eastern North Midland and South Atlantic States. 1. to turn off (a light) or extinguish (a fire). v. “put out,” 1916, American English dialectal; see out (adv.) + -en (1). An idiom in Pennsylvania German.