Definitions for: Fighting

[n] the act of fighting; any contest or struggle; "a fight broke out at the hockey game"; "there was fighting in the streets"
[adj] disposed to loud disagreements and fighting
[adj] engaged in war; "belligerent (or warring) nations"; "a fighting war"

Webster (1913) Definition: Fight"ing, a.
1. Qualified for war; fit for battle.

An host of fighting men. --2 Chron.
xxvi. 11.

2. Occupied in war; being the scene of a battle; as, a
fighting field. --Pope.

A fighting chance, one dependent upon the issue of a
struggle. [Colloq.]

Fighting crab (Zo["o]l.), the fiddler crab.

Fighting fish (Zo["o]l.), a remarkably pugnacious East
Indian fish (Betta pugnax), reared by the Siamese for
spectacular fish fights.

Synonyms: belligerent, brawling, combat, disorderly, fight, militant, unpeaceful, war-ridden, warring

See Also: affaire d'honneur, affray, banging, battering, battle, beating, blow, brawl, brush, clash, conflict, cut-and-thrust, disturbance, dogfight, duel, encounter, fencing, fistfight, fisticuffs, fray, free-for-all, gang fight, gunfight, gunplay, hassle, impact, in-fighting, knife fight, rough-and-tumble, ruffle, rumble, scuffle, set-to, shock, shootout, skirmish, slugfest, snickersnee, struggle, swordplay, tussle, whipping

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