combatant

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com·bat·ant

 (kəm-băt′nt, kŏm′bə-tnt)
n.
One, such as a person or a combat vehicle, that takes part in armed strife.
adj.
Engaging in armed strife.

combatant

(ˈkɒmbətənt; ˈkʌm-)
n
a person or group engaged in or prepared for a fight, struggle, or dispute
adj
engaged in or ready for combat

com•bat•ant

(kəmˈbæt nt, ˈkɒm bə tənt)

n.
1. one prepared for or engaged in active combat.
adj.
2. engaged in combat; fighting.
3. disposed to combat; combative.
[1425–75; late Middle English < Middle French]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.combatant - someone who fights (or is fighting)combatant - someone who fights (or is fighting)
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
defender, withstander - a fighter who holds out against attack
boxer, pugilist - someone who fights with his fists for sport
brawler - a fighter (especially one who participates in brawls)
butter - a fighter who strikes the opponent with his head
fencer, swordsman - someone skilled at fencing
gladiator - (ancient Rome) a professional combatant or a captive who entertained the public by engaging in mortal combat
gouger - an attacker who gouges out the antagonist's eye
hell-kite, hell-rooster, gamecock - someone who is a very fierce fighter
mauler - a fighter who batters the opponent; "Jack Dempsey was called a mauler"
skirmisher - someone who skirmishes (e.g., as a member of a scouting party)
tough, street fighter - someone who learned to fight in the streets rather than being formally trained in the sport of boxing
victor, master, superior - a combatant who is able to defeat rivals
grappler, matman, wrestler - combatant who tries to throw opponent to the ground
Adj.1.combatant - engaging in or ready for combat
military - associated with or performed by members of the armed services as contrasted with civilians; "military police"

combatant

noun
1. fighter, soldier, warrior, contender, gladiator, belligerent, antagonist, fighting man, serviceman or servicewoman His grandfather was a Boer war combatant.
adjective
1. fighting, warring, battling, conflicting, opposing, contending, belligerent, combative the monitoring of ceasefires between combatant states

combatant

noun
One who engages in a combat or struggle:
adjective
Of or engaged in warfare:
Idiom: at war.
Translations
مُقاتِل، مُحارِب، مُتشاجِر
bojovník
kæmpendekombatant
bardagamaîur
mücadelecisavaşcı

combatant

[ˈkɒmbətənt] Ncombatiente mf

combatant

[ˈkɒmbətənt]
ncombattant(e) m/fcombat boots nplrangers fplcombat fatigues battle fatigues npltreillis mcombat gear ntenue f de combat

combatant

n (lit, fig)Kombattant m

combatant

[ˈkɒmbətnt] ncombattente m/f

combat

(ˈkombӕt) , ((American) kəmˈbat) noun
(an act of) fighting. The two knights met each other in single combat.
verb
to fight against; to oppose. The residents of the town tried to combat the government's plans to build a motorway.
combatant (ˈkombətənt) , ((American) kəmˈbӕtənt) noun
a person who is fighting. They eventually separated the combatants.
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