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.
References in classic literature ?
If any combatant was struck down, and unable to recover his feet, his squire or page might enter the lists, and drag his master out of the press; but in that case the knight was adjudged vanquished, and his arms and horse declared forfeited.
The clever combatant looks to the effect of combined energy, and does not require too much from individuals.
The combatants were placed face to face, each with several members of his own corps about him to assist; two seconds, well padded, and with swords in their hands, took their stations; a student belonging to neither of the opposing corps placed himself in a good position to umpire the combat; another student stood by with a watch and a memorandum-book to keep record of the time and the number and nature of the wounds; a gray-haired surgeon was present with his lint, his bandages, and his instruments.
When peace was proclaimed, his deceitful conduct was apparent to both combatants.
The combatants were so intent upon their murderous work that they did not notice the arrival of the balloon; there were about three hundred mingled confusedly in the deadly struggle: most of them, red with the blood of the wounded, in which they fairly wallowed, were horrible to behold.
The facilities which nature had there offered to the march of the combatants were too obvious to be neglected.
Now works its iron will, the startled sand Blinding the combatants together locked In the death-grip; while hill and vale and stream Glow with the flash and crash of arms.
The two combatants had been seen in a position which left no doubt of their intentions.
Here the two combatants drew their swords and threw off their doublets, for neither had any defensive armor.
But just as the combatants were about to step from the train, the conductor hurried up, and shouted, "You can't get off, gentlemen
The combatants advanced along the trodden tracks, nearer and nearer to one another, beginning to see one another through the mist.
I should not have wondered by this time to find that they had their respective musical bands stationed on some eminent chip, and playing their national airs the while, to excite the slow and cheer the dying combatants.