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fight·er

 (fī′tər)
n.
1. One who fights, such as a soldier or boxer.
2. A fast, maneuverable combat aircraft used to engage enemy aircraft.
3. A pugnacious, unyielding, or determined person.

fighter

(ˈfaɪtə)
n
1. a person who fights, esp a professional boxer
2. a person who has determination
3. (Military) military an armed aircraft designed for destroying other aircraft

fight•er

(ˈfaɪ tər)

n.
1. a boxer; pugilist.
2. an aircraft designed to seek out and destroy enemy aircraft in the air and to protect bomber aircraft.
3. a person who fights, struggles, etc.
4. a person with the courage or disposition to fight, struggle, etc.
5. an animal, as a dog, trained to fight or having the disposition to fight.
[before 1000]

fighter

A generic term to describe a type of fast and maneuverable fixed wing aircraft capable of tactical air operations against air and/or surface targets.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fighter - someone who fights (or is fighting)fighter - 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
2.fighter - a high-speed military or naval airplane designed to destroy enemy aircraft in the airfighter - a high-speed military or naval airplane designed to destroy enemy aircraft in the air
aeroplane, airplane, plane - an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets; "the flight was delayed due to trouble with the airplane"
interceptor - a fast maneuverable fighter plane designed to intercept enemy aircraft
kamikaze - a fighter plane used for suicide missions by Japanese pilots in World War II
stealth fighter - a fighter that is difficult to detect by radar; is built for precise targeting and uses laser-guided bombs
military plane, warplane - an aircraft designed and used for combat
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
3.fighter - someone who fights for a cause
defender, guardian, protector, shielder - a person who cares for persons or property

fighter

noun
1. fighter plane, military aircraft, armed aircraft Royal Air Force's fighters and bombers
2. combatant, battler, militant, contender, contestant, belligerent, antagonist, disputant She's a real fighter and has always defied the odds.
3. boxer, wrestler, bruiser (informal), pugilist, prize fighter a tough little street fighter
4. soldier, warrior, fighting man, man-at-arms His guerrillas are widely accepted as some of the best fighters in the Afghan resistance.

fighter

noun
One who engages in a combat or struggle:
Translations
طائِرَه مُقاتِلَهمُقاتل مُحارِب، مُلاكِم
bojovníkrváčstíhačka
jagerkampflykrigerslagsbror
hävittäjäsoturitaistelija
vadász gép
orrustuflugvél
stíhačka
boksarboreclovsko letalo
avcı uçağısavaşçı

fighter

[ˈfaɪtəʳ]
A. N
1.combatiente mf (Boxing) → boxeador(a) m/f, púgil m; (= warrior) → guerrero/a m/f, soldado mf (fig) → luchador(a) m/f
a bonny fighterun valiente guerrero
2. (= airplane) → avión m de combate, caza m
B. CPD fighter bomber Ncazabombardero m
fighter command Njefatura f de cazas
fighter pilot Npiloto mf de caza

fighter

[ˈfaɪtər] n
(for rights, justice, the poor)combattant(e) m/f
a fighter for sb/sth → un(e) défenseur/euse de qn/qch
(= person who does not give in) to be a fighter → être accrocheur/euse
He's a real fighter! → Il est accrocheur!
(= plane) → chasseur mfighter jet navion m de chassefighter pilot npilote mf de chassefighter plane navion m de chasse

fighter

n
Kämpfer(in) m(f), → Streiter(in) m(f); (Boxing) → Fighter m; he’s a fighter (fig)er ist eine Kämpfernatur
(Aviat: = plane) → Jagdflugzeug nt, → Jäger m

fighter

:
fighter-bomber
nJagdbomber m
fighter interceptor
nAbfangjäger m
fighter pilot
nJagdflieger m

fighter

[ˈfaɪtəʳ] ncombattente m/f; (plane) → caccia m inv
he's a fighter for the cause of ... → lotta per la causa di...

fight

(fait) verbpast tense, past participle fought (foːt)
1. to act against (someone or something) with physical violence. The two boys are fighting over (= because of) some money they found.
2. to resist strongly; to take strong action to prevent. to fight a fire; We must fight against any attempt to deprive us of our freedom.
3. to quarrel. His parents were always fighting.
noun
1. an act of physical violence between people, countries etc. There was a fight going on in the street.
2. a struggle; action involving effort. the fight for freedom of speech; the fight against disease.
3. the will or strength to resist. There was no fight left in him.
4. a boxing-match.
ˈfighter noun
1. a person who fights.
2. a small fast aircraft designed to shoot down other aircraft.
fight back
to defend oneself against an attack, or attack in return.
fight it out
to fight on to a decisive end. Although they were both exhausted the armies fought it out until the attackers were victorious at dawn; Fight it out among yourselves which of you is to go.
fight off
to drive away by fighting. She managed to fight off her attacker; I'll fight this cold off by going to bed early.
fight one's way
to make one's way with difficulty. She fought her way through the crowd.
fight shy of
to avoid. He fought shy of introducing her to his wife.
put up a good fight
to fight well and bravely.
References in classic literature ?
I'm not aristocratic, but I do object to being seen with a person who looks like a young prize fighter," observed Jo severely.
In truth, it was almost maddening for a strong man like him, a fighter, to have to lie there helpless on his back.
Chambers was strong beyond his years, and a good fighter; strong because he was coarsely fed and hard worked about the house, and a good fighter because Tom furnished him plenty of practice-- on white boys whom he hated and was afraid of.
He was a pale, tallowy creature, wanting two fingers of the left hand, and though he wore a cutlass, he did not look much like a fighter.
Old Sea Catch, his father, saw him tearing past, hauling the grizzled old seals about as though they had been halibut, and upsetting the young bachelors in all directions; and Sea Catch gave a roar and shouted: "He may be a fool, but he is the best fighter on the beaches
Korak, mighty fighter, has killed your king," he grunted.
Thus the good fighter is able to secure himself against defeat, but cannot make certain of defeating the enemy.
He had been, as the Old Law recommends, twenty years a youth, twenty years a fighter,--though he had never carried a weapon in his life,--and twenty years head of a household.
But Fisher had a flower in his buttonhole, and his friend could have sworn he carried his cane with something almost like the swagger of a fighter.
And so I am very proud that upon two planets no greater fighter has ever lived than John Carter, Prince of Helium.
Rogojin was not merely a passionate soul; he was a fighter.
This Nome was known far and wide as a terrible fighter and a cruel, desperate commander.