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duel

a prearranged combat between two people
Not to be confused with:
dual – made up of two parts; for two; double
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du·el

 (do͞o′əl, dyo͞o′-)
n.
1. A prearranged, formal combat between two persons, usually fought to settle a point of honor.
2. A struggle for domination between two contending persons, groups, or ideas.
v. du·eled, du·el·ing, du·els or du·elled or du·el·ling
v.tr.
1. To engage (another) in or as if in formal combat.
2. To oppose actively and forcefully.
v.intr.
To engage in or as if in formal combat.

[Middle English duelle, from Medieval Latin duellum, from Latin, war, archaic variant of bellum.]

du′el·er, du′el·ist n.
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duel

(ˈdjuːəl)
n
1. (Historical Terms) 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
2. a contest or conflict between two persons or parties
vb (intr) , duels, duelling or duelled, duels, dueling or dueled
3. (Historical Terms) to fight in a duel
4. to contest closely
[C15: from Medieval Latin duellum, from Latin, poetical variant of bellum war; associated by folk etymology with Latin duo two]
ˈdueller, ˈdueler n
ˈduellist, ˈduelist n
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du•el

(ˈdu əl, ˈdyu-)

n., v. -eled, -el•ing (esp. Brit.) -elled, -el•ling. n.
1. a prearranged combat between two persons, fought with deadly weapons according to an accepted code of procedure, esp. to settle a private quarrel.
2. any contest between two persons or parties.
v.t., v.i.
3. to fight in a duel.
[1585–95; earlier duell < Medieval Latin duellum, Latin: earlier form of bellum war]
du′el•er, du′el•ist, n.
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duel


Past participle: duelled
Gerund: duelling

Imperative
duel
duel
Present
I duel
you duel
he/she/it duels
we duel
you duel
they duel
Preterite
I duelled
you duelled
he/she/it duelled
we duelled
you duelled
they duelled
Present Continuous
I am duelling
you are duelling
he/she/it is duelling
we are duelling
you are duelling
they are duelling
Present Perfect
I have duelled
you have duelled
he/she/it has duelled
we have duelled
you have duelled
they have duelled
Past Continuous
I was duelling
you were duelling
he/she/it was duelling
we were duelling
you were duelling
they were duelling
Past Perfect
I had duelled
you had duelled
he/she/it had duelled
we had duelled
you had duelled
they had duelled
Future
I will duel
you will duel
he/she/it will duel
we will duel
you will duel
they will duel
Future Perfect
I will have duelled
you will have duelled
he/she/it will have duelled
we will have duelled
you will have duelled
they will have duelled
Future Continuous
I will be duelling
you will be duelling
he/she/it will be duelling
we will be duelling
you will be duelling
they will be duelling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been duelling
you have been duelling
he/she/it has been duelling
we have been duelling
you have been duelling
they have been duelling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been duelling
you will have been duelling
he/she/it will have been duelling
we will have been duelling
you will have been duelling
they will have been duelling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been duelling
you had been duelling
he/she/it had been duelling
we had been duelling
you had been duelling
they had been duelling
Conditional
I would duel
you would duel
he/she/it would duel
we would duel
you would duel
they would duel
Past Conditional
I would have duelled
you would have duelled
he/she/it would have duelled
we would have duelled
you would have duelled
they would have duelled
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.duel - a prearranged fight with deadly weapons by two people (accompanied by seconds) in order to settle a quarrel over a point of honorduel - a prearranged fight with deadly weapons by two people (accompanied by seconds) in order to settle a quarrel over a point of honor
fighting, combat, fight, scrap - the act of fighting; any contest or struggle; "a fight broke out at the hockey game"; "there was fighting in the streets"; "the unhappy couple got into a terrible scrap"
2.duel - any struggle between two skillful opponents (individuals or groups)
struggle, battle - an energetic attempt to achieve something; "getting through the crowd was a real struggle"; "he fought a battle for recognition"
Verb1.duel - fight a duel, as over one's honor or a woman; "In the 19th century, men often dueled over small matters"
fight, struggle, contend - be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight; "the tribesmen fought each other"; "Siblings are always fighting"; "Militant groups are contending for control of the country"
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duel

noun
1. single combat, fight, battle, confrontation, head-to-head, affair of honour He killed a man in a duel.
verb
1. fight, struggle, clash, compete, contest, contend, vie with, lock horns We duelled for two years.
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duel

verb
To strive in opposition:
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Translations
مُبارَزَهمُنافَسَهيَتَبارَز
bojsoubojutkat se v souboji
duelduelleretvekamp
kaksinkamppailukaksintaistelu
párbajpárbajozik
einvígieinvígi; úrslitaleikurheyja einvígi
dvikovakautis dvikovoje
divkaujaduelētiesduelis
biť sa v súbojisúboj
dvoboj
düellodüello etmek

duel

[ˈdjʊəl]
A. Nduelo m
to fight a duelbatirse en duelo
B. VIbatirse en duelo
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duel

[ˈdjuːəl] nduel m
a duel between → un duel entre
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duel

n (lit, fig)Duell nt; duel of witsgeistiger Wettstreit
visich duellieren; (German students)eine Mensur schlagen; duelling (Brit) or dueling (US) pistolsDuellierpistolen pl
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duel

[ˈdjʊəl]
1. nduello
2. vibattersi in duello
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

duel

(ˈdjuəl) noun
1. a fight (with swords or pistols) between two people over a matter of honour etc.
2. any contest between two people or two sides. a duel for first place.
verbpast tense, past participle ˈduelled
to fight a duel.
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References in periodicals archive ?
For example, the study shows that the Justices dueled extensively over the meaning of statutory text.
Once accused, it was often better to have dueled and lost than not to have dueled at all (Holland 1997; Piccato 1999).
As Hughes demonstrates in countless, often tragic, sometimes amusing examples, men dueled as individuals but also as Italians seeking to redeem centuries of servility to absolutism or an "effeminate" acceptance of foreign rule.