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FIGHT,

1. To strive or contend for victory, in battle or in single combat to attempt to defeat, subdue or destroy an enemy, either by blows or weapons to contend in arms.

Come and be our captain, that we may fight with the children of Ammon. Judges 11 .

When two persons or parties contend in person, fight is usually followed by with. But when we speak of carrying on war, in any other form, we may say, to fight against.

Saul took the kingdom over Israel, and fought against all his enemies on every side. 1 Samuel 14 .

Hazael king of Syria went up, and fought against Gath.

2 Kings 12 .

It is treason for a man to join an enemy to fight against his country.

To fight against, is to act in opposition to oppose to strive to conquer or resist.

The stars in their courses fought against Sisera. Judges 5 .

2. To contend to strive to struggle to resist or check.
3. To act as a soldier.

FIGHT,

1. To carry on contention to maintain a struggle for victory over enemies.

I have fought a good fight. 2 Timothy 4 .

2. To contend with in battle to war against. They fought the enemy in two pitched battles. The captain fought the frigate seven glasses. Elliptical with being understood.

FIGHT, n.

1. A battle an engagement a contest in arms a struggle for victory, either between individuals, or between armies, ships or navies. A duel is called a single fight or combat.
2. Something to screen the combatants in ships.

Up with your fights and your nettings prepare.


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Dictionary of Words from the King James Bible. Public Domain. Copy freely.
Material presented was supplied by Brandon Staggs and was derived from the KJV Dictionary found on his website located at av1611.com.
The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software.

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Entry for 'Fight'. King James Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/kjd/f/fight.html.

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