• Combats with Beasts
    Combats with Beasts
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj combatant engaging in or ready for combat
    • n combatant someone who fights (or is fighting)
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Terrific Combat between Titus Manlius and a Gaul of gigantic stature Terrific Combat between Titus Manlius and a Gaul of gigantic stature

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1865, the U.S. Secret Service was first established for the specific purpose to combat the counterfeiting of money
    • a Combatant Contending; disposed to contend.
    • n Combatant One who engages in combat. IN military use, opposed to noncombatant. "The mighty combatants .""A controversy which long survived the original combatants ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: English sailors were referred to as "limeys" because sailors added lime juice to their diet to combat scurvy
    • combatant Contending; disposed to combat or contend.
    • combatant In heraldry, same as affronté, but applied only to ferocious creatures, such as lions.
    • n combatant A person who combats; one who engages in battle; one who fights, whether in single combat or in an army or a fleet.
    • n combatant A person who contends with another in argument or controversy.
    • n combatant A name of the ruff, Machetes pugnax. See ruff.
    • n combatant In heraldry, a figure drawn like a sword-player standing upon his guard.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The first nation to ally with the USA during the Persian Gulf war was Canada. However, their soldiers were deemed unfit for combat and assigned to guard duty.
    • Combatant disposed to combat
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  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    “No wise combatant underestimates their antagonist.”
  • Alistair Grant
    Alistair Grant
    “I'm not a combative person. My long experience has taught me to resolve conflict by raising the issues before I or others burn their boats.”
  • Plato
    “I exhort you also to take part in the great combat, which is the combat of life, and greater than every other earthly conflict.”
  • Miguel De Cervantes
    “Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within.”
  • Napoleon Bonaparte
    “True heroism consists in being superior to the ills of life, in whatever shape they may challenge us to combat.”
  • Thomas Jefferson
    “Errors of opinion may be tolerated where reason is left free to combat it.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. combattant, p. pr
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. combattre, to fight—com, with, and battre, to beat. See Beat.


In literature:

Presently, one of the combatants was seen issuing from the smoke, followed closely by the other, and standing towards the corvette.
"The Missing Ship" by W. H. G. Kingston
Scarce a man but had received wounds, more or less severe, in the desperate combats.
"For the Temple" by G. A. Henty
The combat was not long.
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3)" by Isaac D'Israeli
Next moment the combatants uttered a loud shout and met with a dire crash.
"Erling the Bold" by R.M. Ballantyne
Four heralds stood ready to blow the trumpets which gave the signal for the combats.
"King Arthur and His Knights" by Maude L. Radford
This combat is the earliest action upon American waters of which we have any trustworthy records.
"The Naval History of the United States" by Willis J. Abbot
Just as the armies are on the point of engaging, Paris proposes a single combat, but, on Menelaus advancing, retires in affright.
"The Iliad of Homer (1873)" by Homer
Outside of a few patrol combats and the capture of a few Bolshevik prisoners the remainder of the month of September was uneventful.
"The History of the American Expedition Fighting the Bolsheviki" by Joel R. Moore
There had been as yet but partial affairs: the combat became general.
"Perils and Captivity" by Charlotte-Adélaïde [née Picard] Dard
A shot from the Spanish heavy artillery opened the bloody combat.
"The Philippine Islands" by John Foreman
Aleander continually sets people to combat him, and lies in wait for him wherever he can.
"Erasmus and the Age of Reformation" by Johan Huizinga
Both combatants fell dead together.
"Our Soldiers" by W.H.G. Kingston
The room became filled with smoke and dust, and choking sulphur; and the combatants were half-stifled as they fought.
"The Scalp Hunters" by Mayne Reid
In these passes, when the French returned to the offensive in September, 1914, furious combats took place.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume II (of VIII)" by Various
The Parisians flocked to the streets and watched the strange combat with rapt interest.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume IV (of 8)"
October 27, 1916, an aerial combat took place in which many machines were engaged.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume VI (of VIII)" by Various
Our combat is to the utterance.
"Historic Tales, Vol. XIII (of 15)" by Charles Morris
But her bold and cheerful little cousin knew how to combat her scruples and fears.
"The Banished" by Wilhelm Hauff
The Health Ministry reported progress in combating many other diseases.
"Area Handbook for Albania" by Eugene K. Keefe
At the head of the Cornish forces he drove back the besiegers with heavy loss, and challenged Elias to a single combat to end the war.
"Historic Tales, Vol 14 (of 15)" by Charles Morris

In poetry:

In body-cutting combat, on the field
Of spears, when all is lost or all is won,
None braver ever yet held up a shield,
Than thou, Ferdiah, Daman's ruddy son.
"Ferdiah; Or, The Fight At The Ford" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
Time is it, O Cuchullin, to arise,
Time for the fearful combat to prepare;
For hither with the anger in his eyes,
To fight thee comes Ferdiah called the Fair.
"Ferdiah; Or, The Fight At The Ford" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
Open water, open water!
Mirrored mountains are appearing,
Boats with steam and sail are nearing,
Inward come the wide world's surges,
Outward joy of combat urges.
"Open Water!" by Bjornstjerne Bjornson
A leader in the van of knowledge still,
He won his laurels on the field of mind,
In combat keen with ignorance and ill—
The trophies of his power remain behind!
"On The Death of John Cassell" by Janet Hamilton
"No, Editha, no!….martial pride steeled my heart,
The youth I to combat defied;
He fought like a hero! but vainly he fought,…
Beneath my strong falchion he died."
"The Warrior's Return" by Amelia Opie
What could yon vessel tell of combats glorious,
That now so calmly at her anchor rides,
When the deep voice of England's guns victorious
Spoke from those oaken sides?
"Then And Now" by Cicely Fox Smith

In news:

Littoral combat ship program manager fired.
The program manager for the Navy's Littoral Combat Ship program was fired Thursday due to allegations of inappropriate behavior, according to Naval Sea Systems Command.
Correction to This Article An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated that General Dynamics was one of two primary bidders in the design competition for the Littoral Combat Ship .
The Navy has already ordered a total of four littoral combat ship s - two from General Dynamics/Austal and two from Lockheed Martin.
UK soldier unexpectedly gives birth in combat zone .
UK soldier gives birth in combat zone .
British soldier gives birth in Afghan combat zone .
ZOMBIE COMBAT ZONE is a fight for your life through a ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE.
South Surrey forest turns into zombie combat zone .
Zombie Combat Zone located in Langley.
Promo still sent by Ron McCall — Owner/Operator, Zombie Combat Zone ,
Santa Barbara Police Officer Gets Big Welcome After Returning Home From Fourth Tour In A Combat Zone .
Cover Your Bases When Combating Combustible Dust.
Search for Buried Combat Wings Brings Home Living Memory of Fallen Comrade .
For years park ranger's have used cameras and remote sensing units to combat ginseng poaching.

In science:

If there is a small dispersion, it is combated using techniques mentioned in item 1.
On Superluminal Propagation and Information Velocity
The main technical result of this paper are equations (15) and (16) which give reasonable estimates of the total explosive yield of a hypothetical engagement of fourth-generation nuclear weapons that would result in the same radiological burden as a given total amount of depleted uranium expended in combat.
A comparison of delayed radiobiological effects of depleted-uranium munitions versus fourth-generation nuclear weapons
DU has a radiological impact comparable to the combat use of many kilotons of pure-fusion thermonuclear explosives.
A comparison of delayed radiobiological effects of depleted-uranium munitions versus fourth-generation nuclear weapons
Of course , it has been repeatedly stated that the absolute burden due to the combat use of depleted uranium is small [16, 17], but such a use is a violation of the spirit, if not the letter, of a norm that was in force since 1945.
A comparison of delayed radiobiological effects of depleted-uranium munitions versus fourth-generation nuclear weapons
The wind must combat the infall ram pressure and the gravitational force on the shell.
Trapped Protostellar Winds and their Breakout
By demonstrating that active control can generate non-classical states of this oscillator and combat their decoherence15,16, this experiment is a significant step towards the implementation of complex quantum information operations.
Real-time quantum feedback prepares and stabilizes photon number states
We proposed two methods of generating RNs where: (i) quantum correlation is optimized for a near ideal representation of a thresholded random subset of the vacuum fluctuations, and (ii) environmental immunity is optimized to combat against possible tampering of the electronic noise.
Real time demonstration of high bitrate quantum random number generation with coherent laser light
Cooperative techniques also combat shadowing by covering coverage wholes .
Green Cellular Networks: A Survey, Some Research Issues and Challenges
There has been extensive research to combat these harmful effects of erasures and failures; however, TCP even with modifications does not achieve significant improvement.
Trade-off between cost and goodput in wireless: Replacing transmitters with coding
TCP/NC may not be the only viable solution, and other transport protocols that can combat erasures may be used.
Trade-off between cost and goodput in wireless: Replacing transmitters with coding
To combat these harmful effects, network providers dedicate significant amount of resources , e.g. retransmissions and error corrections, to lower the loss rates.
Trade-off between cost and goodput in wireless: Replacing transmitters with coding
The combat’s outcome is decided by rolling dice, and therefore a probabilistic approach can be taken.
On probabilities of Risk type board game combats
The board consists of a map of the Earth and the gameplay is based on combats between players’ troops in neighboring territories.
On probabilities of Risk type board game combats
In the combat the attacker has at least one and at most three attacking troops attacking from one territory to another.
On probabilities of Risk type board game combats
However, this doesn’t change the probabilistic analysis of the combat in any way.
On probabilities of Risk type board game combats