Combatant definition and meaning

Combatant definition: A combatant is a person, group, or country that takes part in the fighting in a war. | Meaning, pronunciation, translations and examples

Definition of ’combatant’

Word Frequency


combatant


(


kəmb

æ

t

ə

nt



)

Word forms:


combatants


countable noun

A

combatant

is a person, group, or country that takes part in the fighting in a war.


I have never suggested that U.N. forces could physically separate the combatants
in the region.

Synonyms:


fighter

,

soldier

,

warrior

,

contender


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combatant


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combatant


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Video: pronunciation of

combatant

Word Frequency


combatant


in American English


(


kəmˈbæt

ə

nt



;


also, and esp. Brit,


ˈkɑmbətənt



)


adjective


1.

fighting


2.

ready or prepared to fight


noun


3.

a person who engages in combat;

fighter
Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.
Word origin

ME < OFr, prp. of

combattre:

see

combat

Word Frequency


combatant


in British English


(


ˈkɒmbət

ə

nt




,

ˈkʌm-


)


noun


1.

a person or group

engaged

in or

prepared

for a

fight

,

struggle

, or

dispute


adjective


2.

engaged in or

ready

for

combat

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Examples of ‘combatant’ in a sentence

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Treating

them as

criminals

and not as war combatants is equally

foolish

.


Times, Sunday Times



(

2009

)


No

distinction

in this

horrific


civil

war was made between combatants and

civilians

.


Grenville, J. A. S.


The Collins History of the World in the 20th Century



(

1994

)



Britain

supported

plans

for an organisation to

help

former combatants to

return


home

, he

said

.


Times, Sunday Times



(

2009

)


But since then, a just war has recognised a distinction between combatants and civilians.


Times, Sunday Times



(

2010

)


The

MI

5

advert

does not

mention

these

skills

,

perhaps

for

fear

of

alerting


enemy

combatants to the full

capabilities

of its new

cadre

of

recruits

.


Times, Sunday Times



(

2009

)

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combatant

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In other languages

combatant


British English

:


combatant


NOUN

/

ˈkɒmbətənt

/

A

combatant

is a person, group, or country that takes part in the fighting in a war.
…humane treatment of captured combatants.


American English

:


combatant


kəmˈbætənt

/


Brazilian Portuguese

:

combatente


Chinese

:

参战者


European Spanish

:


combatiente


French

:


combattant


German

:


Kombattant


Italian

:


combattente


Japanese

:

戦闘員


Korean

:

전투원


European Portuguese

:


combatente


Spanish

:


combatiente


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Nearby words of

combatant

Related terms of

combatant


non-combatant

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combatant

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