1) v. i. - To strive or contend for victory, with armies or in single combat; to attempt to defeat, subdue, or destroy an enemy, either by blows or weapons; to contend in arms; -- followed by with or against.
2) v. i. - To act in opposition to anything; to struggle against; to contend; to strive; to make resistance.
3) v. t. - To carry on, or wage, as a conflict, or battle; to win or gain by struggle, as one's way; to sustain by fighting, as a cause.
4) v. t. - To contend with in battle; to war against; as, they fought the enemy in two pitched battles; the sloop fought the frigate for three hours.
5) v. t. - To cause to fight; to manage or maneuver in a fight; as, to fight cocks; to fight one's ship.
6) v. i. - A battle; an engagement; a contest in arms; a combat; a violent conflict or struggle for victory, between individuals or between armies, ships, or navies, etc.
7) v. i. - A struggle or contest of any kind.
8) v. i. - Strength or disposition for fighting; pugnacity; as, he has a great deal of fight in him.
9) v. i. - A screen for the combatants in ships.