fighter Definition

  • 1a person or animal that fights, especially as a soldier or a boxer
  • 2a fast military aircraft designed for attacking other aircraft

Using fighter: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "fighter" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    He was a skilled fighter and won many battles.

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    The boxer entered the ring as a fierce fighter.

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    The air force sent fighter planes to intercept the enemy aircraft.

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    The fighter pilot skillfully maneuvered his plane.

fighter Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for fighter

Idioms Using fighter

  • words or phrases that are likely to provoke a physical fight or argument


    He knew that those were fighting words and decided not to respond.

  • in good physical condition, ready to fight or compete


    After months of training, he was finally fighting fit and ready for the match.

  • a reasonable opportunity to succeed or survive in a difficult situation


    Although the odds were against him, he still had a fighting chance to win the race.

Phrases with fighter

  • a person who is experienced in fighting in public places, often for money


    He grew up as a street fighter and learned how to defend himself.

  • a person who fights against an oppressive government or invading force, often with the aim of achieving independence for their country


    He was a freedom fighter who fought for his country's independence.

  • a person whose job is to extinguish fires


    The firefighters arrived at the scene within minutes and put out the fire.


Summary: fighter in Brief

A 'fighter' [ˈfaɪtər] can refer to a person or animal that fights, such as a soldier or a boxer. It can also refer to a fast military aircraft designed for attacking other aircraft. The term extends into phrases like 'street fighter,' 'freedom fighter,' and 'firefighter,' and idioms like 'fighting fit,' denoting good physical condition, and 'fighting chance,' implying a reasonable opportunity to succeed in a difficult situation.

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