a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war; "Grant won a decisive victory in the battle of Chickamauga"; "he lost his romantic ideas about war when he got into a real engagement"
the act of fighting; any contest or struggle; "a fight broke out at the hockey game"; "there was fighting in the streets"; "the unhappy couple got into a terrible scrap"
an aggressive willingness to compete; "the team was full of fight"
an intense verbal dispute; "a violent fight over the bill is expected in the Senate"
be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight; "the tribesmen fought each other"; "Siblings are always fighting"; "Militant groups are contending for control of the country"
fight against or resist strongly; "The senator said he would oppose the bill"; "Don't fight it!"
make a strenuous or labored effort; "She struggled for years to survive without welfare"; "He fought for breath"
a boxing or wrestling mat
stop or halt; "Please stay the bloodshed!"
overcome or allay; "quell my hunger"
fasten with stays
stay put (in a certain place); "We are staying in Detroit; we are not moving to Cincinnati"; "Stay put in the corner here!"; "Stick around and you will learn something!"
continuing or remaining in a place or state; "they had a nice stay in Paris"; "a lengthy hospital stay"; "a four-month stay in bankruptcy court"
remain behind; "I had to stay at home and watch the children"
(nautical) brace consisting of a heavy rope or wire cable used as a support for a mast or spar
stop a judicial process; "The judge stayed the execution order"
a thin strip of metal or bone that is used to stiffen a garment (e.g. a corset)
hang on during a trial of endurance; "ride out the storm"
a judicial order forbidding some action until an event occurs or the order is lifted; "the Supreme Court has the power to stay a