(Fig"eat`er) n. (Zoöl.) (a) A large beetle (Allorhina nitida) which in the Southern United States
destroys figs. The elytra are velvety green with pale borders. (b) A bird. See Figpecker.
(Fig"ent) a. Fidgety; restless. [Obs.]
Such a little figent thing.Beau. & Fl.
(Fig"gum) n. [Etymol. uncertain.] A juggler's trick; conjuring. [Obs.]
The devil is the author of wicked figgum.B. Jonson.
(Fight) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Fought (f&addt); p. pr. & vb. n. Fighting.] [OE. fihten, fehten, AS.
feohtan; akin to D. vechten, OHG. fehtan, G. fechten, Sw. fäkta, Dan. fegte, and perh. to E. fist; cf.
L. pugnare to fight, pugnus fist.]
1. 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.
You do fight against your country's foes.Shak.
To fight with thee no man of arms will deign.Milton.
2. To act in opposition to anything; to struggle against; to contend; to strive; to make resistance.
To fight shy, to avoid meeting fairly or at close quarters; to keep out of reach.
(Fight), v. t.
1. 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.
He had to fight his way through the world.Macaulay.
I have fought a good fight.2 Tim. iv. 7.
2. 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.
3. To cause to fight; to manage or maneuver in a fight; as, to fight cocks; to fight one's ship.
To fight it out, to fight until a decisive and conclusive result is reached.
(Fight), n. [OE. fight, feht, AS. feoht. See Fight, v. i.]
1. 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.
Who now defies thee thrice to single fight.Milton.
2. A struggle or contest of any kind.
3. Strength or disposition for fighting; pugnacity; as, he has a great deal of fight in him. [Colloq.]
4. A screen for the combatants in ships. [Obs.]
Up with your fights, and your nettings prepare.Dryden.