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DUEL (duelled, duelling)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does duel mean? 

DUEL (noun)
  The noun DUEL has 2 senses:

1. a prearranged fight with deadly weapons by two people (accompanied by seconds) in order to settle a quarrel over a point of honor
2. any struggle between two skillful opponents (individuals or groups)

  Familiarity information: DUEL used as a noun is rare.


DUEL (verb)
  The verb DUEL has 1 sense:

1. fight a duel, as over one's honor or a woman

  Familiarity information: DUEL used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DUEL (noun)


Sense 1duel [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A prearranged fight with deadly weapons by two people (accompanied by seconds) in order to settle a quarrel over a point of honor

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

affaire d'honneur; duel

Hypernyms ("duel" is a kind of...):

combat; fight; fighting; scrap (the act of fighting; any contest or struggle)


Sense 2duel [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any struggle between two skillful opponents (individuals or groups)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("duel" is a kind of...):

battle; struggle (an energetic attempt to achieve something)


DUEL (verb)


Sense 1duel [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Fight a duel, as over one's honor or a woman

Classified under:

Verbs of fighting, athletic activities

Context example:

In the 19th century, men often dueled over small matters

Hypernyms (to "duel" is one way to...):

contend; fight; struggle (be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s somebody


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