Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Fighter or the fighter or The Fighters may refer to:
- A person who literally fights, e.g.
- Boxer, one who boxes
- Martial artist, someone skilled in codified practices and traditions of combat
- Senshi (disambiguation) (戦士), a Japanese “soldier,” “warrior,” or “fighter”
- Soldier, someone in the army
- Warrior, a person skilled in combat
- A person who figuratively fights, e.g.
- A person who is determined to persevere or not give up
"Fighter" is a song recorded by American singer and songwriter Christina Aguilera for her fourth studio album, Stripped (2002). The song was written by Aguilera and Scott Storch, and produced by the latter. It was released by RCA Records as the third single from Stripped on March 13, 2003. Inspired by Guns N' Roses' song " November Rain", "Fighter" was characterized as a hybrid of rock and R&B that incorporates elements of arena rock and rock and roll. The track sees Aguilera thanking a man who had done wrong to her for making her a "fighter."
"Fighter" received mostly positive reviews from music critics, who praised Aguilera's vocals and the song's empowering lyrics. The single peaked at number 20 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). As of September 2014, "Fighter" has sold 1.184 million copies in the United States. Elsewhere, the song reached the top ten of several national music charts, including those in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and the Netherlands.
A music video for "Fighter" was directed by Floria Sigismondi. Aguilera performed the track on three of her major concert tours: Justified and Stripped Tour (2003), The Stripped Tour (2003), and Back to Basics Tour (2006–08). "Fighter" has been covered by several artists, including Jordin Sparks and Darren Criss.
Fighter (Dungeons & Dragons)
The fighter is one of the standard playable character classes in the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game. A fighter is a versatile, weapons-oriented warrior who fights using skill, strategy and tactics.
Fighter is a generic and broad class; individual fighters have diverse backgrounds and different styles. Bodyguards, adventurers, former soldiers, invading bandit kings, or master swordsmen are all fighters, yet they come from all walks of life and backgrounds and often find themselves on very different alignments, goals, and sides in a conflict.
Fighter (2011 film)
Fighter is a Bengali action film directed by Rabi Kinagi and starring Jeet and Srabanti Chatterjee. The film was produced by Eskay Films, the soundtrack was composed by Indradeep Dasgupta. The movie was super hit in the Box Office. This film is a remake of the 2007 Telugu movie Lakshyam.
Fighter is the sixth studio album by the Christian rapper Manafest. It was released on April 10, 2012 under BEC Recordings. The album was, in majority, produced by Seth Mosley (of Newsboys producer fame).
Fighter (David Nail album)
Fighter is the fourth studio album by American country music artist David Nail. It was released on July 15, 2016, via MCA Nashville. It includes the single " Night's on Fire".
Fighter (2000 film)
Fighter is a documentary film about Arnošt Lustig (1926–2011) and Jan Wiener (1920–2010), two Jews who return to Europe to revisit the past.
A survivor of Theresienstadt, Auschwitz, and Buchenwald, Lustig was a Prague-based journalist and author. The German-born Wiener escaped from Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia, and joined the Royal Air Force in Italy. The film retraces Wiener's escape route, and visits Theresienstadt (where Wiener's mother died), Auschwitz, and Buchenwald. It received a Special Jury Citation in the 2000 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Best Documentary at the Newport International Film Festival, and the audience award at the Hamptons International Film Festival.
n. 1 A person who fights; a combatant. 2 A warrior; fighting soldier. 3 A pugnacious, competitive person. 4 (context eulogistic English) A person with a strong determination to resist protracted or severe adversity, especially illness. 5 A class of fixed-wing aircraft whose primary purpose is that of shooting down other aircraft. Some of these (Fighter-Attack or Attack aircraft) also have a secondary purpose of attacking ground targets. 6 A boxer or participant in any martial art. 7 (context colloquial English) A firefighter 8 (context video games English) A game with a focus on physical combat.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Fighter \Fight"er\ (f[imac]t"[~e]r), n. [AS. feohtere.]
One who fights; a combatant; a warrior.
A boxer; a pugilist.
A person with the determination and will to persist through great difficulty to achieve a goal; one with the courage to fight and resist an opponent, and to struggle with all one's powers.
(Mil.) A military aircraft designed to seek out and destroy enemy aircraft; it is usually smaller and more maneuvarable than aircraft designed specifically for bombing. However, hybrid fighter-bomber aircraft that perform both functions also are used.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Old English feohtere; agent noun from fight (v.). Compare Dutch vechter, German Fechter. Old English also had feohtling in this sense. Meaning "fast military airplane used for combat" is from 1917.
Usage examples of "fighter".
And in those times it was well to have the strong arms and sharp blades of any fighters available, for the Lowlands to the north were all aboil and the border was all aflame from end to end.
Sleek in some lines and blunt in others, it resembled the F-42, an experimental Air Force fighter unmatched in stealth, maneuverability, and weapons, with a thrust that well exceeded its weight, and aeroelasticity that allowed its wings to alter according to commands from its onboard mesh.
When the fighters left us, the bomb aimer said could we go round again.
Flight Lieutenant Alfred Mug-geridge, bomb aimer in a 156 Squadron Lancaster shot down that night near Magdeburg, describes how his aircraft was attacked by a night fighter.
Marine Corps combat instructor, Akers was trained as a Navy SEAL, and Swigart was a former Navy A-36 fighter pilot.
This was so new and strange a thing for her who had built her life upon her own silence and aloneness that she pushed it from her foremind, telling herself that there might well be trouble in the foothills, and two fighters were better than one if that came.
How dangerous will the Kabras, the only professional fighters in the Amalgamation, turn out to be, when our people can intensify their feelings that to fight an equal force of their own is useless, and that any force of ours they face is just like one of their own?
General Amit could remember the conversation clearly, the taut, angry face of the Russian-born fighter, nicknamed Issar the Terrible.
Young Conservative and Young Socialist and Libertarian literature, a group of Anachronists clustered on a lawn around two masked and gauntleted men with their wooden battle-swords, striking at one another while their referee or marshall or whatever they called him circled slowly around the fighters.
Chakans were reputable fighters known for the simplicity of their tactics and sophistication of their equipment, yet a few moments of apocalyptic alien fury had obliterated ships and soldiers as thoroughly as moths in a volcano.
Neither Gaar nor I liked that comment, but we kept silent while Arem babbled on about what a great fighter Gaar was, and how he should join the Army.
Fighters launched by Croom, the dependable protector of the Argyle treasures.
El Arish and called for an immediate strike by the air force fighters.
The familiar smell of lamp oil, leather and sweat enfolded him as he looked down on the sand-covered armory floor where he had spent so many years, first training to be a warrior, then proving over and over to his men that he was the best fighter in the pack.
So now not a single Trojan fighter had the spine to go and face Atrides tensing in all his strength.