fight vs press what difference

what is difference between fight and press

English

Etymology 1

From Middle English fighten, from Old English feohtan (to fight, combat, strive), from Proto-West Germanic *fehtan, from Proto-Germanic *fehtaną (to comb, tease, shear, struggle with), from Proto-Indo-European *peḱ- (to comb, shear).

Cognate with Scots fecht (to fight), West Frisian fjochtsje, fjuchte (to fight), Dutch vechten (to fight), Low German fechten (to fight), German fechten (to fight, fence), Swedish fäkta (to fence, to fight (using blade weapons), to wave vigorously (and carelessly) with one’s arms), Latin pectō (comb, thrash, verb), Albanian pjek (to hit, strive, fight), Ancient Greek πέκω (pékō, comb or card wool, verb). Related also to Old English feht (wool, shaggy pelt, fleece).

Pronunciation

  • enPR: fīt, IPA(key): /faɪt/
  • (US, Canada) IPA(key): [fʌɪt]
  • Rhymes: -aɪt

Verb

fight (third-person singular simple present fights, present participle fighting, simple past fought, past participle fought or (archaic) foughten)

  1. (intransitive) To contend in physical conflict, either singly or in war, battle etc.
  2. (reciprocal) To contend in physical conflict with each other, either singly or in war, battle etc.
  3. (intransitive) To strive for something; to campaign or contend for success.
  4. (transitive) To conduct or engage in (battle, warfare etc.).
    • 1856, Thomas Macaulay, Life of Samuel Johnson
      was left to fight his way through the world.
    • I have fought a good fight.
  5. (transitive) To engage in combat with; to oppose physically, to contest with.
  6. (transitive) To try to overpower; to fiercely counteract.
  7. (transitive, archaic) To cause to fight; to manage or manoeuvre in a fight.
  8. (intransitive) Of colours or other design elements: to clash; to fail to harmonize.
Conjugation
Synonyms
  • See also Thesaurus:fight
Derived terms
Descendants
  • Sranan Tongo: feti
Translations

Etymology 2

From Middle English fight, feyght, fiȝt, fecht, from Old English feoht, ġefeoht, from Proto-West Germanic *fehtan, from Proto-Germanic *fehtą, *gafehtą (fight, struggle), from Proto-Germanic *fehtaną (to struggle with). Cognate with Dutch gevecht, German Gefecht.

Noun

fight (countable and uncountable, plural fights)

  1. An occasion of fighting.
  2. (archaic) A battle between opposing armies.
  3. A physical confrontation or combat between two or more people or groups.
  4. (sports) A boxing or martial arts match.
  5. A conflict, possibly nonphysical, with opposing ideas or forces; strife.
  6. (uncountable) The will or ability to fight.
  7. (obsolete) A screen for the combatants in ships.
    • 1673, John Dryden, Amboyna
      Up with your fights, and your nettings prepare.
Synonyms
  • See also Thesaurus:fight
Derived terms
Descendants
  • Sranan Tongo: feti
    • Dutch: fittie
  • Japanese: ファイト (faito)
Translations



English

Pronunciation

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /pɹɛs/
  • Rhymes: -ɛs

Etymology 1

Middle English presse (throng, crowd, clothespress), partially from Old English press (clothespress) (from Medieval Latin pressa) and partially from Old French presse (Modern French presse) from Old French presser (to press), from Latin pressāre, from pressus, past participle of premere (to press). Displaced native Middle English thring (press, crowd, throng) (from Old English þring (a press, crowd, anything that presses or confines)).

Noun

press (countable and uncountable, plural presses)

  1. (countable) A device used to apply pressure to an item.
  2. (countable) A printing machine.
    Synonym: printing press
  3. (uncountable, collective) The print-based media (both the people and the newspapers).
  4. (countable) A publisher.
  5. (countable, especially in Ireland and Scotland) An enclosed storage space (e.g. closet, cupboard).
  6. (countable, weightlifting) An exercise in which weight is forced away from the body by extension of the arms or legs.
    • 1974, Charles Gaines & George Butler, Pumping Iron: The Art and Sport of Bodybuilding, p.22:
      This is the fourth set of benchpresses. There will be five more; then there will be five sets of presses on an inclined bench [].
  7. (countable, wagering) An additional bet in a golf match that duplicates an existing (usually losing) wager in value, but begins even at the time of the bet.
  8. (countable) Pure, unfermented grape juice.
  9. A commission to force men into public service, particularly into the navy.
    Synonym: press-gang
  10. (obsolete) A crowd.
    • And he sought to see Jesus who he was; and could not for the press, because he was little of stature.
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  12. (psychology) In personology, any environmental factor that arouses a need in the individual.
    • 2009, Allison E. Smith, Ageing in Urban Neighbourhoods (page 88)
      The environmental comfort category is illustrative of cases in which there are low environmental presses matched against a number of personal competences.
Synonyms
  • (storage space): See closet, cupboard, pantry
Derived terms
Translations

Etymology 2

Middle English pressen (to crowd, thring, press), from Old French presser (to press) (Modern French presser) from Latin pressāre, from pressus, past participle of premere “to press”. Displaced native Middle English thringen (to press, crowd, throng) (from Old English þringan (to press, crowd)), Middle English thrasten (to press, force, urge) (from Old English þrǣstan (to press, force)), Old English þryscan (to press), Old English þȳwan (to press, impress).

Verb

press (third-person singular simple present presses, present participle pressing, simple past and past participle pressed or prest)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To exert weight or force against, to act upon with force or weight; to exert pressure upon.
  2. (transitive, mechanics, electronics) To activate a button or key by exerting a downward or forward force on it, and then releasing it.
    Synonyms: strike, hit, depress
  3. (transitive) To compress, squeeze.
    Synonyms: thring, thrutch; see also Thesaurus:compress
  4. (transitive) To clasp, hold in an embrace.
    Synonym: hug
  5. (transitive) To reduce to a particular shape or form by pressure, especially flatten or smooth.
  6. (transitive, sewing) To flatten a selected area of fabric using an iron with an up-and-down, not sliding, motion, so as to avoid disturbing adjacent areas.
  7. (transitive) To drive or thrust by pressure, to force in a certain direction.
    Synonyms: thring, thrutch
  8. (transitive, obsolete) To weigh upon, oppress, trouble.
  9. (transitive) To force to a certain end or result; to urge strongly.
    Synonym: impel
  10. To try to force (something upon someone).
    Synonyms: urge, inculcate
  11. (transitive) To hasten, urge onward.
  12. (transitive) To urge, beseech, entreat.
  13. (transitive) To lay stress upon.
    Synonym: emphasize
  14. (transitive, intransitive) To throng, crowd.
    Synonyms: thring, thrutch; see also Thesaurus:assemble
  15. (transitive, obsolete) To print.
  16. To force into service, particularly into naval service.
    Synonym: press-gang
Derived terms
  • press charges
  • press on
Translations

See also

  • hot press (baking, laundry)
  • hot off the press (printing)
  • press down

References

  • Entry for the imperfect and past participle in Webster’s dictionary
  • press in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
  • “press”, in OED Online ⁠, Oxford, Oxfordshire: Oxford University Press, launched 2000.

Anagrams

  • ERSPs, RESPs, SERPs, Spers

German

Verb

press

  1. singular imperative of pressen
  2. (colloquial) first-person singular present of pressen

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology 1

From the verb presse

Noun

press n (definite singular presset, indefinite plural press, definite plural pressa or pressene)

  1. pressure
  2. (weightlifting) a press
Related terms
  • trykk

Etymology 2

Verb

press

  1. imperative of presse

References

  • “press” in The Bokmål Dictionary.
  • “press_1” in Det Norske Akademis ordbok (NAOB).

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

From the verb presse

Noun

press n (definite singular presset, indefinite plural press, definite plural pressa)

  1. pressure
  2. (weightlifting) a press

Related terms

  • trykk

References

  • “press” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Spanish

Noun

press m (plural press)

  1. press (exercise)

Swedish

Pronunciation

Noun

press c

  1. a press; a tool that applies pressure (to make things flat, to make juice)
  2. a (printing) press
    stoppa pressarna

    stop the presses
  3. the press (newspapers, journalism as a branch of society)
  4. (mental) pressure
  5. a muscle exercise that applies pressure

Declension

Related terms

  • apelsinpress
  • bänkpress
  • benpress
  • blompress
  • brevpress
  • pressa
  • pressbyrå
  • pressfrihet
  • pressning
  • tryckpress

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