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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
  • n. A minor battle in war, as one between small forces or between large forces avoiding direct conflict.
  • n. A minor or preliminary conflict or dispute: a skirmish over the rules before the debate began.
  • verb-intransitive. To engage in a minor battle or dispute.
  • Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
  • n. A brief battle between small groups, usually part of a longer or larger battle or war.
  • n. By extension, any minor dispute.
  • n. A type of outdoor military style game using paintball or similar weapons.
  • v. To engage in a minor battle or dispute
  • the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
  • verb-intransitive. To fight slightly or in small parties; to engage in a skirmish or skirmishes; to act as skirmishers.
  • n. A slight fight in war; a light or desultory combat between detachments from armies, or between detached and small bodies of troops.
  • n. A slight contest.
  • The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • n. An irregular fight, especially between small parties; an engagement, in the presence of two armies, between small detachments advanced for the purpose either of drawing on a battle or of concealing by their fire the movements of the troops in the rear.
  • n. Defense.
  • n. Any contention or contest; a preliminary trial of strength, etc.
  • n. Synonyms Rencounter, Brush, etc. See encounter.
  • To fight irregularly, as in a skirmish; fight in small parties or along a skirmishline.
  • To defend one's self; strike out in defense or attack.
  • To be in a position of guarded and cautious attack; fence.
  • WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
  • n. a minor short-term fight
  • v. engage in a skirmish
  • Verb Form
    Words that are more generic or abstract
    contend    struggle    fight   
    Words with the same meaning
    fight    pickeer    dispute   
    Same Context
    Words that are found in similar contexts
    foray    engagement    encounter    feud    raid    bombardment    duel    conflict    warfare    dispute