CONFLICT, noun [Latin , to strike, to flog, to lick.]
1. A striking or dashing against each other, as of two moving bodies in opposition; violent collision of substances; as a conflict of elements, or waves; a conflict of particles in ebulltion.
2. A fighting; combat, as between men, and applicable to individuals or to armies; as, the conflict was long and desperate.
3. Contention; strife; contest.
In our last conflict four of his five wits went halting off.
4. Struggling with difficulties; a striving to oppose, or overcome.
The good man has a perpetual conflict with his evil propensities.
5. A struggling of the mind; distress; anxiety. Colossians 2:1.
6. The last struggle of life; agony; as the conflict with death.
7. Opposing operations; countervailing action; collision; opposition.
In exercising the right of freemen, the man of religion experiences no conflict between his duty and his inclination.
CONFLICT, verb intransitive
1. To strike or dash against; to meet and oppose, as bodies driven by violence; as conflicting waves or elements.
2. To drive or strike against, as contending men, or armies; to fight; to contend with violence; as conflicting armies.
3. To strive or struggle to resist and overcome; as men conflicting with difficulties.
4. To be in opposition or contradictory.
The laws of the United States and of the individual States, may, in some cases, conflict with each other.