verb (used with or without object), du·eled, du·el·ing or (especially British) du·elled, du·el·ling.
- due diligence,
- due process,
- due process of law,
- due to,
Origin of duel
Examples from the Web for duel
It was a duel on a larger scale, with all the uncertainty and danger that implied.
That, then, makes this, for the third year running, duel between Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Amy Poehler.What's TV's Funniest Show? Our Emmy Awards Comedy Predictions|Kevin Fallon|August 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Drake has been following the case on behalf of Fahmy, who is duel Canadian-Egyptian national.Egyptian Court Hands Down Stiff Sentences for Al-Jazeera Journalists|Jesse Rosenfeld|June 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was less of a duel and more of a WWE-styled battle royale.Plotting Nicea III Could Be Pope Francis's Masterstroke|Candida Moss|June 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The protagonists Bernier and Gautier have a duel that again occupies an adrenaline-defying amount of time.The ‘GOT’ Red Viper and Mountain Duel, and a History of Medieval Trial by Combat|Steven Isaac|June 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He remonstrated with Adele, no use; he offered to fight a duel with the perfidious Kestrike, no use; the thief was a coward.'Madame Midas|Fergus Hume
I'll have my young lady out to stop the duel, and, God's love, she'll come alone.The Trail of the Sword, Complete|Gilbert Parker
Fancy that he fired in the air, and you've fought a duel, Giles.'Oliver Twist, Illustrated|Charles Dickens
A duel with Judge Caldwell was the consequence, in which both fell.The Memories of Fifty Years|William H. Sparks
At the age of seventeen he was wounded in a duel and sent to Paris.
verb duels, duelling or duelled or US duels, dueling or dueled (intr)
Word Origin for duel
1590s (from late 13c. in Latin form), from Medieval Latin duellum "combat between two persons," by association with Latin duo "two," but originally from Latin duellum "war," an Old Latin form of bellum (see bellicose). Retained in poetic and archaic language and apparently given a special meaning in Medieval or Late Latin of "one-on-one combat" on fancied connection with duo "two."
1640s, see duel (n.). Related: Dueled; dueling; duelling.