Definitions for Battalionbəˈtæl yən
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a military unit of ground forces comprising a headquarters and two or more companies.
an army in battle array.
Often, battalions. a large number of persons or things; force:
battalions of sightseers.
Origin of battalion:
1580–90; < MF bataillon < It battaglione, der. of battagli(a) body of troops; see battle1
an army unit usually consisting of a headquarters and three or more companies
battalion, large number, multitude, plurality, pack(noun)
a large indefinite number
"a battalion of ants"; "a multitude of TV antennas"; "a plurality of religions"
An army unit having two or more companies, etc. and a headquarters. Traditionally forming part of a regiment.
an army unit having two or more companies, etc. and a headquarters; forming part of a brigade.
Any large body of troops.
A great number of things.
To form into battalions.
a body of troops; esp. a body of troops or an army in battle array
a regiment, or two or more companies of a regiment, esp. when assembled for drill or battle
to form into battalions
A battalion is a military unit with 300 to 1,200 soldiers that usually conists of two to seven companies and is commanded by either a lieutenant colonel or a colonel. Several battalions form a regiment or brigade. The nomenclature varies by nationality and by branch of arms, for instance, some armies organize their infantry into battalions, but call battalion-sized cavalry, reconnaissance, or tank units a squadron or a regiment instead. There may even be subtle distinctions within a nation's branches of arms, such as a distinction between a tank battalion and an armored squadron, depending on how the unit's operational role is perceived to fit into the army's historical organization. A battalion is generally the smallest military unit capable of independent operations, although many armies have smaller units that are self-sustaining. The battalion is usually part of a regiment, brigade, or group, depending on the organizational model used by that service. The bulk of a battalion will ordinarily be homogeneous with respect to type, although there are many exceptions. Every battalion will also include some sort of combat service support, typically organized within a combat support company.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
A reserve cargo handling battalion composed solely of selected reserve personnel. Also called NRCHB. See also maritime pre-positioning ships.
Translations for Battalion
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a large body of foot soldiers forming part of a brigade.
- كَتيبَه، فَوْجArabic
- batalhãoPortuguese (BR)
- das BatailonGerman
- सेना की रेजिमेंट का एक भागHindi
- (군사) 대대Korean
- sekumpulan besarMalay
- ليوا، لښكرى قوه، نظامى واحد چه له څو ټولګيو څخه جوړشوى وىPashto
- (軍隊編制，在旅之下)營Chinese (Trad.)
- tiểu đoànVietnamese
- （陆军的）一营Chinese (Simp.)
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