What does BATTLE mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. battle, conflict, fight, engagement(noun)

    a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war

    "Grant won a decisive victory in the battle of Chickamauga"; "he lost his romantic ideas about war when he got into a real engagement"

  2. struggle, battle(noun)

    an energetic attempt to achieve something

    "getting through the crowd was a real struggle"; "he fought a battle for recognition"

  3. conflict, struggle, battle(verb)

    an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals)

    "the harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph"--Thomas Paine; "police tried to control the battle between the pro- and anti-abortion mobs"

  4. battle, combat(verb)

    battle or contend against in or as if in a battle

    "The Kurds are combating Iraqi troops in Northern Iraq"; "We must combat the prejudices against other races"; "they battled over the budget"

Wiktionary

  1. Battle(ProperNoun)

    from places in England that have been sites of a battle.

    Etymology: From Early Modern English batell, probably from *, from *, from batian, from batōnan, from bʰAd- . Related to bate, baatsje, baten, batten. Compare batten. More at better.

  2. Battle(ProperNoun)

    a town in East Sussex.

    Etymology: From Early Modern English batell, probably from *, from *, from batian, from batōnan, from bʰAd- . Related to bate, baatsje, baten, batten. Compare batten. More at better.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Battle(adj)

    fertile. See Battel, a

  2. Battle(verb)

    a general action, fight, or encounter, in which all the divisions of an army are or may be engaged; an engagement; a combat

  3. Battle(verb)

    a struggle; a contest; as, the battle of life

  4. Battle(verb)

    a division of an army; a battalion

  5. Battle(verb)

    the main body, as distinct from the van and rear; battalia

  6. Battle(noun)

    to join in battle; to contend in fight; as, to battle over theories

  7. Battle(verb)

    to assail in battle; to fight

Freebase

  1. Battle

    Generally, a battle is a conceptual component in the hierarchy of combat in warfare between two or more armed forces, or combatants. A war sometimes consists of many battles. Battles generally are well defined in duration, area and force commitment. Wars and military campaigns are guided by strategy, whereas battles take place on a level of planning and execution known as operational mobility. German strategist Carl von Clausewitz stated that "the employment of battles ... to achieve the object of war" was the essence of strategy.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Battle

    bat′l, n. a contest between opposing armies: a fight or encounter: (arch.) a body of troops in battle array, esp. in phrase 'main battle.'—v.i. to contend in fight: to maintain, champion (with against, with).—ns. Bat′tle-axe, -ax, a kind of axe once used in battle; Bat′tle-cry, a war-shout; Bat′tlefield, the place on which a battle is fought; Bat′tle-piece, a passage, or a painting, describing a battle.—adj. Bat′tle-scarred, scarred in battle.—ns. Bat′tleship, a war-ship of the first class; Pitched′-bat′tle, a battle fought on chosen ground.—Battle royal, a general mêlée—Half the battle, said of anything which ensures success.—Line of battle, troops in array for battle; Line-of-battle ship, a ship strong enough to form one of the line.—To join, do battle, to fight. [Fr. bataillebattre, to beat. See Batter.]

  2. Battle

    bat′l, adj. (dial.) nourishing.—v.t. (obs.) to feed. [Most prob. from Ice. bati, improvement. See Batten.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. battle

    An engagement between two fleets, or even single ships, usually called a sea-fight or engagement. The conflict between the forces of two contending armies.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. battle

    An action or engagement between the forces of two armies. A battle is either general or partial; general, where the whole or the greater part of each army is brought into action; and partial, where only brigades, divisions, or corps d’armée are engaged. But, however the numbers may vary, the great principles to be applied in delivering battle are in almost every case the same. Palamedes of Argos is said to have been the first who ranged an army in order of battle, placed sentinels round a camp, and excited the soldier’s vigilance by giving him a watch-word.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'BATTLE' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1613

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'BATTLE' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3254

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'BATTLE' in Nouns Frequency: #650

Anagrams for BATTLE »

  1. tablet

  2. batlet

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How to say BATTLE in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of BATTLE in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of BATTLE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of BATTLE in a Sentence

  1. Charles Krauthammer:

    Number one, they depend hugely on tourism to get their foreign exchange. Sharm el-Sheikh is one of their number one tourist destinations. The only way to get there is by airplane. You shut down the airport, it dies, the second [reason they’re afraid] is that the Egyptian regime is in a death struggle with radical Islam in the country… And now if they're able to bring down airplanes, the prestige of the regime in sort of winning the battle against the jihadists is really diminished.

  2. Yukito Kishiro:

    I think it's a perfect cast. Had they had, say, a Japanese actress who can act the great action scenes, sure. But I suppose the casting people decided to go with what we have because there is a reason for that. I'm happy with that, alita: Battle Angel.

  3. Curt Viebranz:

    While they may not have removed the uniform, the theory was to make sure that nobody was openly showing any of their uniform, so they may have come, changed, or they may have put on a cloak that covered all of their insignias and their battle uniform.

  4. Richard Gasquet:

    I didn't play for six months, so it's great to be back here and reaching the semi-finals aged 33, goffin is a tough guy, one of the fastest from the baseline, so I will be prepared to battle and to fight.

  5. Egan Bernal:

    What happened today is a big surprise for many. It was the first day of the pure battle for the overall with big climbs. Personally I felt well and that makes me happy, as a team, Geraint Thomas has lost some time and that's not good. I was available to help Geraint Thomas but, through the radio, they told me not to wait for Geraint Thomas.

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