What does Battle mean?
Definitions for Battle
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Battle.
battle, conflict, fight, engagementnoun
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"
an energetic attempt to achieve something
"getting through the crowd was a real struggle"; "he fought a battle for recognition"
conflict, struggle, battleverb
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"
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"
from places in England that have been sites of a battle.
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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: bataille, Fr.
The English army that divided was
Into two parts, is now conjoin’d in one;
And means to give you battle presently. William Shakespeare, Henry VI.
The battle done, and they within our power,
She’ll never see his pardon. William Shakespeare, King Lear.
The race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong. Eccles. ix. 11.
So they joined battle, and the heathen being discomfited fled into the plain. 1 Maccab. iv. 14.
The king divided his army into three battles; whereof the vanguard only, well strengthened with wings, came to fight. Francis Bacon, Henry VII.
The earl of Angus led the avant-guard, himself followed with the battle a good distance behind, and after came the arrier. John Hayward.
To join battle; to contend in fight.
Etymology: batailler, Fr.
’Tis ours by craft and by surprize to gain:
’Tis yours to meet in arms, and battle in the plain. Matthew Prior.
We daily receive accounts of ladies battling it on both sides. Joseph Addison, Freeholder, №. 23.
I own, he hates an action base,
His virtues batt’ling with his place. Jonathan Swift.
fertile. See Battel, a
a general action, fight, or encounter, in which all the divisions of an army are or may be engaged; an engagement; a combat
a struggle; a contest; as, the battle of life
a division of an army; a battalion
the main body, as distinct from the van and rear; battalia
to join in battle; to contend in fight; as, to battle over theories
to assail in battle; to fight
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
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. bataille—battre, to beat. See Batter.]
bat′l, adj. (dial.) nourishing.—v.t. (obs.) to feed. [Most prob. from Ice. bati, improvement. See Batten.]
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
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
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.
To compete, usually freestyle rapping, sometimes breakdancing, rolling, or graffiti. You got no rap - but you want to battle. It's like havin' a boat - but you got no paddle -- Public Enemy (Public Enemy No. 1). Here are some famous battles or beef in the rap game: 50 Cent vs. Ja Rule 50 Cent vs. The Game 50 Cent vs. Fat Joe 50 Cent vs. Jadakiss 50 Cent vs. Nas 50 Cent vs. Kelis 50 Cent vs. Terror Squad 50 Cent vs. Shyne 50 Cent vs. Scarface Xzibit vs. Jermaine Dupri G-Unit vs. Murder, Inc. G-Unit vs. Yukmouth The Game vs. Suge Knight Aftermath Records vs. Murder Inc. Shady Records vs. Murder Inc. Obie Trice vs. Murder Inc. Stat Quo vs. Murder Inc. Papoose vs. Cassidy Lil Flip vs. T.I. Lil Scrappy vs. The Orlando Police Lil' Scrappy vs. Dem Frenchize Boyz Nelly vs. Chingy Nelly vs. K.R.S.-one Chingy vs. Fabulous Chingy vs. Ludacris Twista vs. Bone Thugs Harmony Mike Jones vs. Chamillionaire Pepsi vs. Coke Jay-Z vs. Nas Jay-Z vs. Mobb Deep Jay-Z vs. R. Kelly Jay-Z vs. Cassidy Bow Wow vs. Romeo Eminem vs. Benzino BG vs. Cash Money Records Juvenile vs, Cash Money Records Mannie Fresh vs. Cash Money Records Beyonce Knowles vs. Alicia Keys Royce 5'9" vs. D12 T.I. vs. Ludacris Daddy Yankee vs, Don Omar Daddy Yankee vs. Nicky Jam Spider Loc. vs. Yukmouth Young Buck vs. Joe Budden Lil Kim vs. Foxy Brown Lil Kim vs. 50 Cent Tupac vs. Biggie 50 Cent vs. D-Block Eminem vs. Ja Rule Eminem vs. Insane Clown Posse Ice-T vs. Insane Clown Posse Snoop Dogg vs. Insane Clown Posse Ol' Dirty Basterd vs. Insane Clown Posse Busta Rhymes vs. Ja Rule Lil Mo vs. Ja Rule Ll Cool J vs. Ice-T Ll cool J vs. Mc Hammer Mobb Deep vs. Tupac D12 vs. Murder Inc. Snoop Dogg vs. eminem DMX vs. Ja Rule Dr. Dre vs. Suge Knight Common vs. Westside Connection The Game VS. G-unit The Game vs. Joe Budden The Game vs. Lil Eazy The Game vs. Young Gunz The Game vs. Yukmouth West Side vs. East Side Ice Cube vs. N.W.A. Dr. Dre vs. N.W.A. D4L vs. Dem Frenchize Boyz black wall street vs, G-unit Later on some Beefs were squashed like 50 Cent & Jay-Z T.I. & Lil Flip Royce 5'9 & D12 The Game & Yukmouth Jay-Z & Nas Twista & Bone Thug Harmony You can also find more rap battles from amature rappers at my16bars.com
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Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Battle is ranked #1332 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Battle surname appeared 26,432 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 9 would have the surname Battle.
77.3% or 20,435 total occurrences were Black.
15.7% or 4,171 total occurrences were White.
3.1% or 822 total occurrences were of two or more races.
3.1% or 822 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
0.3% or 90 total occurrences were Asian.
0.3% or 90 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Battle' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1613
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Battle' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3254
Rank popularity for the word 'Battle' in Nouns Frequency: #650
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The numerical value of Battle in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of Battle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Examples of Battle in a Sentence
Chief Executive Officer Dennis Muilenburg:
We see market space that's measured in that category, you can anticipate that that's potentially a 50-50 kind of marketplace for Boeing and Airbus and we're going to battle it out competitively.
For small villages it's a slow agony which, unfortunately, will go on, our battle line has to be in and around the seats of district councils and some larger villages, where it's still possible to stop the process and reverse it.
Decades ago when I was young, I did not dream that in my lifetime I would witness a thriving industry of Holocaust denial, despite all our efforts to make people aware of the horrors of the Holocaust, I feel under present conditions, with the freedom granted to these race-hating views, we are fighting a losing battle.
Eighty percent of Debaltseve is already ours, a cleanup of the town is under way.Kiev's military denied the town, which had a peacetime population of 25,000 but is now a bombed-out wasteland, had fallen but acknowledged losing control of some of it. Some Ukrainian soldiers had been captured, it said, but denied rebel reports that up to 300 had surrendered or been taken prisoner. Kiev and NATO say the rebel military operation to take Debaltseve is being carried out with the assistance of tanks, artillery and soldiers from Russia's army. Moscow denies that it has sent its forces to participate in battle for territory that President Vladimir Putin has referred to as.
A good front is half the battle in love or war.
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Translations for Battle
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- бі́тва, змага́нне, бойBelarusian
- би́тка, сражавам се, сраже́ние, борба́, бойBulgarian
- batalla, batallarCatalan, Valencian
- boj, bitva, bojovat, zápasCzech
- kamp, slagDanish
- bekämpfen, Schlacht, kämpfen, bekriegen, KampfGerman
- μάχη, αγώνας, μάχομαιGreek
- batalo, lukto, batali, luktiEsperanto
- lucha, luchar, batallar, batallaSpanish
- guda, batailaBasque
- رزم, نبردPersian
- taistella, taisteluFinnish
- lutte, bataille, lutterFrench
- batalla, batallarGalician
- מאבק, קרבHebrew
- csata, ütközetHungarian
- կռիվ, ճակատամարտ, պայքար, մարտArmenian
- bardagi, baráttaIcelandic
- battaglia, lottaItalian
- 戦, 戦闘, 戦う, 戦いJapanese
- SchluechtLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- би́тка, бојMacedonian
- gevecht, veldslag, bestrijden, bevechten, slag, strijden, vechten, strijdDutch
- walka, batalion, bitwa, bój, bataliaPolish
- luta, batalha, batalharPortuguese
- bataglia, battagliaRomansh
- сража́ться, сраже́ние, бата́лия, боро́ться, борьба́, би́тва, бой, срази́ться, би́тьсяRussian
- batàglia, bataza, batalla, batadhaSardinian
- bitka, borba, битка, boj, борба, бојSerbo-Croatian
- bitka, bojSlovak
- harp, savaşTurkish
- бій, би́тваUkrainian
- trận đánhVietnamese
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