What does Battle mean?

Definitions for Battle
ˈbæt lbat·tle

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Battle.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. struggle, battlenoun

    an energetic attempt to achieve something

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

  3. 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"

  4. battle, combatverb

    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"


  1. Battlenoun

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

  2. Battlenoun

    a town in East Sussex.

  3. 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

  1. BATTLEnoun

    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.

  2. To Battleverb

    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.


  1. Battle

    "The Battle is a song by American country music artist George Jones. It was composed by Norro Wilson, George Richey, and Linda Kimball and became the title track of Jones' 1976 LP. The song uses war as a metaphor in describing an argument and eventual reconciliation between a couple, with the woman emerging victorious and the narrator exclaiming, "Oh, what a sweet surrender!" The song begins with the sound of drums mimicking the start of a battle march. Despite Billy Sherrill's ambitious production and Jones' committed vocal performance, the single did not crack the Top 10, stalling at #16 and continued the singer's commercial slide as a solo artist. Meanwhile, the single "Golden Ring," a duet with his estranged ex-wife Tammy Wynette, became a #1 hit that same year.


  1. battle

    A battle is a conflict or struggle between two or more individuals, groups, or entities, typically fought using weapons, physical force, or strategic tactics, in an attempt to defeat or gain control over the opposing side. Battles can take place in various environments, such as land, sea, air, or cyberspace, and can involve different objectives, including territorial acquisitions, ideological supremacy, or self-defense.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Battleadjective

    fertile. See Battel, a

  2. Battleverb

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

  3. Battleverb

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

  4. Battleverb

    a division of an army; a battalion

  5. Battleverb

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

  6. Battlenoun

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

  7. Battleverb

    to assail in battle; to fight


  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.

Rap Dictionary

  1. battleverb

    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.

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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. batlet

  2. tablet

  3. battel

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  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. Javi Gomez:

    This battle is only beginning.

  2. Daniel Becker:

    We can't even control dengue and now we have Zika to battle.

  3. Steve Vladeck:

    The result is not especially surprising given the uphill battle The Federal Government faced in defending such a content - based speech restriction. But the implications of the Court's decision to save the rest of the statute are potentially quite significant, how courts should treat the rest of a statute when one provision is unconstitutional is at the heart of the major Obamacare challenge the Justices are set to hear next fall.

  4. Derrick Johnson:

    Anything short of protecting the right to vote is a death sentence for democracy. This fight is far from over, this battle is not over.

  5. Michael Burger:

    In an event a country is able to clear the jurisdictional and legal hurdles of a transnational lawsuit, this would provide one potential methodology for allocating damage or allocating responsibility in collecting damages, in actual litigation, the methodologies will be challenged, there will be competing views, there will be a battle of the experts, and every aspect of The Dartmouth College study will be tested.

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