What does battalion mean?

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bəˈtæl yənbat·tal·ion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. battalion(noun)

    an army unit usually consisting of a headquarters and three or more companies

  2. battalion, large number, multitude, plurality, pack(noun)

    a large indefinite number

    "a battalion of ants"; "a multitude of TV antennas"; "a plurality of religions"

Wiktionary

  1. battalion(Noun)

    An army unit having two or more companies, etc. and a headquarters. Traditionally forming part of a regiment.

  2. battalion(Noun)

    an army unit having two or more companies, etc. and a headquarters; forming part of a brigade.

  3. battalion(Noun)

    Any large body of troops.

  4. battalion(Noun)

    A great number of things.

  5. battalion(Verb)

    To form into battalions.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Battalion(noun)

    a body of troops; esp. a body of troops or an army in battle array

  2. Battalion(noun)

    a regiment, or two or more companies of a regiment, esp. when assembled for drill or battle

  3. Battalion(verb)

    to form into battalions

Freebase

  1. Battalion

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Battalion

    bat-al′yun, n. a body of soldiers consisting of several companies: a body of men drawn up in battle-array. [Fr.; from root of Battle.]

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. battalion

    A reserve cargo handling battalion composed solely of selected reserve personnel. Also called NRCHB. See also maritime pre-positioning ships.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. battalion

    A force of soldiers, complete in staff and officers, of such strength as will allow of its manœuvres on the field of battle being intimately regulated by one superior officer. The term is now proper to infantry only, and represents from 500 to 1000 men. It is the ordinary unit made use of in estimating the infantry strength of an army.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. battalion

    A body of troops, so called from being originally a body of men arranged for battle; consisting in European armies of about 800 or 1000 men; in the U. S. service, an aggregation of from two to twelve companies.

Editors Contribution

  1. battalion

    A type of unit within an official government army.

    The troops all belonged to C-company within the German eleventh battalion.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 11, 2016  

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How to say battalion in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of battalion in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of battalion in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of battalion in a Sentence

  1. Mizanur Rahman Bhuiya:

    Acting on a tip-off, the Rapid Action Battalion arrested them from an apartment.

  2. Brian Kelly:

    Overall deployment of the 700-stong Chinese infantry battalion and its equipment will take more than two months to complete.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    There is a big battalion of people always ready to prove the right points as wrong, so how a person can remain morally strong and for how long.

  4. Brian Kelly:

    We had an advanced party of 18 members of the incoming battalion arrive on Jan. 9 to begin preparations for delivery of contingent-owned equipment.

  5. Steve Warren:

    The addition of this battalion is part of an Army-wide reorganization that will raise the number of MLRS (multiple-launch rocket system) battalions in all field artillery brigades from two to three.

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