What does battle mean?

Definitions for battle
ˈbæt lbat·tle

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word battle.

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.

Rap Dictionary

  1. battle(verb)

    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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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

How to pronounce battle?

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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. Josh Lowell with Big:

    The guys are doing great, (Monday) they are resting and trying to grow skin back on their fingertips so they can continue to do battle with the hardest climbing sections, which involve grabbing tiny, razor-sharp edges of rock.

  2. Gene Kimmelman:

    I thought (opposing the merger) was an uphill battle and a real long shot.

  3. Samuel Smiles:

    The battle of life is, in most cases, fought uphill; and to win it without a struggle were perhaps to win it without honor. If there were no difficulties there would be no success; if there were nothing to struggle for, there would be nothing to be achieved.

  4. Todd Canterbury:

    We need battle-tested pilots to help us put the F-35A through its paces and ensure we have a trained and ready force of F-35 pilots to feed into our combat air forces.

  5. John Kilduff:

    The Iranians are clearly stepping it up to battle for market share in Europe.

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