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Definition of "battle" []

  • An encounter between opposing forces: an important battle in the Pacific campaign. (noun)
  • Armed fighting; combat: wounded in battle. (noun)
  • A match between two combatants: trial by battle. (noun)
  • A protracted controversy or struggle: won the battle of the budget. (noun)
  • An intense competition: a battle of wits. (noun)
  • A fight between large armed forces; military or naval engagement; combat (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Conflict; contention; struggle (noun)
  • To fight in or as if in military combat; contend (with) (verb)
  • To struggle in order to achieve something or arrive somewhere (verb)
  • To scrape a living, esp by doing odd jobs (verb)

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Use "battle" in a sentence
  • "It describes the re-enactment not as the battle of Trafalgar but simply as “an early 19th-century sea battle”."
  • "Grendles gūð-cræft, 127. gūð-cyning, st. m., _king in battle, king directing a battle_: nom. sg.,"
  • "Grendles gûð-cräft, 127. gûð-cyning, st. m., _king in battle, king directing a battle_: nom. sg.,"