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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)

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.

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.,"