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Battle - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Battle' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Battle [ a.]
- Fertile. See Battel, a.
2 . Battle [ n.]
- To join in battle; to contend in fight; as, to battle over theories.
3 . Battle [ v. t.]
- A general action, fight, or encounter, in which all the divisions of an army are or may be engaged; an engagement; a combat.
- A struggle; a contest; as, the battle of life.
- A division of an army; a battalion.
- The main body, as distinct from the van and rear; battalia.
- To assail in battle; to fight.

Meaning of 'Battle' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . battle [ n]
Meaning (1):
- an energetic attempt to achieve something
Example in sentence:
  • getting through the crowd was a real struggle;
  • he fought a battle for recognition
Meaning (2):
- a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war
Example in sentence:
  • Grant won a decisive victory in the battle of Chickamauga;
  • he lost his romantic ideas about war when he got into a real engagement
Meaning (3):
- an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals)
Example in sentence:
  • police tried to control the battle between the pro- and anti-abortion mobs;
  • the harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph
4 . battle [ v]
Meaning (4):
- battle or contend against in or as if in a battle
Example in sentence:
  • The Kurds are combating Iraqi troops in Northern Iraq;
  • they battled over the budget;
  • We must combat the prejudices against other races