Battle en


Battle meaning

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 ...


  1. (v. t.) A struggle; a contest; as, the battle of life.
  2. (v. t.) A division of an army; a battalion.
  3. (a.) Fertile. See Battel, a.
  4. (v. t.) The main body, as distinct from the van and rear; battalia.
  5. (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.
  6. (v. t.) To assail in battle; to fight.
  7. (noun) To join in battle; to contend in fight; as, to battle over theories.
Word: bat·tle
Pronunciation of battle: 'ba-t&l
Function of battle: noun
Usage: often attributive
Origin of battle: Middle English batel, from Old French bataille battle, fortifying tower, battalion, from Late Latin battalia combat, alteration of battualia fencing exercises, from Latin battuere to beat
1 archaic : BATTALION
2 : a combat between two persons
3 : a general encounter between armies, ships of war, or aircraft
4 : an extended contest, struggle, or controversy

Synonyms of battle

Combat, Conflict, Engagement, Fight, Struggle,