battle

  • 1 battle — Ⅰ. battle UK US /ˈbætl/ noun ► [C] a competition or argument between two or more people or organizations for power or control: battle for/over sth »They were locked in a battle for boardroom control. battle against/with sb »If you want to stay in …

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  • 2 Battle — (englisch battle „Schlacht“) bezeichnet: Battle (East Sussex), britischer Ort und Schauplatz der Schlacht bei Hastings verschiedene Formen von Musikwettbewerben oder wettstreits, zum Beispiel DJ Battle, Battle Rap, Jazz Battle Battle Zeichen… …

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  • 3 Battle — Bat tle, n. [OE. bataille, bataile, F. bataille battle, OF., battle, battalion, fr. L. battalia, battualia, the fighting and fencing exercises of soldiers and gladiators, fr. batuere to strike, beat. Cf. {Battalia}, 1st {Battel}, and see {Batter} …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 battle — battle1 [bat′ l] n. [ME & OFr bataille < VL battalia < L battualia, exercises of gladiators and soldiers in fighting and fencing < battuere: see BATTER1] 1. a fight, esp. a large scale engagement, between armed forces on land, at sea, or …

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  • 5 Battle — Bat tle (b[a^]t t l), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Battled} ( tl d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Battling}.] [F. batailler, fr. bataille. See {Battle}, n.] To join in battle; to contend in fight; as, to battle over theories. [1913 Webster] To meet in arms, and… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 battle — [n1] military fight action, assault, attack, barrage, blitzkreig, bloodshed, bombing, brush, campaign, carnage, clash, combat, conflict, contention, crusade, encounter, engagement, fighting, fray, havoc, hostility, onset, onslaught, press, ravage …

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  • 7 Battle — Bat tle, v. t. To assail in battle; to fight. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 8 battle — ► NOUN 1) a sustained fight between organized armed forces. 2) a lengthy and difficult struggle or contest: a battle of wits. ► VERB ▪ fight or struggle tenaciously. DERIVATIVES battler noun. ORIGIN Old French bataille, from Latin battu …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 Battle — Bat tle, a. Fertile. See {Battel}, a. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 10 Battle — (spr. Bätt l), Marktflecken in der englischen Grafschaft Sussex, Pulverfabriken (Batllepulver); 14,300 Ew. Hier schlug Wilhelm der Eroberer 1066 den König Harald von Norwegen u. stiftete zum Andenken eine Abtei, von welcher die Ruinen noch übrig… …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 11 Battle — (spr. bättl), Stadt in der engl. Grafschaft Ost Sussex, 11 km nordwestlich von Hastings, mit (1901) 2996 Einw. und den Ruinen einer prächtigen Abtei, die Wilhelm der Eroberer 1095 auf der Stelle, wo Harald 1066 fiel, gründete. In der Pfarrkirch:… …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 12 battle — I (dispute) noun action, affair, affray, argument, campaign, clash, collision, conflict, confrontation, contention, contest, crusade, discord, dispute, dissension, encounter, engagement, hostilities, ordeal, resistance, row, showdown, strife,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 13 battle — vb war, fight, *contend Analogous words: combat, oppose, *resist, withstand, fight: *attack, assail, assault, bombard: kick, protest, *object …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 14 Battle — This article is about combat. For other meanings, see Battle (disambiguation). Generally, a battle is a conceptual component in the hierarchy of combat in warfare between two or more armed forces, or combatants. In a battle, each combatant will… …

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  • 15 battle — battle1 battler, n. /bat l/, n., v., battled, battling. n. 1. a hostile encounter or engagement between opposing military forces: the battle of Waterloo. 2. participation in such hostile encounters or engagements: wounds received in battle. 3. a… …

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  • 16 battle — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 between armies ADJECTIVE ▪ bloody, fierce ▪ intense, pitched ▪ The two armies fought a pitched battle on the plain. ▪ climactic …

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  • 17 battle — bat|tle1 W2 [ˈbætl] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(fight)¦ 2¦(competition/argument)¦ 3¦(change bad situation)¦ 4 be half the battle 5 a battle of wits 6 battle of wills 7 do battle (with somebody) 8 fight your own battles 9 the battle of …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 battle — [[t]bæ̱t(ə)l[/t]] ♦♦ battles, battling, battled 1) N VAR A battle is a violent fight between groups of people, especially one between military forces during a war. ...the victory of King William III at the Battle of the Boyne. ...after a gun… …

    English dictionary

  • 19 battle — I n. 1) to do, give, join battle 2) to fight, wage; lose; win a battle 3) to break off, terminate a battle 4) a bloody; decisive; fierce, pitched, raging; losing; running battle 5) a naval battle 6) a battle royal 7) a battle rages 8) a battle… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 20 battle — bat|tle1 [ bætl ] noun *** 1. ) count or uncount a fight between two armies in a war: one of the bloodiest battles of World War II battle of: the Battle of Waterloo in battle: soldiers wounded in battle a ) count a fight between two groups of… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English