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Battle meaning

battle - 9 dictionary results

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

battle - examples of usage

  1. After a while they saw the foresters approaching, shouting and singing, because they had brought off the king's prize; but when Robin Hood and his men presented themselves in battle array, their mirth was quickly changed into terror and amazement.
  2. The enemy advanced upon us yesterday and gave us battle. - "A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion", William Dobein James.
  3. Soon after the battle of Eutaw, Gen. - "A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion", William Dobein James.
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