Bat´tle   Pronunciation: băt´t'l
a.1.Fertile. See Battel, a.
n.1.A general action, fight, or encounter, in which all the divisions of an army are or may be engaged; an engagement; a combat.
2.A struggle; a contest; as, the battle of life.
3.A division of an army; a battalion.
4.The main body, as distinct from the van and rear; battalia.
Battle piece
a painting, or a musical composition, representing a battle.
Battle royal
a - A fight between several gamecocks, where the one that stands longest is the victor.
b - A contest with fists or cudgels in which more than two are engaged; a mêlée.
- Grose.
Drawn battle
one in which neither party gains the victory.
- Thackeray.
To give battle
to attack an enemy.
To join battle
to meet the attack; to engage in battle.
Pitched battle
one in which the armies are previously drawn up in form, with a regular disposition of the forces.
Wager of battle
See under Wager, n.
v. i.1.To join in battle; to contend in fight; as, to battle over theories.
[imp. & p. p. Battled (-tl'd); p. pr. & vb. n. Battling.]
To meet in arms, and battle in the plain.
- Prior.
v. t.1.To assail in battle; to fight.
Noun1.Battlebattle - a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war; "Grant won a decisive victory in the battle of Chickamauga"; "he lost his romantic ideas about war when he got into a real engagement"
2.battle - an energetic attempt to achieve something; "getting through the crowd was a real struggle"; "he fought a battle for recognition"
Synonyms: struggle
3.battle - an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals); "the harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph"--Thomas Paine; "police tried to control the battle between the pro- and anti-abortion mobs"
Synonyms: conflict, struggle
Verb1.battle - battle or contend against in or as if in a battle; "The Kurds are combating Iraqi troops in Nothern Iraq"; "We must combat the prejudices against other races"; "they battled over the budget"
Synonyms: combat
To be in or see a battle in your dream, suggests that you are overworked. You need to give yourself a break. There is a conflict between your rational thinking and your irrational impulses. Alternatively, it represents eroticism. You may be overly stimulated or you are trying to suppress your instinctual urges.Actium, Adrianople, Aegates Isles, Aegospotami, Agincourt, Antietam, Anzio, Arbela-Gaugamela, Ardennes, Austerlitz, Ayacucho, Balaclava, Bannockburn, Bataan-Corregidor, Bismarck Sea, Blenheim, Bosworth Field, Bouvines, Boyne, Brunanburh, Bunker Hill, Cannae, Caporetto, Chancellorsville, Crecy, Dunkirk, El Alamein, Flodden, Fontenoy, Fredericksburg, Gaza, Gettysburg, Granicus River, Guadalcanal, Hampton Roads, Hastings, Hohenlinden, Inchon, Long Island, Marathon, Midway, Poitiers, Sedan, Singapore, Solferino, Waterloo, action, aerial combat, affray, agonize, all-out war, altercation, antagonize, appeal to arms, argument, arm, armed combat, armed conflict, armor, armor-plate, armored combat, assail, assault, attack, bank, barricade, battle royal, beat against, beat up against, belligerence, belligerency, blockade, bloodshed, bombard, box, brawl, breast the wave, broil, brush, buck, buffet, buffet the waves, bullfight, bulwark, carry on hostilities, castellate, clash, clash of arms, close, close with, cockfight, collide, come to blows, compete with, competition, contend, contend against, crenellate, crusade, cut and thrust, dig in, dispute, dogfight, duel, embattle, embroilment, encounter, engage in hostilities, engagement, entrench, exchange blows, exchange of blows, fence, feud, fight a duel, fight against, fighting, fire fight, fortify, fracas, garrison, give and take, give satisfaction, grapple, grapple with, ground combat, grunt and sweat, hand-to-hand combat, hand-to-hand fight, hassle, hostilities, hot war, house-to-house combat, huff and puff, join battle with, jostle, joust, la guerre, labor against, make war, man, man the garrison, melee, might of arms, military operations, militate against, mine, mix it up, naval combat, offer resistance, onset, onslaught, open hostilities, open war, oppugn, palisade, passage of arms, pitched battle, quarrel, rassle, reluct, reluctate, resort to arms, riot, rival, rumble, run a tilt, running fight, scramble, scrimmage, scuffle, shed blood, shooting war, shoving match, sortie, spar, spill blood, stand-up fight, state of war, stem the tide, street fight, strive, strive against, struggle against, take on, tauromachy, the sword, thrust and parry, tilt, total war, tourney, tug, tug-of-war, tussle, vie with, wage war, wall, warmaking, warring, wartime, wrestle
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