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battle meaning

EN[ˈbætəl]
US
WBattle
  • Generally,
  • Wars and military campaigns are guided by strategy,
battle
  • NounPLbattlesSUF-le
    1. A general action, fight, or encounter, in which all the divisions of an army are or may be engaged; an engagement; a combat.
      1. A struggle; a contest.
        1. the battle of life ‎
      2. (now rare) A division of an army; a battalion.
        1. OBS The main body, as distinct from the vanguard and rear; battalia.
        2. VerbSGbattlesPRbattlingPT, PPbattled
          1. VT (Britain dialectal, chiefly Scotland, Northern England) To nourish; feed.
            1. VT (Britain dialectal, chiefly Scotland, Northern England) To render fertile or fruitful, as in soil.
              1. VI To join in battle; to contend in fight; as, to battle over theories.
                1. She has been battling against cancer for years.
              2. VT To assail in battle; to fight or struggle.
                1. She has been battling cancer for years.
            2. AdjectiveCOMmore battleSUPmost battle
              1. (Britain dialectal, chiefly Scotland, Northern England, agriculture) Improving; nutritious; fattening.
                1. battle grass, battle pasture
              2. (Britain dialectal, chiefly Scotland, Northern England) Fertile; fruitful.
                1. battle soil, battle land
            3. More Examples
              1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                • The standard-bearer in battle is in the center of the front line so the following troops know where to go; unfortunately, it also shows the enemy where to shoot.
                • The fighters provide a defensive air umbrella over the battle group. ‎
                • And the clanging call of the general alarm rasped you to battle stations, night and day, from sleep and from meals, always with the same emptyhandedness of failure in the end.
              2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
                • The ship fired the twelve-pounder twice during the battle.
                • A wave of emotion overcame her when she thought about her son who was killed in battle.

            Meaning of battle for the defined word.

            Grammatically, this word "battle" is an adjective. It's also a morpheme, more specifically, a suffixe. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb, more specifically, an intransitive verb and a transitive verb.
            • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
              1. Adjectives
                • Morphemes
                  • Suffixes
                    • Words by suffix
                      • Words suffixed with -le
                  • Nouns
                    • Countable nouns
                    • Verbs
                      • Intransitive verbs
                        • Transitive verbs
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