HyperDic: battle

English > 4 senses of the word battle:
NOUNactbattle, conflict, fight, engagementa hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war
actbattle, strugglean energetic attempt to achieve something
actbattle, conflict, strugglean open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals)
VERBcompetitionbattle, combatbattle or contend against in or as if in a battle
battle > pronunciation
Soundsbae'tahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > battle: 4 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningA hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war.
Example"Grant won a decisive victory in the battle of Chickamauga"
Synonymsconflict, fight, engagement
Categorymilitary, armed forces, armed services, military machine, war machineThe military forces of a nation
InstancesBattle of BritainThe prolonged bombardment of British cities by the German Luftwaffe during World War II and the aerial combat that accompanied it
DroghedaIn 1649 the place was captured by Oliver Cromwell, who massacred the Catholic inhabitants
Part ofwar, warfareThe waging of armed conflict against an enemy / enemy
NarrowerArmageddonAny catastrophically destructive battle / battle
assaultClose fighting during the culmination of a military attack
combat, armed combatAn engagement fought between two military forces
dogfightAn aerial engagement between fighter planes
naval battleA pitched battle between naval fleets
pitched battleA fierce battle fought in close combat between troops in predetermined positions at a chosen time and place
Broadermilitary action, actionA military engagement
Spanishacción, batalla, combate, conflicto, lucha
Catalanacció, batalla, combat, lluita
Verbsbattlebattle or contend against in or as if in a battle
English > battle: 4 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningAn energetic attempt to achieve something.
Example "he fought a battle for recognition"
Synonymstruggle
NarrowerduelAny struggle between two skillful opponents (individuals or groups)
joust, tiltA combat between two mounted knights tilting against each other with blunted lances
scramble, scuffleAn unceremonious and disorganized struggle
Broaderattempt, effort, endeavor, endeavour, tryearnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish / accomplish something
Spanishbatalla, esfuerzo, lucha, pugna, puja
Catalanafany, batalla, lluita, pugna
English > battle: 4 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningAn open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals).
Example "police tried to control the battle between the pro- and anti-abortion mobs"
Synonymsconflict, struggle
Narrowerclass struggle, class war, class warfareconflict between social or economic classes (especially between the capitalist and proletariat classes)
feudA bitter quarrel between two parties
fight, fighting, combat, scrapThe act of fighting
pacification, counterinsurgencyactions taken by a government to defeat insurgency
rebellion, insurrection, revolt, rising, uprisingorganized opposition to authority
strifebitter conflict / conflict
tug-of-warAny hard struggle between equally matched groups
turf warA bitter struggle for territory or power or control or rights
war, warfareAn active struggle between competing entities
Broadergroup actionaction taken by a group of people
Spanishbatalla, conflicto, lucha, pugna
Catalanbatalla, conflicte, lluita, pugna
Verbsbattlebattle or contend against in or as if in a battle
English > battle: 4 senses > verb 1, competition
MeaningBattle or contend against in or as if in a battle.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
ModelSam and Sue battle; Sam cannot battle Sue
Example "they battled over the budget"
Synonymcombat
NarrowerdogfightEngage in an aerial battle with another fighter plane
wrestlecombat to overcome an opposing tendency or force
Broadercontend, fight, struggleBe engaged in a fight
Spanishbatallar, combatir, luchar
Catalanbatallar, combatre
Nounsbattlea hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war
battlean open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals)
battlersomeone who fights (or is fighting)

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