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Meaning & Definition of Battle in English

English

Battle

/bætəl/

noun

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • battle
  • ,
  • conflict
  • ,
  • fight
  • ,
  • engagement

2. An energetic attempt to achieve something

  • "Getting through the crowd was a real struggle"
  • "He fought a battle for recognition"
    synonym:
  • struggle
  • ,
  • battle

3. 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"
    synonym:
  • conflict
  • ,
  • struggle
  • ,
  • battle

verb

1. Battle or contend against in or as if in a battle

  • "The kurds are combating iraqi troops in northern iraq"
  • "We must combat the prejudices against other races"
  • "They battled over the budget"
    synonym:
  • battle
  • ,
  • combat

Examples of using

It seems that the battle between Microsoft and Apple will never end.
It seems that the battle between Microsoft and Apple will never end.
The ship wasn't ready for battle.