Dictionary Results for battle


1. battle - noun

· 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(s): conflict, fight, engagement

Hypernym(s): military_action, action




2. battle - noun

· an energetic attempt to achieve something; "getting through the crowd was a real struggle"; "he fought a battle for recognition"

Synonym(s): struggle

Hypernym(s): attempt, effort, endeavor, endeavour, try




3. battle - noun

· 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(s): conflict, struggle

Hypernym(s): group_action




4. battle - verb

· 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(s): combat

Hypernym(s): contend, fight, struggle





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