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  Definition of battle
  1. an energetic attempt to achieve something; "getting through the crowd was a real struggle"; "he fought a battle for recognition"
  2. 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"
  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"
  4. 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"
Similar Words: struggle, conflict, fight, engagement, combat

 

Hyponyms: duel, scramble, scuffle, joust, tilt, Armageddon, pitched battle, naval battle, combat, armed combat, dogfight, assault, Battle of Britain, Drogheda, class struggle, class war, class warfare, rebellion, insurrection, revolt, rising, uprising, pacification, counterinsurgency, strife, tug-of-war, turf war, fight, fighting, scrap, feud, war, warfare, wrestle

 

Part Meronyms: war, warfare

 

Derivational Morphology: fight, struggle, engage, wage, combat, fighting, scrap, armed combat, combatant, battler, belligerent, fighter, scrapper, conflict, engagement

 

Anagrams: ballet, tablet, ablate

 

Language Translations:
Albanian: betejë   Bosnian: bitka  
Catalan: batalla   Chinese: 爭鬥  
Croatian: bitka   Danish: slag  
Dutch: slag   Esperanto: batalo  
Finnish: taistelu   French: bataille  
German: Schlacht   Greek: μάχη  
Hebrew: קרב   Hungarian: csata  
Italian: battaglia   Japanese: 戦い  
Korean: 전투   Latin: dimicatio  
Lithuanian: mūšis   Polish: bitwa  
Portuguese: batalha   Romanian: bătălie  
Russian: битва   Slovak: bitka  
Spanish: batalla   Swedish: slag  
Turkish: cenk  
 
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