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Definition 1: a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war - [noun denoting act]

Samples where battle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Grant won a decisive victory in the battle of Chickamauga
  • he lost his romantic ideas about war when he got into a real engagement

Synonyms for battle in the sense of this definition

(battle is a kind of ...) a military engagement

"he saw action in Korea"

(... is a kind of battle ) any catastrophically destructive battle

"they called the first World War an Armageddon"

(... is a kind of battle ) a fierce battle fought in close combat between troops in predetermined positions at a chosen time and place

(... is a kind of battle ) a pitched battle between naval fleets

(... is a kind of battle ) an engagement fought between two military forces

(... is a kind of battle ) an aerial engagement between fighter planes

(... is a kind of battle ) close fighting during the culmination of a military attack

(... is an instance of battle) in 1649 the place was captured by Oliver Cromwell, who massacred the Catholic inhabitants

(... is an instance of battle) the prolonged bombardment of British cities by the German Luftwaffe during World War II and the aerial combat that accompanied it

(... is part of battle) the waging of armed conflict against an enemy

"thousands of people were killed in the war"

(battle belongs to category ...) the military forces of a nation

"their military is the largest in the region" "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"

Definition 2: an energetic attempt to achieve something - [noun denoting act]

Samples where battle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • getting through the crowd was a real struggle
  • he fought a battle for recognition

Synonyms for battle in the sense of this definition

(battle is a kind of ...) earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something

"made an effort to cover all the reading material" "wished him luck in his endeavor" "she gave it a good try"

(... is a kind of battle ) any struggle between two skillful opponents (individuals or groups)

(... is a kind of battle ) an unceremonious and disorganized struggle

(... is a kind of battle ) a combat between two mounted knights tilting against each other with blunted lances

Definition 3: an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals) - [noun denoting act]

Samples where battle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph
  • police tried to control the battle between the pro- and anti-abortion mobs

Synonyms for battle in the sense of this definition

(battle is a kind of ...) action taken by a group of people

(... is a kind of battle ) conflict between social or economic classes (especially between the capitalist and proletariat classes)

(... is a kind of battle ) a bitter quarrel between two parties

(... is a kind of battle ) the act of fighting; any contest or struggle

"a fight broke out at the hockey game" "there was fighting in the streets" "the unhappy couple got into a terrible scrap"

(... is a kind of battle ) a bitter struggle for territory or power or control or rights

"a turf war erupted between street gangs" "the president's resignation was the result of a turf war with the board of directors"

(... is a kind of battle ) any hard struggle between equally matched groups

(... is a kind of battle ) bitter conflict; heated often violent dissension

(... is a kind of battle ) actions taken by a government to defeat insurgency

(... is a kind of battle ) organized opposition to authority; a conflict in which one faction tries to wrest control from another

(... is a kind of battle ) an active struggle between competing entities

"a price war" "a war of wits" "diplomatic warfare"

Definition 4: battle or contend against in or as if in a battle - [verb of competition]

Samples where battle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The Kurds are combating Iraqi troops in Northern Iraq
  • We must combat the prejudices against other races
  • they battled over the budget

Synonyms for battle in the sense of this definition

(battle is a kind of ...) be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight

"the tribesmen fought each other" "Siblings are always fighting" "Militant groups are contending for control of the country"

(... is a kind of battle ) engage in an aerial battle with another fighter plane

(... is a kind of battle ) combat to overcome an opposing tendency or force

"He wrestled all his life with his feeling of inferiority"

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