Associations to the word «Battle»

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BATTLE, adjective. (UK dialectal) (chiefly Scotland) (Northern England) (agriculture) Improving; nutritious; fattening.
BATTLE, adjective. (UK dialectal) (chiefly Scotland) (Northern England) Fertile; fruitful.
BATTLE, verb. (transitive) (UK dialectal) (chiefly Scotland) (Northern England) To nourish; feed.
BATTLE, verb. (transitive) (UK dialectal) (chiefly Scotland) (Northern England) To render fertile or fruitful, as in soil.
BATTLE, noun. A general action, fight, or encounter, in which all the divisions of an army are or may be engaged; an engagement; a combat.
BATTLE, noun. A struggle; a contest.
BATTLE, noun. (now rare) A division of an army; a battalion.
BATTLE, noun. (obsolete) The main body, as distinct from the vanguard and rear; battalia.
BATTLE, verb. (intransitive) To join in battle; to contend in fight; as, to battle over theories.
BATTLE, verb. (transitive) To assail in battle; to fight or struggle.
BATTLE, proper noun. A habitational surname​ from places in England that have been sites of a battle.
BATTLE, proper noun. A town in East Sussex, supposed site of the Battle of Hastings.
BATTLE AXE, noun. An ancient military weapon, an axe designed for combat.
BATTLE AXE, noun. (heraldry) This weapon borne on arms as a mark of prowess.
BATTLE AXE, noun. (informal) (uncommon) Alternative spelling of battle-ax, a domineering, antagonistic woman.
BATTLE AXE, noun. (informal) An electric guitar.
BATTLE AXE, noun. (Australia) (usually spelt "battleaxe") An allotment of land at the rear of another property, with a long, narrow strip of land connecting it to the roadway.
BATTLE AXES, noun. Plural of battle axe
BATTLE BUDDIES, noun. Plural of battle buddy
BATTLE BUDDY, noun. (US) (military) Another servicemember assigned to mutually help another under the battle buddy system, and by extension any comrade.
BATTLE BUS, noun. (British) (informal) A bus that is used as a mobile office and publicity centre by a politician or party during the run-up to an election
BATTLE BUSES, noun. Plural of battle bus
BATTLE CRIES, noun. Plural of battle cry
BATTLE CRUISER, noun. (military) A fast, relatively lightly armoured cruiser designed to act as an advanced scout of the battle fleet; a development of the Dreadnought battleships
BATTLE CRUISERS, noun. Plural of battle cruiser
BATTLE CRY, noun. (military) An exclamation troops yell out when going to war or battle.
BATTLE CRY, noun. (idiomatic) By extension, a strong motto or purpose statement, especially in regards to winning a goal in sports, games or work.
BATTLE FATIGUE, noun. A psychiatric condition characterized by fatigue caused by battle.
BATTLE FATIGUES, noun. (military) military fatigues worn in battle, a form of battle dress
BATTLE FLEET, noun. An operational naval task force consisting of a variety of surface combatants designed to operate as an coordinated unit; subdivided into battle groups
BATTLE FLEETS, noun. Plural of battle fleet
BATTLE HONOURS, noun. (naval) The names of battles and actions in which a warship (or a previous namesake) has taken part, usually displayed on a board in a prominent position
BATTLE IT OUT, verb. (intransitive) To fight or compete against one or more opponents, in order to decide a winner.
BATTLE LINE, noun. (military) (army) The notional line on either side of which opposing forces are arrayed, and at which they meet in battle; a fortified line, short of the line where battle is expected, and behind which forces are arrayed; a forward line of infantry or other force, prepared for battle.
BATTLE LINE, noun. (military) (navy) A line of battle.
BATTLE LINE, noun. (figuratively) (usually plural) Any of those parts of a contest which, as a result of strategic decisions on both sides, are most closely fought and will likely determine the contest's course and outcome.
BATTLE OF ALBERTA, proper noun. (ice hockey) (Canada) the competition between the Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames NHL teams
BATTLE OF ALBERTA, proper noun. (Canadian football) the competition between the Edmonton Eskimos and Calgary Stampeders CFL teams
BATTLE OF BRITAIN, proper noun. A series of air engagements between the British Royal Air Force (RAF) and the German Luftwaffe during World War II for air superiority over the United Kingdom prior to any German invasion of the islands.
BATTLE OF ONTARIO, proper noun. (ice hockey) (Canada) the competition between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Ottawa Senators NHL teams
BATTLE OF QUEBEC, proper noun. (ice hockey) (Canada) competition between the Montreal Canadiens of Montreal and Quebec Nordiques of Quebec City in the NHL from 1979–80 to 1994–95.
BATTLE OF THE BULGE, noun. (humorous) An attempt to avert weight gain or obesity.
BATTLE OF THE SEXES, noun. (uncountable) (almost always preceded by the) The persistent state of rivalry, opposition, or tension between males and females.
BATTLE OF THE SEXES, noun. (countable) Any competition between males and females.
BATTLE OF THE SEXES, noun. (game theory) A situation in which two people want to do different things, but do them together.
BATTLE PIECE, noun. A painting, or a musical composition, representing a battle.
BATTLE PIECES, noun. Plural of battle piece
BATTLE RAPPER, noun. A person who participates in a freestyle battle attempting to insult his opponent by using witty improvised rapping
BATTLE RHYTHM, noun. A daily routine or order of business, especially as assumed by a military organization or during crisis.
BATTLE ROYAL, noun. A fight involving three or more individuals, teams, or factions; fought until one person, team, or faction is left standing.
BATTLE ROYAL, noun. A heated discussion or debate
BATTLE SHIP, noun. Obsolete spelling of battleship
BATTLE STATIONS, interjection. An alert aboard a ship, usually a naval warship, summoning the crew to man all weapons and all stations.
BATTLE TAXI, noun. (military) (slang) armored personnel carrier
BATTLE TAXIS, noun. Plural of battle taxi

Dictionary definition

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".
BATTLE, noun. An energetic attempt to achieve something; "getting through the crowd was a real struggle"; "he fought a battle for recognition".
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".
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".

Wise words

All our words from loose using have lost their edge.
Ernest Hemingway