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Meaning of "battle" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD BATTLE

From Old French bataile, from Late Latin battālia exercises performed by soldiers, from battuere to beat.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF BATTLE

battle  [ˈbætəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BATTLE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Battle is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb battle in English.

WHAT DOES BATTLE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

battle

Battle

Generally, a battle is a conceptual component in the hierarchy of combat in warfare between two or more armed forces, or combatants. A war sometimes consists of many battles. Battles generally are well defined in duration, area, and force commitment. Wars and military campaigns are guided by strategy, whereas battles take place on a level of planning and execution known as operational mobility. German strategist Carl von Clausewitz stated that "the employment of battles... to achieve the object of war" was the essence of strategy. The Battle of Waterloo by William Sadler II...

Definition of battle in the English dictionary

The first definition of battle in the dictionary is a fight between large armed forces; military or naval engagement; combat. Other definition of battle is conflict; contention; struggle. Battle is also when intr, often foll by against, for, or with to fight in or as if in military combat; contend.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO BATTLE

PRESENT

Present
I battle
you battle
he/she/it battles
we battle
you battle
they battle
Present continuous
I am battling
you are battling
he/she/it is battling
we are battling
you are battling
they are battling
Present perfect
I have battled
you have battled
he/she/it has battled
we have battled
you have battled
they have battled
Present perfect continuous
I have been battling
you have been battling
he/she/it has been battling
we have been battling
you have been battling
they have been battling
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I battled
you battled
he/she/it battled
we battled
you battled
they battled
Past continuous
I was battling
you were battling
he/she/it was battling
we were battling
you were battling
they were battling
Past perfect
I had battled
you had battled
he/she/it had battled
we had battled
you had battled
they had battled
Past perfect continuous
I had been battling
you had been battling
he/she/it had been battling
we had been battling
you had been battling
they had been battling
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will battle
you will battle
he/she/it will battle
we will battle
you will battle
they will battle
Future continuous
I will be battling
you will be battling
he/she/it will be battling
we will be battling
you will be battling
they will be battling
Future perfect
I will have battled
you will have battled
he/she/it will have battled
we will have battled
you will have battled
they will have battled
Future perfect continuous
I will have been battling
you will have been battling
he/she/it will have been battling
we will have been battling
you will have been battling
they will have been battling
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would battle
you would battle
he/she/it would battle
we would battle
you would battle
they would battle
Conditional continuous
I would be battling
you would be battling
he/she/it would be battling
we would be battling
you would be battling
they would be battling
Conditional perfect
I would have battle
you would have battle
he/she/it would have battle
we would have battle
you would have battle
they would have battle
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been battling
you would have been battling
he/she/it would have been battling
we would have been battling
you would have been battling
they would have been battling
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you battle
we let´s battle
you battle
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to battle
Past participle
battled
Present Participle
battling
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH BATTLE


atlatl
ˈætəˌlætəl
battel
ˈbætəl
brattle
ˈbrætəl
cattle
ˈkætəl
chattel
ˈtʃætəl
embattle
ɪmˈbætəl
prattle
ˈprætəl
prebattle
priːˈbætəl
prittle-prattle
ˈprɪtəlˌprætəl
Quetzalcoatl
ˌkɛtsəlkəʊˈætəl
rattle
ˈrætəl
scrattle
ˈskrætəl
Seattle
sɪˈætəl
sprattle
ˈsprætəl
tattle
ˈtætəl
that´ll
ˈðætəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BATTLE

batting
battle array
battle cruiser
battle cry
battle dress
battle fatigue
battle group
battle hardened
battle line
Battle of Britain
Battle of Clontarf
Battle of Omdurman
Battle of the Atlantic
Battle of the Bulge
battle of wills
battle of wits
battle order
battle plane
battle royal
battle zone

WORDS THAT END LIKE BATTLE

air battle
beef cattle
black wattle
death rattle
do battle
domestic cattle
give battle
golden wattle
gun battle
Highland cattle
join battle
line of battle
little
longhorn cattle
losing battle
pitched battle
sea battle
tittle-tattle
trial by battle
wager of battle
wattle

Synonyms and antonyms of battle in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «BATTLE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «battle» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of battle

Translation of «battle» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BATTLE

Find out the translation of battle to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of battle from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «battle» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

战役
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

batalla
570 millions of speakers

English

battle
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

लड़ाई
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مَعْرَكَة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

битва
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

batalha
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

যুদ্ধ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

bataille
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

pertempuran
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Schlacht
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

戦闘
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

전투
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Perang
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

cuộc chiến
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

போர்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

लढाई
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

savaş
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

battaglia
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

bitwa
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

бійка
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

bătălie
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μάχη
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

stryd
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

slag
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

kamp
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of battle

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BATTLE»

The term «battle» is very widely used and occupies the 2.893 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BATTLE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «battle» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «battle» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about battle

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10 QUOTES WITH «BATTLE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word battle.
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Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf
Blair... is accusing us of executing British soldiers. We want to tell him that we have not executed anybody. They are either killed in battle, most of them get killed because they are cowards anyway, the rest they just get captured.
2
Shawn Amos
My father's very public life as Famous Amos was the opposite of that of his ex-wife, my mother Shirley, who was fighting a very private, solitary battle with mental illness.
3
Owen Arthur
Let us go forward in this battle fortified by conviction that those who labour in the service of a great and good cause will never fail.
4
Arthur C. Brooks
The battle is on, and nothing less than the soul of America is at stake.
5
Tammy Bruce
How one stands up to any sort of allegation in the heat of political battle reveals the strength and nature of your character. It's one of the reasons we have campaigns.
6
Dean Cain
When they write about real stuff like my custody battle, that's no fun. Some things have leaked out about accusations that have gone back and forth and that's just mean. It's a tactic.
7
Gina Carano
It's a constant battle for everybody, but you need to be happy with yourself.
8
Allan Carr
We had our first meeting yesterday, and we just laughed all the way through, so if we can bottle that, then I'll be happy. We just get on, and that's half the battle.
9
Joshua Chamberlain
Every pioneer and musician who could carry a musket went into the ranks. Even the sick and foot-sore, who could not keep up in the march, came up as soon as they could find their regiments, and took their places in line of battle, while it was battle, indeed.
10
Rich Cohen
When facing terrorism, especially in the wake of awful events, there is a tendency to despair, to see in the battle a problem without a solution.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BATTLE»

Discover the use of battle in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to battle and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era
This authoritative volume makes sense of that vast and confusing "second American Revolution" we call the Civil War, a war that transformed a nation and expanded our heritage of liberty.
James M. McPherson, 1988
2
Every Man's Battle: Every Man's Guide to Winning the War on ...
Shattering the perception that men are unable to control their thought lives and roving eyes, Every Man's Battle shares the stories of dozens who have escaped the trap of sexual immorality and presents a practical, detailed plan for any man ...
Stephen Arterburn, Fred Stoeker, 2004
3
Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother
I guarantee that if you read the book, there'll undoubtedly be places where you'll cringe in recognition, and others where you'll tear up in empathy.” –San Francisco Chronicle “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother hit the parenting hot ...
Amy Chua, 2011
4
The Confederate Battle Flag: America's Most Embattled Emblem
Beautiful Minds explains how and why apes and dolphins are so distantly related yet so cognitively alike and what this teaches us about another large-brained mammal: Homo sapiens.
John M. Coski, 2009
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Every Young Man's Battle: Stategies for Victory in the Real ...
As a result, you’ll experience hope–real hope–for living a strong, pure life God’s way From the Trade Paperback edition.
Stephen Arterburn, Fred Stoeker, 2004
6
Enemy at the Gates: The Battle for Stalingrad
This unique account is their story, and the stories of the nearly two million men and women who lost their lives.
William Craig, 1973
7
Paintball and Airsoft Battle Tactics
The ultimate resource for paintball and Airsoft combat, this book covers every aspect of MilSim strategy and tactics--basic individual and leadership skills, team drills, and intermediate patrolling operations.
Christopher E. Larsen, 2008
8
The Icemark Chronicles #3: Last Battle of the Icemark
Allied with Cronus, the embodiment of all evil, Medea has raised an army of the undead to invade her family's kingdom.
Stuart Hill, 2011
9
The Warriors: Reflections on Men in Battle
J. Glenn Gray entered the army in May 1941, having been drafted on the same day he achieved his doctorate in philosophy from Columbia University.
Jesse Glenn Gray, 1958
10
Under Fire: The NRA and the Battle for Gun Control
Now in this expanded edition, Osha Gray Davidson shows how the NRA's extremism has cost the organization both political power and popular support.
Osha Gray Davidson, 1998

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BATTLE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term battle is used in the context of the following news items.
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Japan and America agree to put giant fighting robots into battle
The battle would pitch the 12,000 lbs (850-stone) MegaBots Mark II against Suidobashi's Kuratas, which weighs 9,000 lbs. Now, Suidobashi ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
2
Fire missiles from Battle Creek? Stabenow, Upton tour site
BATTLE CREEK – Two members of Congress visited an empty field and empty hanger in Battle Creek and saw great things. Michigan ... «Detroit Free Press, Jul 15»
3
The Next Big Airbnb Battle Just Started
As an anti–home sharing measure heads to the San Francisco ballot, a new, Airbnb-backed counter-group has already sprung up to fight it. «BuzzFeed News, Jul 15»
4
Watch a Daughter Totally Crush Her Dad in an Epic Beatbox Battle
Nicole Paris and her father have something amazing in common. Both are incredibly talented beatboxers, able to spin complicated rhythms ... «TIME, Jul 15»
5
No end in sight to ISIS battle says Barack Obama as he refuses …
President Barack Obama reiterated today that the global battle to defeat ISIS, almost in its second year, will not be over any time soon and that ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
6
Canada troops battle hundreds of wildfires
Canadian authorities are sending troops to help shore up firefighters' efforts to battle numerous wildfires in the country, after the blazes ... «9news.com.au, Jul 15»
7
Putting Confederate Flag in a Museum Is a Fight, Too
Still another, the now-controversial Southern Cross battle flag, was once owned by Tad Lincoln, a son of President Abraham Lincoln. It hangs in ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
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Watch Alison Brie Perform Salt-N-Pepa's "Shoop" on Lip Sync Battle
Lip Sync Battle returns this week after a month-long hiatus, and judging from Brie's killer performance of Salt-N-Pepa's "Shoop," the musical ... «E! Online, Jul 15»
9
Ashes 2015: Australia and England to do battle again at Sophia …
Sophia Gardens may not bring back the happiest of memories for Australia when the Welsh venue hosts the first Test of the 2015 Ashes series, ... «ABC Online, Jul 15»
10
Zabadani battle rages on
The battle underway in the Syrian city of Zabadani is not an ordinary one. Its repercussions upon Lebanon — as well as Syria, of course — are ... «Al-Monitor, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Battle [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/battle>. Jan 2020 ».
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