Crossword clues for battle
- Big fight
- It might be pitched
- General concern
- Armed engagement
- Military encounter
- War movie scene
- Hostile encounter
- Gettysburg event
- Bull Run, for one
- 1863 Chancellorsville event
- Waterloo, e.g
- War component
- Sort of engagement
- Lyric soprano Kathleen
- Jutland, for one
- It's a struggle
- Governor of Virginia
- Governor in Richmond
- Gettysburg, for one
- Forcibly oppose
- Event in military history
- Compete against
- Campaign part
- Bull Run or Hastings
- Armed fighting
- "Iron Chef America" contest
- _____ ford, Saskatchewan
- Fast warship
- Violent confrontation
- Arrangement of troops
- Fierce fight
- Kind of plan
- Make war
- General effort?
- Source of some scars
- Fight it out
- More than a scrap
- Military engagement
- Fight to the finish
- With 35-Down, Korea in the 1950s or Iraq in the 2000s
- An open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals)
- A hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war
- An energetic attempt to achieve something
- Waterloo event
- Event at Hastings: 1066
- Kind of ax or ship
- Waterloo, e.g.
- Vampire going to part of roof, one escaping conflict
- Sustained fight
- Sustained conflict
- Struggle tenaciously
- Nerve to drop ball for a contest
- Lengthy fight
- Bundle must keep dry, as must powder in this?
- Armed conflict
- General assembly?
- General activity
- Put up a fight
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Battle \Bat"tle\, a. Fertile. See Battel, a. [Obs.]
Battle \Bat"tle\, n. [OE. bataille, bataile, F. bataille battle, OF., battle, battalion, fr. L. battalia, battualia, the fighting and fencing exercises of soldiers and gladiators, fr. batuere to strike, beat. Cf. Battalia, 1st Battel, and see Batter, v. t. ]
A general action, fight, or encounter, in which all the divisions of an army are or may be engaged; an engagement; a combat.
A struggle; a contest; as, the battle of life.
The whole intellectual battle that had at its center the best poem of the best poet of that day.
A division of an army; a battalion. [Obs.]
The king divided his army into three battles.
The cavalry, by way of distinction, was called the battle, and on it alone depended the fate of every action.
The main body, as distinct from the van and rear; battalia. [Obs.] --Hayward. Note: Battle is used adjectively or as the first part of a self-explaining compound; as, battle brand, a ``brand'' or sword used in battle; battle cry; battlefield; battle ground; battle array; battle song. Battle piece, a painting, or a musical composition, representing a battle. Battle royal.
A fight between several gamecocks, where the one that stands longest is the victor.
A contest with fists or cudgels in which more than two are engaged; a m[^e]l['e]e.
Drawn battle, one in which neither party gains the victory.
To give battle, to attack an enemy.
To join battle, to meet the attack; to engage in battle.
Pitched battle, one in which the armies are previously drawn up in form, with a regular disposition of the forces.
Wager of battle. See under Wager, n.
Syn: Conflict; encounter; contest; action.
Usage: Battle, Combat, Fight, Engagement. These words agree in denoting a close encounter between contending parties. Fight is a word of less dignity than the others. Except in poetry, it is more naturally applied to the encounter of a few individuals, and more commonly an accidental one; as, a street fight. A combat is a close encounter, whether between few or many, and is usually premeditated. A battle is commonly more general and prolonged. An engagement supposes large numbers on each side, engaged or intermingled in the conflict.
Battle \Bat"tle\ (b[a^]t"t'l), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Battled (-tl'd); p. pr. & vb. n. Battling.] [F. batailler, fr. bataille. See Battle, n.] To join in battle; to contend in fight; as, to battle over theories.
To meet in arms, and battle in the plain.
Battle \Bat"tle\, v. t. To assail in battle; to fight.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
c.1300, from Old French bataille "battle, single combat," also "inner turmoil, harsh circumstances; army, body of soldiers," from Late Latin battualia "exercise of soldiers and gladiators in fighting and fencing," from Latin battuere "to beat, to strike" (see batter (v.)). Phrase battle royal "fight involving several combatants" is from 1670s.
early 14c., "to fight," from French batailler (12c.), from bataille (see battle (n.)). Related: Battled; battling.
1 (context UK dialectal chiefly Scotland Northern England agriculture English) improving; nutritious; fattening. 2 (context UK dialectal chiefly Scotland Northern England English) fertile; fruitful. alt. 1 (context UK dialectal chiefly Scotland Northern England agriculture English) improving; nutritious; fattening. 2 (context UK dialectal chiefly Scotland Northern England English) fertile; fruitful. v
1 (context transitive UK dialectal chiefly Scotland Northern England English) To nourish; feed. 2 (context transitive UK dialectal chiefly Scotland Northern England English) To render fertile or fruitful, as in soil. Etymology 2
alt. 1 A general action, fight, or encounter, in which all the divisions of an army are or may be engaged; an engagement; a combat. 2 A struggle; a contest. 3 (label en now rare) A division of an army; a battalion. 4 (label en obsolete) The main body, as distinct from the vanguard and rear; battali
n. 1 A general action, fight, or encounter, in which all the divisions of an army are or may be engaged; an engagement; a combat. 2 A struggle; a contest. 3 (label en now rare) A division of an army; a battalion. 4 (label en obsolete) The main body, as distinct from the vanguard and rear; battalia. v
1 (context intransitive English) To join in battle; to contend in fight; as, to battle over theories. 2 (context transitive English) To assail in battle; to fight or struggle.
n. 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" [syn: conflict, fight, engagement]
an energetic attempt to achieve something; "getting through the crowd was a real struggle"; "he fought a battle for recognition" [syn: struggle]
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" [syn: conflict, struggle]
v. 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" [syn: combat]
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.
Generally, a battle is a combat in warfare between two or more parties.
Battle or battles may also refer to:
Battle were a UK indie rock band. They came to some prominence with a sound consisting largely of post-punk, spacious guitar hooks and dance-orientated beats, and have been compared to The Cure, and New Order/ Joy Division. Later recordings have grown increasingly organic and atmospheric and reveal a kinship with The Smiths, Remain in Light era Talking Heads and Arcade Fire. The name Battle can be seen as an incitement for the individual to fight for their passions. Many of the band's lyrics revolve around this central theme. However, the band were actually named after the small Sussex town of Battle, where they formed. The band broke up around October 2007.
A battle or battaile was a medieval military formation, analogous and ancestral to the modern term battalion. In late medieval warfare, field armies were often drawn up into three main battles, also called guards: the vanguard, the middle guard, and the rearguard, often abbreviated to simply the van, middle, and rear. These terms imply, correctly, that the van preceded the middle, which in turn preceded the rear, into battle if the battles were arranged sequentially as a column. If arranged abreast, the van was on the right and the rear the left.
Category:Military units and formations of the Middle Ages
Battle ( hangul: 배틀) was a South Korean boy band that debuted on December 17, 2006 with the release of their first single "Crash". They are most popular for winning the reality show, Let's Coke Play! Battle Shinhwa!. The group includes Ryu, Tae-hwa, Lio, Chris, and Hwi-chan. Shin Ki-Hyun, who was chosen by Shinhwa's Eric, departed the group in 2008.
Battle or Battles are surnames that may refer to:
- Albrey Battle (born 1976), American football player
- Allen Battle (born 1968), American baseball player
- Arnaz Battle (born 1980), American football player
- Ashley Battle (born 1982), American basketball player
- Cliff Battles (1910-1981), American football player
- Cormac Battle (born 1972), Irish musician and radio presenter
- Greg Battle (born 1964), Canadian football player
- Helen Battle (1903–1994), Canadian marine biologist
- Hinton Battle (born 1956), American actor, dancer, and dance instructor
- Howard Battle (born 1972), American baseball player
- Jackie Battle (born 1983), American football player
- Jim Battle (1901-1965), American baseball player
- John Battle (basketball) (born 1962), American basketball player
- John Battle (politician) (born 1951), British politician
- John S. Battle (1890-1972), American politician and Governor of Virginia
- Jose Miguel Battle, Sr. (1930-2007), American mobster
- Kathleen Battle (born 1948), American soprano
- Kemp P. Battle (1831-1919), American politician and historian
- Kenny Battle (born 1964), American basketball player
- Lee Battle (born 1987), British actor
- Lucius D. Battle (1918-2008), American diplomat
- Mike Battle (born 1946), American football player
- Pat Battle (born 1959), American television journalist
- Tara Cross-Battle (born 1968), American volleyball player
- Texas Battle (born 1980), American actor
- Vincent M. Battle (born 1940), American diplomat
- William C. Battle (1920-2008), American diplomat
Battle is an electoral ward of the Borough of Reading, in the English county of Berkshire. It is situated to the west of the town centre, south of the River Thames, and is bordered by Kentwood, Mapledurham, Thames, Caversham, Abbey, Minster, Southcote and Norcot wards.
As with all wards, apart from smaller Mapledurham, it elects three councillors to Reading Borough Council. Elections since 2004 are held by thirds, with elections in three years out of four.
In the 2011, 2012 and 2014 a Labour Party candidate won each election.
These Councillors are currently, in order of election: Matt Rodda, Gul Khan and Sarah Hacker.
Usage examples of "battle".
By a quick and unexpected march, Montrose hastened to Innerlochy, and presented himself in order of battle before the surprised but not affrightened Covenanters.
Psychopath ROUs are bound for the Excession but the rest are down for defensive duties elsewhere to cope with likely threats from Affront battle units.
Anglo-Canadian armies in the brutal, slugging battles for Caen and Falaise the spectacular advances made elsewhere by the Allied forces could never have come about.
The last of these battles was then a recent event, it having actually been fought within the recollection of our heroine, whose notions of it, however, were so confused that she scarcely appreciated the effect her allusion might produce on her companion.
When at the battle of Dresden in 1813 Moreau, seated beside the Emperor Alexander, had both limbs shattered by a French cannon-ball, he did not utter a groan, but asked for a cigar and smoked leisurely while a surgeon amputated one of his members.
Once trapped in the node, the bacterium is handled by antibodies or, if that fails, by white cells mobilized for battle.
It had been a much harder battle than anticipated, and the fighting was not yet over.
Unless otherwise stated, the contents of the appendix are all based upon the nineteen major raids of the Battle of Berlin and the diversionary raid to Berlin by twenty.
The order of battle of the German and Italian divisions on September 8 is set out in Appendix f, Book One.
He had charge of all the USW assets in the area, ranging from P-3s deployed from shore stations in support of the battle group, to the S-3 submarine-hunter killers that flew off our own flight deck, to the host of other national assets, including our own submarines.
Forty per cent of her men were new and freshly fitted into her department and division organizations, assigned to watches, battle stations, bunks, sections and duties.
General Blair was, by temporary assignment of General Sherman, in command of a corps through the battles in front of Chattanooga, and in the march to the relief of Knoxville, which occurred in the latter days of November and early days of December last, and of course was not present at the assembling of Congress.
Jahdo got the first pair unhooded easily enough, but their biggest hob, Ambo, was always a battle, a frantic wiggle of pushing paws.
The appellor declined dereignment by battle, and so it was decided that the accused should be tried by the Middle Law, with eighteen compurgators.
Given the ten-percent attrition rate, the battle groups could make only seven or eight jumps before they were no longer assured of success.