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Noun: battle  ba-t(u)l
  1. (military) a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war
    "Grant won a decisive victory in the battle of Chickamauga";
    - conflict, fight, engagement
     
  2. An energetic attempt to achieve something
    "he fought a battle for recognition";
    - struggle
     
  3. An open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals)
    "police tried to control the battle between the pro- and anti-abortion mobs";
    - conflict, struggle
Verb: battle  ba-t(u)l
  1. Fight against; clash with
    "they battled over the budget";
    - combat

Derived forms: battled, battles, battling

Type of: action, attempt, contend, effort, endeavor [US], endeavour [Brit, Cdn], fight, group action, military action, struggle, try

Part of: war, warfare

Encyclopedia: Battle, Sussex