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bat•tle



Pronunciation: (bat'l), [key]
n., v., -tled, -tling.


n.
1. a hostile encounter or engagement between opposing military forces: the battle of Waterloo.
2. participation in such hostile encounters or engagements: wounds received in battle.
3. a fight between two persons or animals: ordering a trial by battle to settle the dispute.
4. any conflict or struggle: a battle for control of the Senate.
5. Archaic.a battalion.
6. give or do battle, to enter into conflict; fight: He was ready to do battle for his beliefs.

v.i.
1. to engage in battle: ready to battle with the enemy.
2. to work very hard or struggle; strive: to battle for freedom.

v.t.
1. to fight (a person, army, cause, etc.): We battled strong winds and heavy rains in our small boat.
2. to force or accomplish by fighting, struggling, etc.: He battled his way to the top of his profession.

bat•tle



Pronunciation: (bat'l), [key]
v.t., -tled, -tling. Archaic.
to furnish (a building or wall) with battlements; crenelate.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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