(noun, adjective, verb)


1. (Britain dialectal, chiefly Scotland, Northern England, agriculture) Improving; nutritious; fattening.

- battle grass, battle pasture

2. (Britain dialectal, chiefly Scotland, Northern England) Fertile; fruitful.

- battle soil, battle land


1. a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war

- Grant won a decisive victory in the battle of Chickamauga

Similar word(s): conflict, engagement, fight

Definition categories: act, action

2. an energetic attempt to achieve something

- he fought a battle for recognition

Similar word(s): struggle

Definition categories: act, attempt, effort, endeavor, endeavour, try

3. an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals)

- police tried to control the battle between the pro- and anti-abortion mobs

Similar word(s): conflict, struggle

Definition categories: act

Sentences with battle as a noun:

- the battle of life


1. battle or contend against in or as if in a battle

- they battled over the budget

Similar word(s): combat

Definition categories: competition, contend, fight, struggle