Definitions of battle:
  • noun:   a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war
    Example: "Grant won a decisive victory in the battle of Chickamauga"
  • noun:   an energetic attempt to achieve something
    Example: "He fought a battle for recognition"
  • noun:   an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals)
    Example: "Police tried to control the battle between the pro- and anti-abortion mobs"
  • verb:   battle or contend against in or as if in a battle
    Example: "They battled over the budget"
  • name:  A surname (common: 1 in 6666 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #801)

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