Part of speech: verb

To fight; struggle; strive.

Part of speech: noun

A combat between hostile armies or fleets; a fight; conflict; contest.

Part of speech: noun

Arms, or an armed force.

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Usage examples "battle":

  1. It might have been thought that the battle had been, not between them, but between them and the sisters who had saved them one from another. - "This Freedom", A. S. M. Hutchinson.
  2. She really wanted to look the field over and see where her line of battle was weak. - "The Tides of Barnegat", F. Hopkinson Smith.
  3. I have been in battle. - "Children of the Market Place", Edgar Lee Masters.