What does the word embattled mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Drawn up in battle array; having battlements.

  • Part of speech: verb transitive

  • Embattle.

Usage examples for embattled

  1. If she had thrown herself violently against the nearest tree- trunk, she could not have been stricken more breathless than she was by the compact, embattled solitude that encompassed her. – In the Carquinez Woods by Bret Harte
  2. Then as more and more grows from the hazy mass, one sees that this remarkable place has a crowded and much embattled loneliness. – Normandy, Complete The Scenery & Romance Of Its Ancient Towns by Gordon Home
  3. It is surmounted by four embattled turrets, and battlements run round the roof of the church. – Devon, Its Moorlands, Streams and Coasts by Rosalind Northcote