What does the word battle mean?

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by F. Hopkinson Smith
  3. I have been in battle. – Children of the Market Place by Edgar Lee Masters