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Definition of Battle


  1. Fertile. See Battel, a.
  2. A general action, fight, or encounter, in which all the divisions of an army are or may be engaged; an engagement; a combat.
  3. A struggle; a contest; as, the battle of life.
  4. A division of an army; a battalion.
  5. The main body, as distinct from the van and rear; battalia.
  6. To join in battle; to contend in fight; as, to battle over theories.
  7. To assail in battle; to fight.

Battle Quotations

Sometimes by losing a battle you find a new way to win the war.
Donald Trump

Battle is the most magnificent competition in which a human being can indulge. It brings out all that is best; it removes all that is base. All men are afraid in battle. The coward is the one who lets his fear overcome his sense of duty. Duty is the essence of manhood.
George S. Patton

European nations began World War I with a glamorous vision of war, only to be psychologically shattered by the realities of the trenches. The experience changed the way people referred to the glamour of battle; they treated it no longer as a positive quality but as a dangerous illusion.
Virginia Postrel

I firmly believe that any man's finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle - victorious.
Vince Lombardi

Success doesn't necessarily come from breakthrough innovation but from flawless execution. A great strategy alone won't win a game or a battle; the win comes from basic blocking and tackling.
Naveen Jain
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Battle Translations

battle in Afrikaans is geveg
battle in Danish is kamp, slag
battle in Dutch is treffen, slag, strijd, gevecht, kamp
battle in French is bataille, combat
battle in Italian is combattimento, battaglia
battle in Latin is proelium, pugna
battle in Portuguese is batalha
battle in Spanish is pelea, batella, batalla
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