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1. battle

noun. ['ˈbætəl'] a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war.

Synonyms

  • combat
  • dogfight
  • pitched battle
  • engagement
  • war
  • action
  • assault
  • Armageddon
  • conflict
  • armed combat
  • fight
  • military action
  • naval battle

Antonyms

  • descending
  • falling
  • past
  • present

Etymology

  • batel (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bataille (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Words that Rhyme with Battle

  • seattle
  • prattle
  • brattle
  • that'll
  • tattle
  • rattle
  • chattel
  • cattle

How do you pronounce battle?

Pronounce battle as ˈbætəl.

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Example sentences of the word battle


1. Noun, singular or mass
Well, you’re on the internet right now and that truly is half the battle.

Quotes containing the word battle


1. The battle of life is, in most cases, fought uphill; and to win it without a struggle were perhaps to win it without honor. If there were no difficulties there would be no success; if there were nothing to struggle for, there would be nothing to be achieved.
- Samuel Smiles

2. It is best to be born in April or August when the life-giving Sun is in its exaltation sign Aries or Leo, its home, for then we enter the sea of life on the crest-wave and are backed in the battle of existence by an abundant fund of vim and energy.
- Max Heindel

3. Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up.
- James A. Baldwin

2. battle-axe

noun. a broadax used as a weapon.

Synonyms

  • battle-ax
  • broadax
  • broadaxe
  • Lochaber ax
  • halberd
  • poleaxe

Antonyms

  • uxoricide
  • hubby
  • house husband
  • family man

3. battle-axe

noun. a sharp-tongued domineering wife.

Synonyms

  • married woman
  • battle-ax

Antonyms

  • househusband
  • married person
  • benedict

4. battle-ax

noun. a broadax used as a weapon.

Synonyms

  • broadax
  • broadaxe
  • Lochaber ax
  • halberd
  • battle-axe
  • poleaxe

Antonyms

  • uxoricide
  • hubby
  • house husband
  • family man

5. battle-ax

noun. a sharp-tongued domineering wife.

Synonyms

  • battle-axe
  • married woman

Antonyms

  • househusband
  • married person
  • benedict

6. battle-scarred

adjective. scarred by battle.

Antonyms

  • unimpaired

7. battle

noun. ['ˈbætəl'] an energetic attempt to achieve something.

Synonyms

  • try
  • joust
  • effort
  • duel
  • scuffle
  • tilt
  • scramble
  • attempt
  • endeavour
  • endeavor

Antonyms

  • defend
  • nonoperational
  • cold war
  • peace

Etymology

  • batel (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bataille (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

8. battle

verb. ['ˈbætəl'] battle or contend against in or as if in a battle.

Synonyms

  • combat
  • dogfight
  • wrestle
  • fight
  • contend

Antonyms

  • nonparticipation
  • nonattendance
  • disassembly
  • cooperation

Etymology

  • batel (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bataille (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

9. battle

noun. ['ˈbætəl'] an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals).

Synonyms

  • class warfare
  • scrap
  • fighting
  • war
  • turf war
  • class struggle
  • rising
  • uprising
  • insurrection
  • warfare
  • combat
  • group action
  • rebellion
  • pacification
  • counterinsurgency
  • conflict
  • revolt
  • strife
  • class war
  • tug-of-war
  • fight
  • feud

Antonyms

  • segregation
  • non-involvement
  • engagement
  • non-engagement

Etymology

  • batel (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bataille (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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