Battle synonyms

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A curtain of artillery fire laid down to keep enemy forces from moving, or to cover or prepare the way for one's own forces, esp. in attack
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The power or inclination to fight; pugnacity:
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A conflict between armed forces
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A hostile encounter; a battle.
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A minor battle in war, as one between small forces or between large forces avoiding direct conflict.
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The definition of an encounter is a meeting, often an unexpected one.
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Any race, game, debate, etc. in which individuals or teams compete with one another to determine the winner
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A combination of garments that do not look good together, especially because of conflicting colours.
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One mission by a single military plane
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A fight involving three or more individuals, teams, or factions; fought until one person, team, or faction is left standing.
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An armed encounter
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Contention or strife:
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The action of placing and detonating bombs.
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A large quantity of people or things resembling an attack.
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An implement typically consisting of bristles fastened into a handle, used in scrubbing, polishing, grooming, or applying a liquid.
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(Military) A hostile engagement involving sustained, full-scale fighting between opposing forces in close combat.
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A fight or battle; an occasion on which people fight
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The series of events and episodes that form the plot of a story or play:
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A conflict or quarrel:
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Something that is difficult to do or achieve:
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Plural form of hostility
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Campaign is defined as a series of organized actions which are done for one purpose.
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The progress of a battle, sense 1
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(Medicine) The initial phase of a disease or condition, in which symptoms first become apparent.
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The definition of a conflict is a fight or disagreement.
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The act of suddenly disturbing any one; an assault or attack.
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(Mil.) A sudden attack upon a fortified place
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The progress of a battle, sense 1
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(Countable) (especially in Ireland and Scotland) An enclosed storage space (e.g. closet, cupboard).
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Any of the military expeditions undertaken by European Christians in the 11th, 12th, and 13th centuries to recover control of the Holy Land from the Muslims.
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One of the opposing parts in such a tool.
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Disorder or chaos:
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Bloody and extensive slaughter, esp. in battle; bloodshed
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Destruction, damage, or harm:
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The progress of a battle, sense 1
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The definition of a blitz is a sudden and coordinated effort, or a sudden and invasive military attack.
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A fast, sudden military offensive, usually combining ground forces with air support.
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A bugle call or drumbeat signaling the lowering of the flag at sunset, as on a military base.
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The progress of a battle, sense 1
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Any movement or procedure intended as a skillful or shrewd step toward some objective; stratagem; artifice; scheme
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The definition of contention is a struggle, dispute or something that someone argues about.
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A quarrel
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Deadly or harmful to both sides of a group involved in a conflict, as a civil war; mutually destructive or harmful
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A condition of opposition or conflict between two or more people or things:
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An ancient military formation of infantry in close, deep ranks with shields overlapping and spears extended
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Prowess is defined as courage or skill.
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(Historical) During the Middle Ages, a series of battles and other contests designed to prepare knights for war.
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To attack with a cannon firing stone balls.
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The simultaneous demand by two or more organisms for limited environmental resources, such as nutrients, living space, or light.
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To strive in competition; vie
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To utter loudly; to call out; to declare publicly.
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To engage in or as if in formal combat.
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To bear the expense of; to defray.
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Joust is defined as to be in combat or sport against another knight on horseback with a long thin sharp weapon.
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Meet is defined as to come face to face with, be there when someone or something arrives, or to be introduced.
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To carry on, as a contest; to wage.
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Agreement or harmony of things in general.
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(Countable) An understanding between entities to follow a specific course of conduct.
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The definition of an armistice is an agreement for a temporary stop to a war.
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(Grammar) Agreement between words in person, number, gender, or case.
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Inner contentment; serenity:
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A period of time in which no fighting takes place due to an agreement between the opposed parties
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(Idiomatic) To initiate or resume a cordial relationship after a period of animosity.
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An interbreeding, usually geographically isolated population of organisms differing from other populations of the same species in the frequency of hereditary traits. A race that has been given formal taxonomic recognition is known as a subspecies.
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The definition of a rivalry is a competition or contest.
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(Idiomatic) a dispute between two parties, particularly an entrenched, back and forth dispute.
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To dispute, argue, contend, attack, etc.
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(Intransitive) To struggle or strive
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Eye dialect spelling of wrestle.
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A promontory and ancient town of western Greece. In 31 bc it was the site of Octavian's naval victory over Mark Antony and Cleopatra. As a result of the battle, Egypt came under Roman control and Octavian (later Augustus) was established as Rome's ruler.
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Former name of Edirne.
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A village of northern France west-northwest of Arras. On October 25, 1415, Henry V of England decisively defeated a much larger French army here. The victory showed the effectiveness of troops equipped with longbows over heavily armored knights.
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A creek of north-central Maryland emptying into the Potomac River. The bloody and inconclusive Civil War Battle of Antietam (or Sharpsburg, as it is often called in the South) was fought along its banks on September 17, 1862.
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A town of central Italy on the Tyrrhenian Sea south-southeast of Rome. In World War II Allied troops landed at Anzio on January 22, 1944.
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One of the départements of Champagne-Ardenne, France (INSEE code 08)
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A town of southeast Czech Republic. Nearby, on December 2, 1805, Napoleon decisively defeated the Russian and Austrian armies of Czar Alexander I and Emperor Francis II.
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A knitted covering for the head and neck, with an opening for the nose and eyes, worn for protection against wind and extreme cold
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A battle important in Scotland's struggle for independence
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A river in Ireland.
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(Historical) s village in the Apulia region of south east Italy, known as the site of a battle in 216 B.C. in which the Carthaginians under Hannibal defeated the Romans
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A former town of northeast Virginia west of Fredericksburg. It was the site of a major Civil War battle (May 1–5, 1863) in which the Confederates under Robert E. Lee defeated the Union forces commanded by Joseph Hooker. Stonewall Jackson was mortally wounded in the battle.
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A village of northern France northwest of Amiens. It was the site of the first decisive battle of the Hundred Years' War (August 26, 1346), in which Edward III of England defeated Philip VI of France.
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A city of northern France on the North Sea. In World War II more than 330,000 Allied troops were evacuated from its beaches in the face of enemy fire (May–June 1940).
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A hill of northern England near the Scottish border. It was the site of the Battle of Flodden Field (September 9, 1513) in which the English defeated the Scots under James IV, who was killed there.
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A city in the northern part of the state of Virginia in the United States
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A Palestinian city on the eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea, formerly in Egypt.
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A borough of southern Pennsylvania east-southeast of Chambersburg. It was the site of a major Union victory in the Civil War (July 1–3, 1863), which checked Robert E. Lee's invasion of the North. The battle and Abraham Lincoln's famous Gettysburg Address (delivered at the dedication of a cemetery here on November 19, 1863) are commemorated by a national park. President Dwight D. Eisenhower's farm, a national historic site, is also in Gettysburg.
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A place name
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A city of west-central France east-southeast of Nantes. Settled by a Gallic people, it was an early Christian center with important monasteries. Nearby, Edward the Black Prince defeated and captured John II of France on September 19, 1356.
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A country of southeast Asia comprising Singapore Island and adjacent smaller islands. A trading center as early as the 14th century, Singapore was later part of Johor, a region of the southern Malay Peninsula, under the Malacca Sultanate. The island of Singapore was ceded to the British East India Company in 1819, and the city was founded the same year by Sir Thomas Raffles. The British took complete control in 1824 and added Singapore to the newly formed Straits Settlements in 1826. During World War II it was held by the Japanese (1942–1945) before being retaken by the British. Singapore became a crown colony in 1946, a self-governing state in 1959, part of the Federation of Malaysia in 1963, and a fully independent republic in 1965. The city of Singapore is the capital.
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A slaughter; destruction of life, notably on a large scale.
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A volcanic island in the Pacific, part of the Solomon Islands
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Synonym Study

  • Combat , the most general of these terms, simply implies armed fighting, without further qualification
  • Action stresses engagement in active fighting killed in action
  • Skirmish refers to a brief encounter between small detachments
  • Encounter usually suggests a chance meeting of hostile forces
  • A campaign is a series of military operations with a particular objective and may involve a number of battles
  • Engagement , a more formal term, stresses the actual meeting of opposing forces, with no restrictive connotation as to duration
  • Battle denotes a conflict between armed forces in a war and implies a large-scale, prolonged contest over a particular area
Find another word for battle. In this page you can discover 105 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for battle, like: barrage, fight, confrontation, engagement, skirmish, encounter, contest, clash, sortie, battle-royal and significant contact.