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Definition of battle:

  1. A division of an army; a battalion.
  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. Fertile. See Battel, a.
  5. The main body, as distinct from the van and rear; battalia.
  6. To assail in battle; to fight.
  7. To join in battle; to contend in fight; as, to battle over theories.


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