AskDefine | Define battlefield

Dictionary Definition

battlefield n : a region where a battle is being (or has been) fought; "they made a tour of Civil War battlefields" [syn: battleground, field of battle, field of honor, field]

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English

Etymology

battle + field

Noun

  1. The field where a land battle is or was fought.
    1886 The night of the 16th of May found McPherson's command bivouacked from two to six miles west of the battlefield, along the line of the road to Vicksburg — Ulysses S. Grant, Personal memoirs of U.S. Grant, Chapter 35.

Translations

field of a land battle
  • Czech: bojiště
  • Finnish: taistelukenttä
  • French: champ de bataille
  • German: Schlachtfeld
  • Icelandic: vígvöllur
  • Serbian: bojište
  • Slovak: bojisko

Extensive Definition

A battlefield is the location of a battle. Battlefield may also refer to:
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battlefield in German: Battlefield
battlefield in French: Battlefield
battlefield in Dutch: Battlefield
battlefield in Japanese: バトルフィールド
battlefield in Portuguese: Battlefield

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

DMZ, aceldama, battle line, battle site, battleground, combat area, combat zone, enemy line, field, field of battle, field of blood, firing line, front line, killing ground, landing beach, line, line of battle, seat of war, shambles, the front, theater, theater of operations, theater of war, zone of communications
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