American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An area where a battle is fought.
- n. A sphere of contention.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The scene of a battle.
- n. The field where a land battle is or was fought.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. a region where a battle is fought.
- n. a region where a battle is being (or has been) fought
- battle + field (Wiktionary)
“Isolating the battlefield is a cardinal rule of warfare.”
“But for the residents of Mrs. Payne's boarding house, the battlefield is the supper table, and the enemy is the resident of the room next door.”
“There will always be some difficult border cases, but generally temporal and spatial proximity to the battlefield is a good basis for deciding the bin into which the person initially lands.”
“The Americans have established a fund to pay for what they describe as battlefield damage to those whose homes were destroyed during the operations.”
“But on the opposite end of the battlefield is an opponent familiar to and even respected by evangelicals: Christian cable stations.”
“They're trying to spread what I call the battlefield around so that they have more than enough electoral votes come Tuesday night when the polls close across the country.”
“But I'm just saying, the battlefield is a big, big place ... bordered on several sides by suburbs and train tracks.”
“It is this anti-tank plane that is devastating and it's involved in what they call battlefield preparations.”
“We ought to be able to interrogate them to gain battlefield knowledge without worrying about a court case.”
“The use of drones by the military on the conventional battlefield is not really very controversial, not at bottom — it is just another standoff firing platform.”
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