from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To prepare for battle; array.
- transitive v. To furnish with battlements for defense.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To arrange in order of battle; to array for battle; also, to prepare or arm for battle; to equip as for battle.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To arrange in order of battle; to array for battle; also, to prepare or arm for battle; to equip as for battle.
- intransitive v. To be arrayed for battle.
- transitive v. To furnish with battlements.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To prepare or array for battle; arrange in order of battle.
- To form in order of battle.
- To furnish with battlements; give the form of battlements to: used chiefly in the past participle.
- n. In heraldry, a merlon, or a single one of the series of solid projections of a battlement. See cut under battlement.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. prepare for battle or conflict
- v. fortify by furnishing with battlements for defense
Middle English embataillen, from Old French embataillier : en-, in; see en-1 + bataillier, to battle (from bataille, battle; see battle).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old French embataillier; pref. em- (Latin in) + French bataille, battle. (Wiktionary)