Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An area where a battle is fought.
  • noun A sphere of contention.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The scene of a battle.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun a region where a battle is fought.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The field where a land battle is or was fought.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a region where a battle is being (or has been) fought

Etymologies

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battle +‎ field

Examples

  • Isolating the battlefield is a cardinal rule of warfare.

    The Pakistan Paradox

  • 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.

    Balkinization

  • 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.

    Balkinization

  • 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.

    Balkinization

  • 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.

    Balkinization

  • 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.

    A Different Stripe:

  • 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.

    Balkinization

  • 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.

    Balkinization

  • 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.

    The Ken Burns Effect: World War II Classics for Veterans Day

  • 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.

    Balkinization

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