from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The line or sector in which armed forces engage in combat.
  • n. The area where opponents meet or clash: a struggle on social and economic battlefronts.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The region or line along which opposing armies engage in combat.
  • n. The area in which opponents or opposing ideas meet.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the line along which opposing armies face each other.

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

  • n. the line along which opposing armies face each other


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  • "My oath and pledge," he wrote Sheik Nasrallah in a letter reprinted in a Palestinian newspaper, "is that my place will be at the battlefront, which is soaked in the sweat of your giving, and the blood of the most beloved among men, and that I shall continue down the path, until complete victory."

    Descent From Entebbe

  • And by that standard it was a failure, giving the jihadist movement around the world a new battlefront and a new lease on life.

    The Longest War

  • For decades, these berserkers had defended this strategic pass against an immortal menace, protecting the villages in the valley below; she began to see that anything keeping these men here on the battlefront—and out of civilization—was a boon.

    Dreams of a Dark Warrior

  • Yet none within this battlefront encampment laughed; no jaunty music could be heard.

    Dreams of a Dark Warrior

  • What if I told you this conversation is not about a battlefront but a boardroom?

    Rev. Barbara Kaufmann: Speaking of Violence: Words In The Wake of Tucson's Tragedy

  • He asked Hearst to arrange to have him transferred to the Russian side of the battlefront.


  • The services will focus on training troops before they deploy, but some training may take place at the battlefront, officials said.

    Pentagon: Training on end of 'don't ask, don't tell' to start in February

  • It's up to you whether you spend your five turns consolidating weaker units into more intimidating ones, or pushing the battlefront forward.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • The battlefront in Exelon's campaign to manipulate EPA regulations and preserve billions in profits " The EPA's Utility Men ," Review & Outlook, Dec. 23 can be found in our small community in central Illinois.

    Exelon Energy vs. Taylorville, Ill.

  • Churches are uniquely positioned to help returning veterans adjust and find meaning in their lives away from the battlefront, according to David A. Thompson, a retired Navy chaplain and co-author of the 2009 book, Beyond the Yellow Ribbon: Ministering to Returning Combat

    Faith Communities Can Fill The Void For Returning Veterans


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