Definition of Battalion

1. Noun. An army unit usually consisting of a headquarters and three or more companies.

Generic synonyms: Army Unit
Group relationships: Regiment
Member holonyms: Company
Specialized synonyms: United States Army Rangers

2. Noun. A large indefinite number. "A plurality of religions"

Definition of Battalion

1. n. A body of troops; esp. a body of troops or an army in battle array.

2. v. t. To form into battalions.

3. n. An infantry command of two or more companies, which is the tactical unit of the infantry, or the smallest command which is self- supporting upon the battlefield, and also the unit in which the strength of the infantry of an army is expressed.

Definition of Battalion

1. Noun. (military) An army unit having two or more companies, etc. and a headquarters. Traditionally forming part of a regiment. ¹

2. Noun. (US military) an army unit having two or more companies, etc. and a headquarters; forming part of a brigade. ¹

3. Noun. Any large body of troops. ¹

4. Noun. (context: by extension) A great number of things. ¹

5. Verb. To form into battalions. ¹

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Definition of Battalion

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Battalion

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battalion (current term)
batted away
batted for both sides
batted in
batted out

Literary usage of Battalion

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. pennsylvania archives by Pennsylvania State Library, Pennsylvania Dept. of Public Instruction, Pennsylvania Secretary of the Commonwealth (1880)
"7" and 8"i to form one battalion, and furnish one Company Light Infantry of 41. 3' and 4'h to form one battalion. 6* and 2' State's Regiments to form one ..."

2. The Invasion of the Crimea: Its Origin and an Account of Its Progress Down by Alexander William Kinglake (1875)
"Hesitation The battalion of the 7th Le"ger began to advance French up the ... An English staff officer rode galloping down to the battalion and stopped when ..."

3. The History of British India by James Mill, Horace Hayman Wilson (1858)
"950 Native infantry — (2nd battalion 1st, 2nd battalion 6th, 2nd battalion 3rd, 1st battalion 19th, and six companies of the 2nd battalion 19th) . ..."

4. The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, and Literature for by Edmund Burke, Benjamin Franklin Collection (Library of Congress), John Davis Batchelder Collection (Library of Congress) (1801)
"Names of Officers wounded, Grenadier battalion ofline—Lieutenant E»unn, of the 1ft battalion of the 4th regiment of foot ; lieutenant Hamilton, ..."

5. The Lancet (1898)
"1st Volunteer battalion the Lincolnshire Regiment : Surgeon-Captain FJ Walker, MD, to be Surgeon- Major. 3rd (Cambridgeshire) Volunteer battalion the ..."

6. Report of the International Commission to Inquire Into the Causes and (1914)
"(b) Fourteenth regiment: The commander of the second battalion heard from wounded soldiers, ... Marian Dimts, soldier of the first company, third battalion, ..."

7. Biographical Sketches of Loyalists of the American Revolution: With an by Lorenzo Sabine (1864)
"JOHN, a Lieutenant in the Second battalion of New Jersey Volunteers, settled in New Brunswick in 1783, and was a grantee of the city of St. John. JEN. ..."

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