Definition of Battering

1. Noun. The act of subjecting to strong attack.

Exact synonyms: Banging
Generic synonyms: Combat, Fight, Fighting, Scrap

Definition of Battering

1. Verb. (present participle of batter) ¹

2. Noun. An instance of battering. ¹

3. Noun. The activity of battering. ¹

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Definition of Battering

1. batter [v] - See also: batter

Lexicographical Neighbors of Battering

batter's boxes
batter bread
batter up
battered child syndrome
battered spouse syndrome
battered women
batterie de cuisine
battering (current term)
battering ram
battering rams
battering train
battering trains
batters' boxes
battery-backed save

Literary usage of Battering

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

1. Military and Religious Life in the Middle Ages and the Period of the Renaissance by P. L. Jacob (1874)
"On Easter day," says the anonymous author of the chronicle of the " Albigeois," " the bosson (the southern name of the battering-ram) was placed in position ..."

2. Batterer Intervention: Program Approaches & Criminal Justice Strategies by Christine Smith, Kerry Healey, Chris O'Sullivan (1999)
"Forty percent had previously required medical care for abuse.32 The Impact of battering on Victims and Society The prevalence, impact, and expense of ..."

3. La démocratie libérale by Thomas Hodgkin, Etienne Vacherot (1896)
"On the highest platform of the towers were ladders, which could be used if necessary to scale the battlements. battering- In ..."

4. A Documentary History of American Industrial Society by American Bureau of Industrial Research, Carnegie Institution of Washington, Eugene Allen Gilmore, John Rogers Commons, Helen Laura Sumner (1910)
"(3) The Whig battering Ram. Working Man's Advocate, Sept. 14, 1844. It appears by the following extract, which we make from a "campaign" paper, ..."

5. Life and Death of Mr. Badman and The Holy War by John Bunyan (1905)
"And with that the battering Ram gave the Gate another shake: this made the old Gentleman tremble the more, yet durst he not but open the Gate: then the ..."

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