embattle

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v embattle prepare for battle or conflict
    • v embattle fortify by furnishing with battlements for defense "an embattled castle"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Embattle To arrange in order of battle; to array for battle; also, to prepare or arm for battle; to equip as for battle. "One in bright arms embattled full strong.""Here once the embattled farmers stood
      And fired the shot heard round the world."
    • v. i Embattle To be arrayed for battle.
    • v. t Embattle To furnish with battlements. "Embattled house."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • embattle To prepare or array for battle; arrange in order of battle.
    • embattle To form in order of battle.
    • embattle To furnish with battlements; give the form of battlements to: used chiefly in the past participle.
    • n embattle In heraldry, a merlon, or a single one of the series of solid projections of a battlement. See cut under battlement.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Embattle em-bat′l to furnish with battlements
    • v.t Embattle em-bat′l to range in order of battle: to arm—p.adj. Embatt′led, arranged for battle.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. embataillier,; pref. em-,L. in,) + F. bataille, battle. See Battle, and cf. Battlement
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. embataillieren, in, bataille, battle.

Usage

In literature:

Whilst all things serve the soul that serve Him, all are embattled against the man that is against, or not for, God and His will.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture" by Alexander Maclaren
The printer's boy had faced the embattled oligarchy, and had won.
"The Tribune of Nova Scotia" by W. L. (William Lawson) Grant
These banks were capped by a slight embattled wall.
"Mediæval Wales" by A. G. Little
As one line of embattled hosts melted away, another rushed forward in its place to meet the same fate.
"Three Years in the Federal Cavalry" by Willard Glazier
The most important of its remaining buildings is an embattled tower of refuge from the Scottish invader.
"England, Picturesque and Descriptive" by Joel Cook
Doubtless many embattled farmers had to confront their ailments without the accustomed English-made remedies.
"Old English Patent Medicines in America" by George B. Griffenhagen
By Heav'n, this panting bosom hop'd to meet His boasted phalanx on the embattled plain.
"The Grecian Daughter" by Arthur Murphy
He sets out to win imperishable glory amidst the embattled ranks of his country's foes.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 98, March 22, 1890" by Various
Of the embattled machines, of the Central Control Station, there was not a sign.
"Astounding Stories, July, 1931" by Various
It was savage, lawless, the sculptured stance of embattled champions.
"Master of the Moondog" by Stanley Mullen
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In poetry:

The Junes were free and full, driving through tiny
Roads, the mudguards brushing the cowparsley,
Through fields of mustard and under boldly embattled
Mays and chestnuts
"June Thunder" by Louis MacNeice
So, if for us it be thy will to fight,
Thou canst supply us with sufficient might,
Our foes to conquer on th' embattled plain;
Though we be but a small and feeble train.
"The Soldier's Prayer" by Rees Prichard
Death said: "My fellow tourists, I am going
To seek for harvests in the embattled plain;
Where drums are beating, and loud trumpets blowing,
There you'll be sure to meet with me again."
"Love, Death, And Reputation" by Charles Lamb
When Night's dull wing with shadowy sweep
In darkness veils the world of sleep,
Or when the moon's affrighted eye
Peeps through the wild embattl'd sky,
Silv'ring the rough cloud's edge;
"The Outcast" by Laura Sophia Temple
So when the Hopes of Fame, and hostile Spoils
To glorious Hazard push th' embattled Files.
Resolv'd they move, and all the Danger court,
Scale the high Wall, and raze the batter'd Fort:
War to the truly brave is only Sport.
"Oppian's Halieuticks Part I: Of The Nature of Fishes: In Two Books: Book Two" by William Diaper
The trachyte wall, beseamed and battle scarred;
The porphyritic tower and citadel;
The granite ramparts and embattlements
Of nature's fort, impregnable and wild,
Stand as a symbol of eternal strength,
And hurl a challenge to the elements!
"Grandeur." by Alfred Castner King

In news:

The embattled Japanese companies, however, are scrambling to respond to two simple questions.
Conditions at Colorado Springs, CO. With his wife by his side, embattled GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain announced the suspension of his campaign.
Campus leaders support embattled Iowa president.
WASHINGTON — Susan Rice has withdrawn her name from consideration to be the next secretary of state after the embattled UN ambassador ran into a standoff with Republicans over an attack on Americans in Libya.
WASHINGTON — Susan Rice has withdrawn her name from consideration to be the next secretary of state after the embattled UN ambassador ran into a standoff with Republicans over an attack on … More.
Embattled Harlem Congressman Charles Rangel will implore his fellow House members to downgrade his ethics punishment from censure to reprimand, according to published reports.
In the past few years, however, the embattled chancellor 's point hasn't always been well received.
In the past few years, however, the embattled chancellor 's point hasn't always been well-received.
The past few years haven't been easy for embattled Cal State Chancellor Charles Reed, and now he's retiring after 15 years on the job.
Embattled Hermosa Beach Treasurer David Cohn said he will not step down in the wake of allegations he assaulted a 26-year-old unlicensed masseuse he met on Craigslist.
Controversy surrounding embattled Hermosa Beach Treasurer David Cohn continued to swirl this week, as an effort to suspend him was temporarily blocked by the City Council.
Embattled DesJarlais open for opposition.
Fresno State's embattled student body president leads a cry for new immigration laws from hundreds on campus.
Alternate Energy Holdings Inc fired back today in the wake of yesterday's announcement that the Securities and Exchange Commission was filing new charges against the embattled company and its CEO Don Gillispie.
Judi Dench's M pulls aside our embattled hero, played once again with suave ennui by.
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In science:

We call this structure the ”Kremlin wall” for its resemblance to the embattlements on top of the walls of the Moscow Kremlin.
Charging Spectrum of a Small Wigner Crystal Island
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