Embattling
Embattle Em*bat"tle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Embattled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Embattling}.] [OF. embataillier; pref. em- (L. in) + F. bataille battle. See {Battle}, and cf. {Battlement}.] To arrange in order of battle; to array for battle; also, to prepare or arm for battle; to equip as for battle. [1913 Webster]

One in bright arms embattled full strong. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

Here once the embattled farmers stood And fired the shot heard round the world. --Emerson. [1913 Webster]


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  • embattling — em·bat·tle || ɪm bætl v. arrange in order of battle, to array for battle; to equip as for battle; supply with battlements …   English contemporary dictionary

  • embattling — …   Useful english dictionary

  • embattle — embattle1 /em bat l/, v.t., embattled, embattling. 1. to arrange in order of battle; prepare for battle; arm. 2. to fortify (a town, camp, etc.). [1350 1400; ME embatailen < MF embataillier. See EM 1, BATTLE1] embattle2 /em bat l/, v.t …   Universalium

  • embattle — I. /ɛmˈbætl/ (say em batl) verb (t) (embattled, embattling) Obsolete 1. to arrange in order of battle; prepare for battle; arm. 2. to fortify (a town, etc.). {Middle English embataile(n), from Old French embataillier, from em em 1 + bataille… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Embattle — Em*bat tle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Embattled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Embattling}.] [OF. embataillier; pref. em (L. in) + F. bataille battle. See {Battle}, and cf. {Battlement}.] To arrange in order of battle; to array for battle; also, to prepare or arm …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Embattled — Embattle Em*bat tle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Embattled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Embattling}.] [OF. embataillier; pref. em (L. in) + F. bataille battle. See {Battle}, and cf. {Battlement}.] To arrange in order of battle; to array for battle; also, to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • embattle — transitive verb (embattled; embattling) Etymology: Middle English embatailen, from Anglo French embatailler, from en + batailler to battle Date: 14th century 1. to arrange in order of battle ; prepare for battle 2. fortify …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • embattle — [em bat′ l] vt. embattled, embattling [ME embataillen: see EN 1 & BATTLEMENT] 1. to prepare, array, or set in line for battle 2. to fortify 3. to provide with battlements embattlement n …   English World dictionary

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