battalia
noun Etymology: Italian battaglia Date: 1569 1. archaic order of battle 2. obsolete a large body of men in battle array

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  • Battalia — Bat*tal ia (b[a^]t*t[=a]l y[.a]; 106), n. [LL. battalia battle, a body of troops. See {Battle}, n.] 1. Order of battle; disposition or arrangement of troops (brigades, regiments, battalions, etc.), or of a naval force, for action. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • battalia — /beuh tayl yeuh, tahl /, n. Obs. 1. order of battle. 2. an armed or arrayed body of troops. [1585 95; < It battaglia body of troops, BATTLE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • battalia — bat·ta·lia …   English syllables

  • battalia — bəˈtālyə, täl noun ( s) Etymology: Italian battaglia company of soldiers, battle more at battalion 1. obsolete : a large body of men in battle array 2. archaic …   Useful english dictionary

  • battalia pie — /bə talˈyə pī/ noun 1. Articles such as pincushions, embroidered by nuns in convents with scenes from the Bible 2. A pie containing sweetbreads, etc ORIGIN: Fr béatilles, dimin from L beātus blessed, and perh L pius pious …   Useful english dictionary

  • Battle — Bat tle, n. [OE. bataille, bataile, F. bataille battle, OF., battle, battalion, fr. L. battalia, battualia, the fighting and fencing exercises of soldiers and gladiators, fr. batuere to strike, beat. Cf. {Battalia}, 1st {Battel}, and see {Batter} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Battle piece — Battle Bat tle, n. [OE. bataille, bataile, F. bataille battle, OF., battle, battalion, fr. L. battalia, battualia, the fighting and fencing exercises of soldiers and gladiators, fr. batuere to strike, beat. Cf. {Battalia}, 1st {Battel}, and see… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Battle royal — Battle Bat tle, n. [OE. bataille, bataile, F. bataille battle, OF., battle, battalion, fr. L. battalia, battualia, the fighting and fencing exercises of soldiers and gladiators, fr. batuere to strike, beat. Cf. {Battalia}, 1st {Battel}, and see… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Drawn battle — Battle Bat tle, n. [OE. bataille, bataile, F. bataille battle, OF., battle, battalion, fr. L. battalia, battualia, the fighting and fencing exercises of soldiers and gladiators, fr. batuere to strike, beat. Cf. {Battalia}, 1st {Battel}, and see… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pitched battle — Battle Bat tle, n. [OE. bataille, bataile, F. bataille battle, OF., battle, battalion, fr. L. battalia, battualia, the fighting and fencing exercises of soldiers and gladiators, fr. batuere to strike, beat. Cf. {Battalia}, 1st {Battel}, and see… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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