battle cry
noun Date: 1814 war cry

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • battle cry — n [C usually singular] 1.) a phrase used to encourage people, especially members of a political organization ▪ Socialism Now! was their battle cry. 2.) a loud shout used in war to encourage your side and frighten the enemy …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • battle cry — n. a cry or slogan used to encourage those in a battle, struggle, contest, etc …   English World dictionary

  • battle cry — battle ,cry noun count 1. ) a phrase or idea that a person or organization uses to encourage people to think or behave in a particular way, especially in politics 2. ) a loud shout given by soldiers to frighten the enemy or to encourage their own …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Battle cry — For other uses, see Battle cry (disambiguation) A battle cry is a yell or chant taken up in battle, usually by members of the same military unit. Battle cries are not necessarily articulate, although they often aim to invoke patriotic or… …   Wikipedia

  • battle cry — noun 1) the army s battle cry Syn: war cry, war whoop, rallying call/cry; rebel yell 2) the battle cry of the feminist movement Syn: slogan, motto, watchword, catchphrase, mantra …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • battle cry — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms battle cry : singular battle cry plural battle cries 1) a phrase or idea that a person or organization uses to encourage people to think or behave in a particular way, especially in politics 2) a loud shout… …   English dictionary

  • battle cry — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. slogan, motto, war cry; see motto . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun A rallying term used by proponents of a cause: call to arms, call to battle, cry, motto, rallying cry, war cry. See WORDS …   English dictionary for students

  • battle-cry — see battle cry …   English dictionary

  • battle cry — noun (countable usually singular) 1 a phrase used to encourage people, especially members of a political organization: Socialism Now! was their battle cry. 2 a loud shout used in war to encourage your side and frighten the enemy …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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