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embattled


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  One  in  bright  arms  embattled  full  strong.  --Spenser. 
 
  Here  once  the  embattled  farmers  stood  And  fired  the 
  shot  heard  round  the  world.  --Emerson. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Embattled  \Em*bat"tled\,  a. 
  1.  Having  indentations  like  a  battlement.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  2.  (Her.)  Having  the  edge  broken  like  battlements;  --  said  of 
  a  bearing  such  as  a  fess,  bend,  or  the  like 
 
  3.  Having  been  the  place  of  battle;  as  an  embattled  plain  or 
  field.  --J.  Baillie. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  embattled 
  adj  1:  beset  with  attackers  or  controversy  or  conflict;  "embattled 
  troops";  "an  embattled  governor" 
  2:  prepared  for  battle;  "an  embattled  city" 
  3:  having  repeated  square  indentations  like  those  in  a 
  battlement;  "a  crenelated  molding"  [syn:  {crenelated},  {crenelate}, 
  {crenellated},  {crenellate},  {indented}] 




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