(also battleground /-ˌground/)
- 1The piece of ground on which a battle is or was fought: death on the battlefield [as modifier]: battlefield conditionsMore example sentences
battleground, field of battle, field of operations, combat zone, theater of war, arena of war, front
- Why did men keep on fighting when conditions on the battlefield were so awful?
- The debt of gratitude owed to veterans of the Second World War is to be partially repaid through a £10m scheme allowing them to visit the foreign battlegrounds where they fought.
- Paramedics should not have to enter a battleground every time they fight to save someone's life.
- 1.1A place or situation of strife or conflict: an ideological battlefieldMore example sentences
- Such was the importance of the sector that it regularly became an ideological battleground that boiled over into conflict.
- Women in most (including Western) cultures are required to embody the ethnicity of a culture and our bodies become the battlegrounds for conflicts between men of different cultural groups.
- The house-building sector is the perfect battleground for these two emotions.