Definition of battlefield in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbadlˌfēld/
(also battleground /-ˌɡround/)


1The piece of ground on which a battle is or was fought: death on the battlefield [as modifier]: battlefield conditions
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  • 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.
battleground, field of battle, field of operations, combat zone, theater of war, arena of war, front
1.1A place or situation of strife or conflict: an ideological battlefield
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  • 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.

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Syllabification: bat·tle·field

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