1. Proper noun.  (surname, habitational) from places in England that have been sites of a battle.
  2. Proper noun.   town in East Sussex.
  3. Adjective.  (context, UK) (context, agriculture) Improving; nutritious; fattening.
  4. Adjective.  (context, UK) Fertile; fruitful.
  5. Verb.  (transitive, UK) To nourish; feed.
  6. Verb.  (transitive, UK) To render fertile or fruitful, as in soil.
  7. Noun.  A general action, fight, or encounter, in which all the divisions of an army are or may be engaged; an engagement; a combat.
  8. Noun.  A struggle; a contest; as, ''the battle of life''.
  9. Noun.  (context, now) A division of an army; a battalion.
  10. Noun.  (obsolete) The main body, as distinct from the vanguard and rear; battalia.
  11. Verb.  (intransitive) : To join in battle; to contend in fight; as, to battle over theories.
  12. Verb.  (transitive) : To assail in battle; to fight.

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