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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [bat-l-feeld]
    • /ˈbæt lˌfild/
    • /ˈbæt.l̩.ɡraund/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [bat-l-feeld]
    • /ˈbæt lˌfild/

Definitions of battleground word

  • countable noun battleground A battleground is the same as a battlefield. 3
  • countable noun battleground You can refer to an issue or field of activity over which people disagree or compete as a battleground. 3
  • noun battleground the field or ground on which a battle is fought. 1
  • noun battleground an area of contention, conflict, or hostile opposition: During that era the classroom became a battlefield of incompatible ideologies. 1
  • noun battleground A location where a battle may be fought, or has been fought. 1
  • noun battleground terrain where armed conflict takes place 1

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Origin of battleground

First appearance:

before 1805
One of the 41% newest English words
First recorded in 1805-15; battle1 + field

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Parts of speech for Battleground


battleground popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 74% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

battleground usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for battleground

noun battleground

  • sector — Geometry. a plane figure bounded by two radii and the included arc of a circle.
  • fieldCyrus West, 1819–92, U.S. financier: projector of the first Atlantic cable.
  • realm — a royal domain; kingdom: the realm of England.
  • scene — the place where some action or event occurs: He returned to the scene of the murder.
  • sphere — Geometry. a solid geometric figure generated by the revolution of a semicircle about its diameter; a round body whose surface is at all points equidistant from the center. Equation: x 2 + y 2 + z 2 = r 2 . the surface of such a figure; a spherical surface.

Antonyms for battleground

noun battleground

  • whole — comprising the full quantity, amount, extent, number, etc., without diminution or exception; entire, full, or total: He ate the whole pie. They ran the whole distance.

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