embattled


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em·bat·tled

 (ĕm-băt′ld)
adj.
1. Prepared or fortified for battle or engaged in battle: embattled troops; an embattled city.
2. Beset with attackers, criticism, or controversy: an embattled legislative minority.

embattled

(ɪmˈbætəld)
adj
1. prepared for or engaged in conflict, controversy, or battle
2. (Heraldry) heraldry having an indented edge resembling battlements

em•bat•tled

(ɛmˈbæt ld)

adj.
1. disposed or prepared for battle.
2. engaged in or beset by conflict or struggle.
[1350–1400]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.embattled - prepared for battle; "an embattled city"
prepared - made ready or fit or suitable beforehand; "a prepared statement"; "be prepared for emergencies"
2.embattled - having or resembling repeated square indentations like those in a battlementembattled - having or resembling repeated square indentations like those in a battlement; "a crenelated molding"
fancy - not plain; decorative or ornamented; "fancy handwriting"; "fancy clothes"
Translations

embattled

[ɪmˈbætld] ADJ [army] → en orden de batalla; [city] → sitiado

embattled

[ɪmˈbætəld] adj
(= beleaguered) [person, group, organization] → en difficulté
(involved in fighting) [area] → assiégé(e)

embattled

adj
(= besieged)belagert; (= fought over)umkämpft; (= fighting)kämpfend
(fig) person, governmentbedrängt

embattled

[ɪmˈbætld] adj
a. (castle) → assediato/a
b. (person, government) → in difficoltà
References in classic literature ?
a sight more savage than the embattled teeth of sharks
It begins at the water's edge, with a fringe of hotels, and scrambles up and spreads itself over two or three sharp hills in a crowded, disorderly, but picturesque way, offering to the eye a heaped-up confusion of red roofs, quaint gables, dormer windows, toothpick steeples, with here and there a bit of ancient embattled wall bending itself over the ridges, worm-fashion, and here and there an old square tower of heavy masonry.
On the scutcheon we'll have a bend OR in the dexter base, a saltire MURREY in the fess, with a dog, couchant, for common charge, and under his foot a chain embattled, for slavery, with a chevron VERT in a chief engrailed, and three invected lines on a field AZURE, with the nombril points rampant on a dancette indented; crest, a runaway nigger, SABLE, with his bundle over his shoulder on a bar sinister; and a couple of gules for supporters, which is you and me; motto, MAGGIORE FRETTA, MINORE OTTO.
The two boys were sworn friends all the week, and embattled enemies on Saturdays.
The single window opened upon an embattled space surmounting the turret, which gave Rebecca, at first sight, some hopes of escaping; but she soon found it had no communication with any other part of the battlements, being an isolated bartisan, or balcony, secured, as usual, by a parapet, with embrasures, at which a few archers might be stationed for defending the turret, and flanking with their shot the wall of the castle on that side.
As he lay in the Massachusetts General Hospital, he wrote a cry for help to the embattled little company that was making its desperate fight to protect his patents.
A great chocolate-coloured pall lowered over heaven, but the wind was continually charging and routing these embattled vapours; so that as the cab crawled from street to street, Mr.
for I have heard How, when the Ch`is and Weis embattled rose Along the frontier, when the Chings and Hans Gathered their multitudes, a myriad leagues Of utter weariness they trod.
We shall not try to give the reader an idea of that tetrahedral nose, that horseshoe mouth; that little left eye obstructed with a red, bushy, bristling eyebrow, while the right eye disappeared entirely beneath an enormous wart; of those teeth in disarray, broken here and there, like the embattled parapet of a fortress; of that callous lip, upon which one of these teeth encroached, like the tusk of an elephant; of that forked chin; and above all, of the expression spread over the whole; of that mixture of malice, amazement, and sadness.
It follows them from an earlier date and could not easily be changed, and it may serve to recall to an elder generation than this the time when their author was breaking so many lances in the great, forgotten war between Realism and Romanticism that the floor of the "Editor's Study" in Harper's Magazine was strewn with the embattled splinters.
This time the outlaw threw his fierce horde completely around the embattled pile, before he advanced with a score of sturdy ruffians to reconnoiter.
And she flew past old castles of by-gone days of chivalry, where the red walls and the embattled gables were mirrored in the canal, where the swans were swimming, and peered up into the old cool avenues.