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bat·tal·ion

 (bə-tăl′yən)
n.
1.
a. An army unit typically consisting of a headquarters and two or more companies, batteries, or similar subunits.
b. A large body of organized troops.
2. A great number: battalions of ants.

[French bataillon, from Old French, from Italian battaglione, augmentative of battaglia, from Vulgar Latin *battalia; see battle.]

battalion

(bəˈtæljən)
n
1. (Military) a military unit comprising three or more companies or formations of similar size
2. (Military) (usually plural) any large array
[C16: from French bataillon, from Old Italian battaglione, from battaglia company of soldiers, battle]

bat•tal•ion

(bəˈtæl yən)

n.
1. a military unit of ground forces comprising a headquarters and two or more companies.
2. an army in battle array.
3. Often, battalions. a large number of persons or things; force: battalions of sightseers.
[1580–90; < Middle French bataillon < Italian battaglione, derivative of battagli(a) body of troops; see battle1]

Battalion

 the main body of an army; an infantry command of two or more companies forming part of a regiment; a large number.
Examples: battalion of men, 1705; of soldiers; of sorrows, 1603; of tunnyfish, 1603.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.battalion - an army unit usually consisting of a headquarters and three or more companiesbattalion - an army unit usually consisting of a headquarters and three or more companies
army unit - a military unit that is part of an army
regiment - army unit smaller than a division
company - small military unit; usually two or three platoons
United States Army Rangers - a specially trained elite unit of the United States Army
2.battalion - a large indefinite numberbattalion - a large indefinite number; "a battalion of ants"; "a multitude of TV antennas"; "a plurality of religions"
large indefinite amount, large indefinite quantity - an indefinite quantity that is above the average in size or magnitude

battalion

noun
2. crowd, army, host, pack, mass, mob, herd, swarm, horde, multitude, throng, troupe, rabble, bevy battalions of highly paid publicists
Translations
كَتيبَه، فَوْج
bataliónprapor
bataljon
zászlóalj
herfylki
batalionas
bataljons
prápor
bataljon

battalion

[bəˈtælɪən] Nbatallón m

battalion

[bəˈtæljən] n (MILITARY)bataillon m

battalion

n (Mil, fig) → Bataillon nt

battalion

[bəˈtælɪən] nbattaglione m

battalion

(bəˈtӕljən) noun
a large body of foot soldiers forming part of a brigade.
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