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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.]
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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]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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]
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Battalionthe 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.
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|Noun||1.||battalion - 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 number; "a battalion of ants"; "a multitude of TV antennas"; "a plurality of religions"|
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1. company, army, force, team, host, unit, division, troop, squad, corps, brigade, regiment, legion, contingent, squadron, military force, garrison, horde, multitude, detachment, throng He was ordered to return to his battalion.
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battalion[bəˈtælɪən] N → batallón m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
battalion[bəˈtæljən] n (MILITARY) → bataillon m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
n (Mil, fig) → Bataillon nt
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
battalion[bəˈtælɪən] n → battaglione m
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
a large body of foot soldiers forming part of a brigade. bataljon كَتيبَه، فَوْج баталион batalhão batalión das Batailon bataljon τάγμαbatallón pataljon گردان pataljoona bataillonגדוד सेना की रेजिमेंट का एक भाग bataljun zászlóalj batalyon herfylki battaglione 大隊 (군사) 대대 batalionas bataljons sekumpulan besar bataljonbataljon batalion ليوا، لښكرى قوه، نظامى واحد چه له څو ټولګيو څخه جوړشوى وى batalhão batalion батальон prápor bataljon bataljon bataljon กองพันทหาร tabur (軍隊編制，在旅之下)營 батальйон پلٹن tiểu đoàn （陆军的）一营
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