Definition of Embattle

1. Verb. Fortify by furnishing with battlements for defense. "An embattled castle"

Generic synonyms: Fort, Fortify



2. Verb. Prepare for battle or conflict.

Definition of Embattle

1. v. t. To arrange in order of battle; to array for battle; also, to prepare or arm for battle; to equip as for battle.

2. v. i. To be arrayed for battle.

3. v. t. To furnish with battlements.

Definition of Embattle

1. Verb. To arrange in order of battle; to array for battle; also, to prepare or arm for battle; to equip as for battle. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Embattle

1. to prepare for battle [v -TLED, -TLING, -TLES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Embattle

embastardize
embastardized
embastardizes
embastardizing
embaste
embathe
embathed
embathes
embathing
embattail
embattailed
embattailing
embattails
embattle (current term)
embattled
embattlement
embattlements
embattles
embattling
embay
embayed
embaying
embayld
embayment
embayments
embays
embeam
embeamed

Literary usage of Embattle

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1. The Beauties of England and Wales, Or, Delineations, Topographical by John BRITTON, Joseph Nightingale, James Norris Brewer, John Evans, John Hodgson, Francis Charles Laird, Frederic Shoberl, John Bigland, Thomas Rees, Thomas Hood, John Harris, Edward Wedlake Brayley (1803)
"... when, to strengthen his own cause, he gave the Barons permission to build fortresses, and embattle their mansions, at their own choice. ..."

2. A Critical Pronouncing Dictionary, and Expositor of the English Language: To by John Walker (1806)
"—no, move, nor, not;—tube, tub, To embattle, cm-bat'tl. va To range in order or array of battle. To EMBAY, em-ba'. va (98). To bath, to wet, ..."

3. An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1893)
"H- **• in) ; and E. battle, of hension of embattle ( i ). ELUCIDATE, to make clear. (Low Lat.) ' Elucidate, to make bright, to manifest ; * Blount's Gloss., ..."

4. A Military Dictionary and Gazetteer: Comprising Ancient and Modern Military by Thomas Wilhelm (1881)
"embattle. To arrange in order of battle ; to draw up in array, as troops for battle ; also, ... embattle. To furnish with battlements. " embattle>l" house. ..."

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