Battle vs Conflagration - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between battle and conflagration

is that battle is a general action, fight, or encounter, in which all the divisions of an army are or may be engaged; an engagement; a combat while conflagration is a large fire extending to many objects, or over a large space; a general burning.

As an adjective battle

is improving; nutritious; fattening.

As a verb battle

is to nourish; feed or battle can be to join in battle; to contend in fight; as, to battle over theories.

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battle

English

Etymology 1

From Early Modern English .

Alternative forms

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Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Improving; nutritious; fattening.
  • battle''' grass'', '''''battle pasture
  • Fertile; fruitful.
  • battle''' soil'', '''''battle land
    Derived terms
    *

    Verb

    (battl)
  • To nourish; feed.
  • To render fertile or fruitful, as in soil.
  • Derived terms
    * (l) *

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) (m), from (etyl) (m), from ). Displaced native (etyl) .

    Alternative forms

    * batail

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A general action, fight, or encounter, in which all the divisions of an army are or may be engaged; an engagement; a combat.
  • A struggle; a contest.
  • :
  • *(rfdate) (Henry Morley) (1822-1894):
  • *:The whole intellectual battle that had at its centre the best poem of the best poet of that day.
  • *
  • *:In truth, Tottenham never really looked like taking all three points and this defeat means they face a battle to reach the knockout stages—with their next home game against PAOK Salonika on 30 November likely to prove decisive.
  • *2012', Clive James 'near the end' in cancer ' battle , ITV News, 21 June 2012:
  • *:Australian broadcaster Clive James has admitted that he is losing his long-fought battle with leukaemia.
  • A division of an army; a battalion.
  • *:
  • *:THenne kyng Arthur made redy his hoost in x batails' and Nero was redy in the felde afore the castel Tarabil with a grete hoost / & he had x ' batails with many mo peple than Arthur had
  • *(rfdate) (Francis Bacon) (1561-1626):
  • *:The king divided his army into three battles .
  • *(rfdate) (1721-1793):
  • *:The cavalry, by way of distinction, was called the battle , and on it alone depended the fate of every action.
  • *2000 , (George RR Martin), A Storm of Swords , Bantam 2011, page 634:
  • *:‘I will have more than twelve thousand men. I mean to divide them into three battles and start up the causeway a half-day apart.’
  • (label) The main body, as distinct from the vanguard and rear; battalia.
  • :(Hayward)
  • Synonyms
    * conflict * encounter * contest * action
    Derived terms
    * battlearray * battlefield * battleground / battle ground * battle of the sexes * battle piece * battle royal * battle song * do battle * drawn battle * fight a losing battle * give battle * join battle * pitched battle * wager of battle

    Verb

    (battl)
  • To join in battle; to contend in fight; as, to battle over theories.
  • She has been battling against cancer for years .
  • To assail in battle; to fight or struggle.
  • She has been battling cancer for years .

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    conflagration

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A large fire extending to many objects, or over a large space; a general burning.
  • It took sixty firefighters to put out the conflagration .
  • (figuratively) A large-scale conflict.
  • * 1919 , :
  • This was well brought out in the skillfully conducted campaigns by the various governments in appealing to the masses with their characteristic suggestible subconsciousness, stirring to the very depths the reflex consciousness of gregarious man by all sorts of direct and indirect suggestions of fear of attacks and patriotic reactions of self-defence against such attacks until the evil genie of self-preservation and fear became loose, resulting in a sweeping conflagration of a war of nations with all the horror of diseases, mutilation, and extermination of millions of human lives, over seventeen and a half millions, according to latest accounts, having perished in this world-massacre of the human race.

    Synonyms

    * firestorm, inferno

    See also

    * conflagrant * connixation * fire * wildfire English words suffixed with -ation