Battle vs Conquest - What's the difference?

battle | conquest |

As proper nouns the difference between battle and conquest

is that battle is from places in england that have been sites of a battle while conquest is the personification of conquest, (also known as pestilence), often depicted riding a white horse.



Etymology 1

From Early Modern English .

Alternative forms



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


  • 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


    (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


  • 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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    (en noun)
  • Victory gained through combat; the subjugation of an enemy.
  • (figuratively, by extenstion) An act or instance of an obstacle.
  • * Prescott
  • Three years sufficed for the conquest of the country.
  • *
  • That which is conquered; possession gained by force, physical or moral.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Wherefore rejoice? What conquest brings he home?
  • (feudal law) The acquiring of property by other means than by inheritance; acquisition.
  • (Blackstone)
  • (colloquial, figurative) A person with whom one has had sex.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • (archaic) To conquer.
  • (marketing) .