battalion definition

  • noun:
    • An army device usually consisting of a headquarters as well as 2 or even more organizations, electric batteries, or comparable subunits.
    • a big human anatomy of planned soldiers.
    • a large number: battalions of ants.
    • An army device having several companies, etc. and a headquarters. Traditionally developing section of a regiment.
    • an army product having a couple of organizations, etc. and a headquarters; developing part of a brigade.
    • Any big human anatomy of troops.
    • a lot of things.
    • A body of troops; esp. a body of soldiers or an army in fight variety.
    • An infantry command of several companies, which is the tactical product of this infantry, or even the littlest command that is self-supporting upon the battleground, as well as the unit in which the energy of infantry of an army is expressed.
    • An army in struggle range.
    • as a whole, any distinct portion of an army or minor body of troops acting together: as, Jesus is on the side associated with the biggest battalions (a saying caused by Turenne); a battalion of infantry, cavalry, grenadiers, voltigeurs, etc.
    • theoretically, a body of infantry consists of several organizations forming part of a regiment, or sometimes constituting a whole regiment.
    • a big long number
    • an army product usually consisting of a headquarters and three or maybe more organizations
  • verb:
    • to create into battalions.
  • verb-transitive:
    • To form into battalions.

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