Battalion Definition

bə-tălyən
battalions
noun
battalions
A large group of soldiers arrayed for battle.
Webster's New World
Any large group joined together in some activity.
Webster's New World
A tactical unit made up of three or more companies, batteries, or analogous units: it is normally commanded by a lieutenant colonel and is the basic building unit of a division.
Webster's New World
A great number.
Battalions of ants.
American Heritage
Synonyms:
verb
To form into battalions.
Wiktionary
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Other Word Forms of Battalion

Noun

Singular:
battalion
Plural:
battalions

Origin of Battalion

  • French bataillon from Old French from Italian battaglione augmentative of battaglia from Vulgar Latin battalia battle

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French bataillon.

    From Wiktionary

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