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Meaning of EMBATTLE

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Em*bat"tle\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Embattled}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Embattling}.] [OF. embataillier; pref. em- (L. in) +
    F. bataille battle. See {Battle}, and cf. {Battlement}.]
    To arrange in order of battle; to array for battle; also, to
    prepare or arm for battle; to equip as for battle.
          One in bright arms embattled full strong. --Spenser.
          Here once the embattled farmers stood And fired the
          shot heard round the world.              --Emerson.
  2. \Em*bat"tle\, v. i.
    To be arrayed for battle. [Obs.]
  3. \Em*bat"tle\, v. t. [See {Battlement}.]
    To furnish with battlements. ``Embattled house.''
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