battlefield

[bat-l-feeld]
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noun
  1. the field or ground on which a battle is fought.
  2. an area of contention, conflict, or hostile opposition: During that era the classroom became a battlefield of incompatible ideologies.

Origin of battlefield

First recorded in 1805–15; battle1 + field
Also called bat·tle·ground [bat-l-ground] /ˈbæt lˌgraʊnd/.
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battlefield

battleground (ˈbætəlˌɡraʊnd)

noun
  1. the place where a battle is fought; an area of conflict
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Word Origin and History for battleground

battlefield

n.

1812, from battle (n.) + field (n.). The usual word for it in Old English was wælstow, literally "slaughter-place."

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