battleground

noun /ˈbætəlˌɡraʊnd/
a) A location where a battle may be fought, or has been fought.

The farmers field was a civil war battleground, and relics such a minnie bullets were frequently found while plowing.

b) Figuratively, any subject of dispute or contention.

Abortion was becoming the seasons big political battleground, once again.


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  • battleground — UK US /ˈbætlˌɡraʊnd/ noun [C] ► a product or place that companies compete with each other to develop, sell, or control because they consider it to be very important: »China is a key battleground for the big mobile phone companies …   Financial and business terms

  • battleground — bat tle*ground n. a region where a battle is fought; same as {battlefield}. Syn: battlefield, field of battle, field. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Battleground — A battleground is the site of a battle. It may also refer to:Film* Battleground (film), a 1949 war film about the Battle of the Bulge * , a 2004 documentary about the Iraq WarBooks* Battleground (short story), a Stephen King short story which… …   Wikipedia

  • battleground — [[t]bæ̱t(ə)lgraʊnd[/t]] battlegrounds 1) N COUNT A battleground is the same as a battlefield. 2) N COUNT You can refer to an issue or field of activity over which people disagree or compete as a battleground. ...the battleground of education...… …   English dictionary

  • battleground — battlefield UK [ˈbæt(ə)lˌfiːld] / US [ˈbæt(ə)lˌfɪld] or battleground UK [ˈbæt(ə)lˌɡraʊnd] / US noun [countable] Word forms battlefield : singular battlefield plural battlefields 1) a) a place where a battle takes place or where one took place in… …   English dictionary

  • battleground — noun Battleground is used before these nouns: ↑state …   Collocations dictionary

  • battleground — battlefield [ˈbæt(ə)lˌfiːld] or battleground [ˈbæt(ə)lˌgraʊnd] noun [C] a place where a battle takes place or where one took place in the past …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • battleground — noun Date: 1573 battlefield …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • battleground — bat·tle·ground (bătʹl ground ) n. See battlefield. * * * …   Universalium

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