battlefield

A place where fighting happens, especially during a war, can be called a battlefield. If you visit Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, you'll see a famous Civil War battlefield.

There are many Civil War battlefields in the southern United States, and New England is the site of several Revolutionary War battlefields. While the physical land where a battle is fought is the most common kind of battlefield, there are also figurative battlefields, like a classroom in which competing ideas are angrily hashed out. The equivalent word in Old English is wælstow, or "slaughter-place."

Definitions of battlefield
  1. noun
    a region where a battle is being (or has been) fought
    “they made a tour of Civil War battlefields
    synonyms: battleground, field, field of battle, field of honor
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    examples:
    Armageddon
    (New Testament) the scene of the final battle between the kings of the Earth at the end of the world
    Camlan
    (Arthurian legend) the battlefield where King Arthur was mortally wounded
    type of:
    parcel, parcel of land, piece of ground, piece of land, tract
    an extended area of land
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