embattled Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. verb fortify by furnishing with battlements for defense
    • an embattled castle
  2. verb prepare for battle or conflict
  3. adjective satellite prepared for battle
    • an embattled city
  4. adjective satellite having or resembling repeated square indentations like those in a battlement
    castellated; battlemented; castled.
    • a crenelated molding


Em*bat"tled adjective
  1. Having indentations like a battlement. Obs. Chaucer.
  2. (Her.) Having the edge broken like battlements; -- said of a bearing such as a fess, bend, or the like.
  3. Having been the place of battle; as, an embattled plain or field. J. Baillie.

Webster 1913