battleground

noun

bat·​tle·​ground ˈba-tᵊl-ˌgrau̇nd How to pronounce battleground (audio)

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Example Sentences

the verdant hill suddenly turned into a bloody battleground
Recent Examples on the Web And just looking at the price at the pump, Nevada is outpacing states at the center of the battleground — compare its $4.90 per gallon average with prices of $3.99 in nearby Arizona, $3.47 in Wisconsin, $3.84 in Michigan and $3.24 in Georgia. Ben Kamisar, NBC News, 12 Sep. 2022 During his speech in the Keystone State, a crucial battleground in the coming midterm elections, Mr. Biden looked to counter GOP attacks that his party is soft on crime. Catherine Lucey, WSJ, 30 Aug. 2022 In the year since Bottoms’s announcement, a different sort of battleground has taken shape. Charles Bethea, The New Yorker, 3 Aug. 2022 Another undeniable element of the employee retention battleground is social. Rephael Sweary, Forbes, 7 June 2022 Tuesday will showcase much of the battleground that remains. Jonathan Weisman, BostonGlobe.com, 7 June 2022 Voters in Central Florida, a crucial battleground in state and national elections, could see their property taxes go way up and rebel. Noah Biermanstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 27 Apr. 2022 Arts funding has been something of a battleground in Alaska where, in 2019, the governor of Alaska, Mike Dunleavy, used his veto power to defund the Alaska State Council on the Arts. New York Times, 19 Apr. 2022 The outcome may hinge on voter turnout and results in about two dozen battleground electoral districts. Zoltan Simon, Bloomberg.com, 21 Jan. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1573, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of battleground was in 1573

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“Battleground.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/battleground. Accessed 6 Oct. 2022.

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battleground

noun

bat·​tle·​ground ˈba-tᵊl-ˌgrau̇nd How to pronounce battleground (audio)

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