OK bit of a pointless question but, what is/defines a Battle? I've seen the dictionary/thesaurus answers and various Wiki entries (which by the way are reeeaaaallly long winded). I'm still a bit lost. I'm talking here about The Battle of Trafalgar, Battle of Waterloo, etc, etc. Is there a reason that various military events throughout history have earnt the title "Battle of..." or was is just an overused word that has lost favour in recent times? Posted this here as it seemed the most apt place. Any answers or theories welcome.