batter


batter
I.
/ˈbætə / (say 'batuh)

verb (t)
1. to beat persistently or hard; pound.
2. to damage by beating or hard usage.
verb (i)
3. to deal heavy, repeated blows; pound.
noun
4. Printing
a. a damaged spot on the face of type or a plate.
b. the resulting defect in print.
{Middle English batere(n); frequentative of bat1 (def. 14)
II.
/ˈbætə / (say 'batuh)

noun
1. a mixture of flour, milk or water, eggs, etc., beaten together for use in cookery.
verb (t)
2. to coat with batter: we battered the fish before cooking them.
{late Middle English bater, noun use of batter1, but compare Old French bature beating}
III.
/ˈbætə / (say 'batuh)

noun
1. someone or something that bats.
2. Cricket, Baseball, etc. a player whose role is to strike the ball with the bat or whose turn it is to do this.
IV.
/ˈbætə / (say 'batuh)

verb (i)
1. Architecture (of walls, etc.) to slope backwards from the base.
noun
2. the receding slope, usually decreasing in thickness.
3. Mining the high, sloping wall of an open pit mine.
{origin uncertain}
V.
/ˈbætə / (say 'batuh)

phrase on the batter, Colloquial
working as a prostitute.
{? from obsolete British slang batter to work as a prostitute, from batter1}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Batter — may refer to: * Batter (cooking) * Batter (baseball) * Batsman (cricket), sometimes called a batter * To hit or strike a person, as in committing the crime of battery * To hit or strike a person, as in committing the tort of battery, a common law …   Wikipedia

  • Batter — Bat ter, n. A backward slope in the face of a wall or of a bank; receding slope. [1913 Webster] {Batter rule}, an instrument consisting of a rule or frame, and a plumb line, by which the batter or slope of a wall is regulated in building. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Batter — Bat ter, n. [OE. batere, batire; cf. OF. bateure, bature, a beating. See {Batter}, v. t.] 1. A semi liquid mixture of several ingredients, as, flour, eggs, milk, etc., beaten together and used in cookery. King. [1913 Webster] 2. Paste of clay or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Batter — Bat ter (b[a^]t t[ e]r), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Battered} (b[a^]t t[ e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Battering}.] [OE. bateren, OF. batre, F. battre, fr. LL. battere, for L. batuere to strike, beat; of unknown origin. Cf. {Abate}, {Bate} to abate.] [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • batter — vb mangle, *maim, mutilate, cripple Analogous words: *beat, pound, pummel, thrash, buffet, belabor, baste batter n *dough, paste battle n Battle, engagement, action denote a hostile meeting between opposing military forces …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • batter — [n] mixture before baking concoction, dough, mix, mush*, paste, preparation, recipe; concepts 457,466 batter [v] strike and damage assault, bash, beat, break, bruise, buffet, clobber, contuse, cripple, crush, dash, deface, demolish, destroy,… …   New thesaurus

  • batter — Ⅰ. batter [1] ► VERB ▪ strike repeatedly with hard blows. DERIVATIVES batterer noun. ORIGIN Old French batre to beat . Ⅱ. batter [2] ► NOUN …   English terms dictionary

  • batter — batter1 [bat′ər] vt. [ME bateren < OFr battre < VL battere < L battuere, to beat, via Gaul < IE base * bhāt , to strike > L fatuus, foolish & Sans bátati, (he) strikes; also, in part, freq. of BAT1, v.] 1. a) to beat or strike with …   English World dictionary

  • Batter — Bat ter, v. i. (Arch.) To slope gently backward. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Batter — Bat ter (b[a^]t t[ e]r), n. The one who wields the bat in baseball; the one whose turn it is at bat; formerly called the {batsman}. [1913 Webster +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • batter — index beat (strike), force (break), lash (strike), mishandle (maltreat), mutilate …   Law dictionary