bating

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From bate +‎ -ing.

Verb[edit]

bating

  1. Present participle of bate.

Preposition[edit]

bating

  1. (now rare) Apart from; except.
    • 1817, Walter Scott, Rob Roy, XIII:
      ‘There is but little I have heard from you which I did not expect to hear, and which I ought not to have expected; because, bating one circumstance, it is all very true.’