English [ edit ]
Etymology [ edit ]
Middle French , from batterie Old French ( baterie “ action of beating ”), from ( batre “ battre ”), from Latin ( battuō “ beat ”).
Pronunciation [ edit ]
battery ( plural ) batteries
A device that produces
electricity by a chemical reaction between two substances ( Wikipedia).
: 2006, Edwin Black, chapter 1, Internal Combustion 
But electric vehicles and the batteries that made them run became ensnared in corporate scandals, fraud, and monopolistic corruption that shook the confidence of the nation and inspired automotive upstarts.
( law ) The crime or tort of intentionally striking another person. A coordinated group of
artillery. An array of similar things.
Schoolchildren take a battery of standard tests to measure their progress. A set of small
cages where hens are kept for the purpose of farming their eggs.
( baseball ) The catcher and the pitcher together
( chess ) Two or more major pieces on the same rank, file, or diagonal The state of a firearm when it is possible to be fired.
Derived terms [ edit ]
Translations [ edit ]
device producing electricity
بطارية ( f baṭṭāriyyah)
( باتري bātrī) Armenian:
( մարտկոց martkocʿ) Bulgarian:
( батерия baterija) Catalan:
bateria (ca) f Chinese:
電池 , (zh) 电池 ( (zh) diànchí) Crimean Tatar:
baterie , f baterka f Danish:
batteri (da) Dutch:
batterij (nl) f Esperanto:
patarei Finnish: (
not rechargeable) paristo , ( (fi) rechargeable) akku (fi) French:
pile (fr) f Georgian:
( small ) ( ბატარეა batarea), ( car ) ( აკუმულატორი akumulatori) German:
Batterie (de) f Greek:
μπαταρία ( (el) bataría) Greenlandic:
סוֹלְלָה (he) ( f solela), בטריה ( f bataria) ( slang ) Hindi:
( विद्युत कोष vidyut kosh), Hungarian:
elem , (hu) akkumulátor (hu) Icelandic:
rafhlaða (is) , f batterí (is) , n ( rechargeable, usually large, such as in vehicles ) rafgeymir (is) m Italian:
pila (it) f Japanese:
電池 ( (ja) でんち, denchi), バッテリー ( (ja) batterī)
crime of striking another
coordinated group of artillery
See also [ edit ]