batch

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English bache, bæcche, from Old English bæċe, beċe ‎(brook, stream), from Proto-Germanic *bakiz ‎(brook), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰog- ‎(flowing water). More at beach.

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Noun[edit]

batch ‎(plural batches)

  1. A bank; a sandbank.
  2. A field or patch of ground lying near a stream; the dale in which a stream flows.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English bache, bacche, from Old English *bæċe, *bæċċe ‎(baking; something baked), from Proto-Germanic *bakiz ‎(baking), related to bacan ‎(to bake). Compare German Gebäck, Dutch gebak and baksel.

Noun[edit]

batch ‎(plural batches)

  1. (obsolete) The process of baking.
    • 1551, T. Wilson, Logike 42 b:
      Except the baker doe his part also in the batch.
  2. The quantity of bread or other baked goods baked at one time.
    We made a batch of cookies to take to the party.
  3. A quantity of anything produced at one operation.
    We poured a bucket of water in at the top, and the ice-maker dispensed a batch of ice-cubes at the bottom.
  4. A group or collection of things of the same kind, such as a batch of letters or the next batch of business.
    • Lady M. W. Montagu
      a new batch of Lords
  5. (computing) A set of data to be processed with one execution of a program.
    The system throttled itself to batches of 50 requests at a time to keep the thread count under control.
  6. (Britain, dialect, Midlands) A bread roll.
  7. (Philippines) A graduating class.
    She was the valedictorian of Batch '73.
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Verb[edit]

batch ‎(third-person singular simple present batches, present participle batching, simple past and past participle batched)

  1. To aggregate things together into a batch.
    The contractor batched the purchase orders for the entire month into one statement.
  2. (computing) To handle a set of input data or requests as a batch process.
    The purchase requests for the day were stored in a queue and batched for printing the next morning.

Adjective[edit]

batch ‎(not comparable)

  1. Of a process, operating for a defined set of conditions, and then halting.
    The plant had two batch assembly lines for packaging, as well as a continuous feed production line.
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Etymology 3[edit]

from an abbreviation of the pronunciation of bachelor ‎(unmarried adult male)

Verb[edit]

batch ‎(third-person singular simple present batches, present participle batching, simple past and past participle batched)

  1. (informal) To live as a bachelor temporarily, of a married man or someone virtually married.
    I am batching next week when my wife visits her sister.
Usage notes[edit]
  • Often with it: "I usually batch it three nights a week when she calls on her out-of-town accounts."

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

batch c

  1. (computing, slang) a batch (of commands, processed as a group)

Declension[edit]

Inflection of batch 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative batch batchen batcher batcherna
Genitive batchs batchens batchers batchernas
Inflection of batch 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative batch batchen batchar batcharna
Genitive batchs batchens batchars batcharnas

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