batter

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English bateren, from Old French batre (to beat).

Verb[edit]

batter (third-person singular simple present batters, present participle battering, simple past and past participle battered)

  1. To hit or strike violently and repeatedly.
    The firemen battered down the door.
  2. (cooking) To coat with batter (the food ingredient).
    I prefer it when they batter the cod with breadcrumbs.
  3. (figuratively) To defeat soundly; to thrash.
    Synonym: thrash
    Leeds United battered Charlton 7-0.
  4. (Britain, slang, usually in the passive) To intoxicate.
    Synonym: intoxicate
    That cocktails will batter you!
    I was battered last night on our pub crawl.
  5. (metalworking) To flatten (metal) by hammering, so as to compress it inwardly and spread it outwardly.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English bature, from Old French bateure (the action of beating), from batre (to beat).

Noun[edit]

batter (countable and uncountable, plural batters)

  1. (cooking, countable, uncountable) A beaten mixture of flour and liquid (usually egg and milk), used for baking (e.g. pancakes, cake, or Yorkshire pudding) or to coat food (e.g. fish) prior to frying
    pancake batter
    To the dismay of his mother, the boy put his finger into the cake batter.
  2. (countable, slang) A binge, a heavy drinking session.
    Synonyms: bender, binge
    When he went on a batter, he became very violent.
  3. A paste of clay or loam.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Holland to this entry?)
  4. (countable, printing) A bruise on the face of a plate or of type in the form.
    • 1881, The Printing Times and Lithographer (page 251)
      In repairing batters at the edges of the plate, when the bevel has been torn away by the catches, &c., it is necessary to solder a piece of metal along the side.
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Etymology 3[edit]

Unknown.

Verb[edit]

batter (third-person singular simple present batters, present participle battering, simple past and past participle battered)

  1. (architecture) To slope (of walls, buildings etc.).

Noun[edit]

batter (plural batters)

  1. An incline on the outer face of a built wall.
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Etymology 4[edit]

bat +‎ -er (agent suffix).

Noun[edit]

batter (plural batters)

  1. (baseball) The player attempting to hit the ball with a bat.
    Synonyms: hitter, batsman (rare)
    The first batter hit the ball into the corner for a double.
  2. (cricket, rare) The player attempting to hit the ball with a bat; a batsman.
    Synonym: batsman
    Hyponyms: batswoman, batsman
    Hypernym: cricketer
    • 2015, Brendon McCullum, ESPNcricnfo
      It's hard to put this on his shoulders while the guy is so young, but I firmly believe Kane could go down as New Zealand's greatest ever batter.

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Dutch[edit]

Verb[edit]

batter

  1. first-person singular present indicative of batteren
  2. imperative of batteren

French[edit]

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batter

  1. (sports) To bat.

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Italian[edit]

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batter

  1. Apocopic form of battere

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Luxembourgish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German bittar, from Proto-West Germanic *bit(t)r, from Proto-Germanic *bitraz. Cognate with German bitter, English bitter, Dutch bitter, Icelandic bitur.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbateʀ/, [ˈbɑtɐ]

Adjective[edit]

batter (masculine batteren, neuter battert, comparative méi batter, superlative am battersten)

  1. bitter

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Romansch[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin battere, present active infinitive of battō, alternative form of Latin battuō (beat, pound; fight).

Verb[edit]

batter

  1. (Rumantsch Grischun) To beat.

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Scots[edit]

Noun[edit]

batter (uncountable)

  1. A batter.
  2. A glue; paste.