Definitions for Batteryˈbæt ə ri

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

bat•ter•yˈbæt ə ri(n.)(pl.)-ter•ies.

  1. a combination of two or more cells connected to produce electric energy.

    Category: Electricity and Magnetism

    Ref: cell (def. 5). 1 7 1

  2. two or more pieces of artillery used for combined action. a tactical unit of artillery, usu. comprising six guns and the personnel and equipment to operate them.

    Category: Military

  3. (on a warship) a group of guns having the same caliber or used for the same purpose. the whole armament of a warship.

    Category: Military

  4. any group or series of similar or related things, esp. things used for a common purpose:

    a battery of tests.

  5. Law. an unlawful attack upon another person, esp. by beating or wounding.

    Category: Law

  6. a baseball pitcher and catcher considered as a unit.

    Category: Sport

  7. the act of beating or battering.

  8. an instrument used in battering.

Origin of battery:

1525–35; < MF batterie, der. of battre to beat

Princeton's WordNet

  1. battery(noun)

    group of guns or missile launchers operated together at one place

  2. battery, electric battery(noun)

    a device that produces electricity; may have several primary or secondary cells arranged in parallel or series

  3. battery(noun)

    a collection of related things intended for use together

    "took a battery of achievement tests"

  4. battery(noun)

    a unit composed of the pitcher and catcher

  5. battery, stamp battery(noun)

    a series of stamps operated in one mortar for crushing ores

  6. barrage, barrage fire, battery, bombardment, shelling(noun)

    the heavy fire of artillery to saturate an area rather than hit a specific target

    "they laid down a barrage in front of the advancing troops"; "the shelling went on for hours without pausing"

  7. battery, assault and battery(noun)

    an assault in which the assailant makes physical contact

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. battery(noun)ˈbæt ə ri

    a device that provides electrical power

    the car battery; The camera needs new batteries.

Wiktionary

  1. battery(Noun)

    A device that produces electricity by a chemical reaction between two substances.

  2. battery(Noun)

    The crime or tort of intentionally striking another person.

  3. battery(Noun)

    A coordinated group of artillery.

  4. battery(Noun)

    An array of similar things.

    Schoolchildren take a battery of standard tests to measure their progress.

  5. battery(Noun)

    A set of small cages where hens are kept for the purpose of farming their eggs.

  6. battery(Noun)

    The catcher and the pitcher together

  7. battery(Noun)

    Two or more major pieces on the same rank, file, or diagonal

  8. Origin: From batterie, from baterie, from batre, from battuo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Battery(verb)

    the act of battering or beating

  2. Battery(verb)

    the unlawful beating of another. It includes every willful, angry and violent, or negligent touching of another's person or clothes, or anything attached to his person or held by him

  3. Battery(verb)

    any place where cannon or mortars are mounted, for attack or defense

  4. Battery(verb)

    two or more pieces of artillery in the field

  5. Battery(verb)

    a company or division of artillery, including the gunners, guns, horses, and all equipments. In the United States, a battery of flying artillery consists usually of six guns

  6. Battery(verb)

    a number of coated jars (Leyden jars) so connected that they may be charged and discharged simultaneously

  7. Battery(verb)

    an apparatus for generating voltaic electricity

  8. Battery(verb)

    a number of similar machines or devices in position; an apparatus consisting of a set of similar parts; as, a battery of boilers, of retorts, condensers, etc

  9. Battery(verb)

    a series of stamps operated by one motive power, for crushing ores containing the precious metals

  10. Battery(verb)

    the box in which the stamps for crushing ore play up and down

  11. Battery(verb)

    the pitcher and catcher together

Freebase

  1. Battery

    In electricity, a battery is a device consisting of one or more electrochemical cells that convert stored chemical energy into electrical energy. Since the invention of the first battery in 1800 by Alessandro Volta and especially since the technically improved Daniell cell in 1836, batteries have become a common power source for many household and industrial applications. According to a 2005 estimate, the worldwide battery industry generates US$48 billion in sales each year, with 6% annual growth. There are two types of batteries: primary batteries, which are designed to be used once and discarded, and secondary batteries, which are designed to be recharged and used multiple times. Batteries come in many sizes, from miniature cells used to power hearing aids and wristwatches to battery banks the size of rooms that provide standby power for telephone exchanges and computer data centers.

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. Battery

    A combination of parts or elements for the production of electrical action. The term is principally applied to voltaic batteries, but there are also magnetic batteries, batteries of Leyden jars, and other combinations, described in their places, which come under this category. [Transcriber's note: A group of similar items such as questions, machines, parts, guns, or electric cells.]

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. battery

    1. Tactical and administrative artillery unit or subunit corresponding to a company or similar unit in other branches of the Army. 2. All guns, torpedo tubes, searchlights, or missile launchers of the same size or caliber or used for the same purpose, either installed in one ship or otherwise operating as an entity.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Battery' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2932

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Battery' in Nouns Frequency: #1804


Translations for Battery

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

battery(noun)

a series of two or more electric cells arranged to produce, or store, a current

a torch battery.

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