batter, hitter, slugger, batsman(noun)
(baseball) a ballplayer who is batting
a liquid or semiliquid mixture, as of flour, eggs, and milk, used in cooking
buffet, knock about, batter(verb)
strike against forcefully
"Winds buffeted the tent"
clobber, baste, batter(verb)
strike violently and repeatedly
"She clobbered the man who tried to attack her"
make a dent or impression in
"dinge a soft hat"
to beat with successive blows; to beat repeatedly and with violence, so as to bruise, shatter, or demolish; as, to batter a wall or rampart
to wear or impair as if by beating or by hard usage
to flatten (metal) by hammering, so as to compress it inwardly and spread it outwardly
a semi-liquid mixture of several ingredients, as, flour, eggs, milk, etc., beaten together and used in cookery
paste of clay or loam
a bruise on the face of a plate or of type in the form
a backward slope in the face of a wall or of a bank; receding slope
to slope gently backward
one who wields a bat; a batsman
Batter is a semi-liquid mixture of one or more grains used to prepare various foods. Many batters are made by combining dry flours with liquids such as water, milk or eggs; batters can also be made by soaking grains in water and grinding them wet. Often a leavening agent such as baking powder is included to aerate and fluff up the batter as it cooks, or the mixture may be naturally fermented for this purpose as well as to add flavour. Carbonated water or another carbonated liquid such as beer may instead be used to aerate the batter in some recipes. The viscosity of batter may range from very "heavy" to "thin". Heat is applied to the batter, usually by frying, baking or steaming, in order to cook the ingredients and to "set" the batter into a solid form. Batters may be sweet or savoury, often with either sugar or salt being added. Many other flavourings such as herbs, spices, fruits or vegetables may be added to the mixture. The word batter comes from the old French word battre which means to beat, as many batters require vigorous beating or whisking in their preparation.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
bat′er, v.t. to beat with successive blows: to wear with beating or by use: to attack with artillery.—n. ingredients beaten along with some liquid into a paste: paste for sticking.—ns. Bat′tering-charge, the full charge of powder for a cannon; Bat′tering-ram, an ancient engine for battering down walls, consisting of a large beam with an iron head like that of a ram. [O. Fr. batre (Fr. battre), from the root of Bat.]
bat′ėr, n. the inclination of a wall from the perpendicular.—v.i. to slope backward from the perpendicular. [Perh. from Fr. battre, to beat down.]
The numerical value of batter in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of batter in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Tony Gwynn, the fat batter behind Finley, is waiting.
The Mets have gotten their leadoff batter on only once this inning.
Water batter ground, I chatter around, no jitter sound, but litter mound!
Any pitcher who throws at a batter and deliberately tries to hit him is a communist.
Think, in this batter'd Caravanserai Whose Portals are alternate Night and Day, How Sultn after Sultn with his Pomp Abode his destined Hour, and went his way.
Images & Illustrations of batter
Translations for batter
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- запой, отстъп, блъскам, разнебитвам, тесто, наклон, бия, бухамBulgarian
- batedorCatalan, Valencian
- těsto, pálkařCzech
- Backteig, Batter, Besäufnis, Panade, panieren, einbacken, Saufgelage, prügeln, Gelage, TrinkgelageGerman
- χτυπώ, κουρκούτι, κλίσηGreek
- apalear, apanar, rebozar, empanar, batido, pendiente, bateador, botellónSpanish
- piestä, ryyppyputki, kakkutaikina, rinne, lyöjä, lettutaikina, pahoinpidellä, kuorruttaa, leivittää, hakata, tiristystaikina, frityyritaikinaFinnish
- frappeur, batteurFrench
- pastella, bisboccia, battitore, battere, gozzoviglia, impastoItalian
- 打者, バッターJapanese
- røre, pryleNorwegian
- røreNorwegian Nynorsk
- ciasto, pałkarzPolish
- bater, polme, batedor, espancarPortuguese
- избить, тесто, бэттер, избивать, колотить, поколотить, запо́й, бьющийRussian
- misshandla, panera, smet, slagmanSwedish
Get even more translations for batter »
Find a translation for the batter definition in other languages:
Select another language: