Definitions for batterˈbæt ər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

bat•terˈbæt ər(v.t.)

  1. to beat persistently or hard.

    Category: Sociology

  2. to subject (a person) to repeated beating or other abuse.

    Category: Sociology

  3. to damage by beating or subjecting to rough usage.

  4. (v.i.)to deal heavy, repeated blows; pound steadily.

Origin of batter:

1300–50; ME bateren


bat•terˈbæt ər(n.)

  1. a thin mixture typically of flour, milk or water, and eggs, beaten together and used to make cakes, pancakes, etc., or to coat foods before frying.

    Category: Cooking

  2. (v.t.)to coat with batter.

    Category: Cooking

Origin of batter:

1350–1400; ME bat(o)ur, bat(e)re, perh. < AF bature, OF bat(e)ure act of beating =bat(re) to beat (see bate2) +-eure <*-ātūra; see -ate2, -ure

bat•terˈbæt ər(n.)

  1. a player who bats, as in baseball.

    Category: Sport

Origin of batter:


bat•terˈbæt ər(v.i.)

  1. (of the face of a wall or the like) to slope backward and upward.

    Category: Architecture

  2. (n.)a backward and upward slope of the face of a wall or the like.

    Category: Architecture

Origin of batter:

1540–50; of obscure orig.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. batter, hitter, slugger, batsman(noun)

    (baseball) a ballplayer who is batting

  2. batter(verb)

    a liquid or semiliquid mixture, as of flour, eggs, and milk, used in cooking

  3. buffet, knock about, batter(verb)

    strike against forcefully

    "Winds buffeted the tent"

  4. clobber, baste, batter(verb)

    strike violently and repeatedly

    "She clobbered the man who tried to attack her"

  5. dinge, batter(verb)

    make a dent or impression in

    "dinge a soft hat"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. batter(noun)ˈbæt ər

    a mixture of flour, eggs and milk for making pancakes, etc.

  2. batter(verb)ˈbæt ər

    to repeatedly hit hard

    Police battered the door down.; the ocean battering against the shore

Webster Dictionary

  1. Batter(verb)

    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

  2. Batter(verb)

    to wear or impair as if by beating or by hard usage

  3. Batter(verb)

    to flatten (metal) by hammering, so as to compress it inwardly and spread it outwardly

  4. Batter(verb)

    a semi-liquid mixture of several ingredients, as, flour, eggs, milk, etc., beaten together and used in cookery

  5. Batter(verb)

    paste of clay or loam

  6. Batter(verb)

    a bruise on the face of a plate or of type in the form

  7. Batter(noun)

    a backward slope in the face of a wall or of a bank; receding slope

  8. Batter(verb)

    to slope gently backward

  9. Batter(noun)

    one who wields a bat; a batsman


  1. Batter

    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.

Translations for batter

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a mixture of flour, eggs and milk or water used in cooking. fry the fish in batter; pancake batter.

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