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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bateverb

    moderate or restrain; lessen the force of

    "He bated his breath when talking about this affair"; "capable of bating his enthusiasm"

  2. bateverb

    flap the wings wildly or frantically; used of falcons

  3. bateverb

    soak in a special solution to soften and remove chemicals used in previous treatments

    "bate hides and skins"

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Bate

    Etymology: seems to have been once the preterite of bite, as William Shakespeare uses biting faulchion; unless, in the following lines, it may be rather deduced from beat.

    Yet there the steel staid not, but inly bate
    Deep in his flesh, and open’d wide a red flood gate. F. Queen.

  2. Batenoun

    Strife; contention; as a make-bate.

    Etymology: perhaps contracted from debate.

  3. To Bateverb

    Etymology: contracted from abate.

    Shall I bend low, and in a bondman’s key,
    With bated breath, and whisp’ring humbleness,
    Say this? William Shakespeare, Merchant of Venice.

    Nor envious at the sight will I forbear
    My plenteous bowl, nor bate my plenteous cheer. Dryden.

    When the landholder’s rent falls, he must either bate the labourer’s wages, or not employ, or not pay him. John Locke.

    Bate me some, and I will pay you some, and, as most debtors do, promise you infinitely. William Shakespeare, Henry IV.

    Bate but the last, and ’tis what I would say. John Dryden, Sp. Friar.

  4. To Bateverb

    Bardolph, am not I fallen away vilely since this last election? Do I not bate? do I not dwindle? Why, my skin hangs about me like an old lady’s loose gown. William Shakespeare, Hen. IV.

    Abate thy speed, and I will bate of mine. Dryden.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Batenoun

    strife; contention

  2. Bateverb

    to lessen by retrenching, deducting, or reducing; to abate; to beat down; to lower

  3. Bateverb

    to allow by way of abatement or deduction

  4. Bateverb

    to leave out; to except

  5. Bateverb

    to remove

  6. Bateverb

    to deprive of

  7. Bateverb

    to remit or retrench a part; -- with of

  8. Bateverb

    to waste away

  9. Bateverb

    to attack; to bait

  10. Bate

    imp. of Bite

  11. Bateverb

    to flutter as a hawk; to bait

  12. Batenoun

    see 2d Bath

  13. Batenoun

    an alkaline solution consisting of the dung of certain animals; -- employed in the preparation of hides; grainer

  14. Bateverb

    to steep in bate, as hides, in the manufacture of leather


  1. Baté

    Báté is a village in Somogy county, Hungary.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bate

    bāt, n. (Spens.) strife, contention.—adj. Bate′-breed′ing (Shak.). [Abbrev. of Debate.]

  2. Bate

    bāt, n. diminution (dial., esp. in combination).

  3. Bate

    bāt, v.i. (Shak.) to beat the wings impatiently: (obs.) to be impatient. [O. E. batre—Low L. batĕre.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bate in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of bate in a Sentence

  1. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Cuando la vida te lanza una bola curva, tienes que manejarlo muy hábilmente. El enfoque y el swing con toda su fuerza como nunca giró antes. Goalpear esas bolas curvas con rapidez lejos en las gradas o outfield de inmediato. Y ejecutar todas las bases para un jonrón. es su actitud ganadora y fuerte determinación que le llevará a la primera, segunda, tercera o incluso en casa de base, sin tener en cuenta la vida de pitcheo que bolas curvas. la clave es mantener bateo esas bolas curvas y no darse por vencido arrojando el bate en la derrota. Se llega a cabo el gran ganador, y lo único que se escucha es el vítores de la multitud. Aclamaciones!

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Translations for bate

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • отслабвам, притъпявам, намалявамBulgarian
  • solución alcalinaSpanish
  • уменьшать, убавлятьRussian

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