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Definitions for batter
ˈbæt ərbat·ter

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word batter.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. batter, hitter, slugger, batsmannoun

    (baseball) a ballplayer who is batting

  2. batterverb

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

  3. buffet, knock about, batterverb

    strike against forcefully

    "Winds buffeted the tent"

  4. clobber, baste, batterverb

    strike violently and repeatedly

    "She clobbered the man who tried to attack her"

  5. dinge, batterverb

    make a dent or impression in

    "dinge a soft hat"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Batterverb

    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. Batterverb

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

  3. Batterverb

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

  4. Batterverb

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

  5. Batterverb

    paste of clay or loam

  6. Batterverb

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

  7. Batternoun

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

  8. Batterverb

    to slope gently backward

  9. Batternoun

    one who wields a bat; a batsman

Freebase

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Batter

    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.]

  2. Batter

    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.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. batter

    A cannonade of heavy ordnance, from the first or second parallel of intrenchment, against any fortress or works. To batter in breach implies a heavy cannonade of many pieces directed to one part of the revetment from the third parallel.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of batter in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of batter in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of batter in a Sentence

  1. Jeremy Ben-Ami:

    It's kind of like saying, you've got a baseball batter who's in a slump and so -- what they've been doing -- they look at the videotape and instead of like doing a better swing, they just start hitting the umpire with the bat. Yeah, doing something different -- but it has to make sense what you're doing, i don't think anybody who's been involved with this will say what we did worked... but that doesn't mean that this is the right approach.

  2. Ashima:

    Water batter ground, I chatter around, no jitter sound, but litter mound!

  3. Alvin Dark, former baseball coach:

    Any pitcher who throws at a batter and deliberately tries to hit him is a communist.

  4. Jackie Mills:

    I just got a mini doughnut pan, and it makes the cutest desserts. It's probably four bites, so you can bake a regular cake batter in it and have automatic portion control.

  5. Omar Khayym:

    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.

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  • خليطArabic
  • 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
  • tésztaHungarian
  • pastoIdo
  • pastella, bisboccia, battitore, battere, gozzoviglia, impastoItalian
  • 打者, バッターJapanese
  • 반죽Korean
  • røre, pryleNorwegian
  • beslagDutch
  • røreNorwegian Nynorsk
  • slåNorwegian
  • ciasto, pałkarzPolish
  • bater, polme, batedor, espancarPortuguese
  • избить, тесто, бэттер, избивать, колотить, поколотить, запо́й, бьющийRussian
  • misshandla, panera, smet, slagmanSwedish

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