Definitions for battery
ˈbæt ə ribat·te·ry
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group of guns or missile launchers operated together at one place
battery, electric batterynoun
a device that produces electricity; may have several primary or secondary cells arranged in parallel or series
a collection of related things intended for use together
"took a battery of achievement tests"
a unit composed of the pitcher and catcher
battery, stamp batterynoun
a series of stamps operated in one mortar for crushing ores
barrage, barrage fire, battery, bombardment, shellingnoun
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"
battery, assault and batterynoun
an assault in which the assailant makes physical contact
A device that produces electricity by a chemical reaction between two substances.
The crime or tort of intentionally striking another person.
A coordinated group of artillery.
An array of similar things.
Schoolchildren take a battery of standard tests to measure their progress.
A set of small cages where hens are kept for the purpose of farming their eggs.
The catcher and the pitcher together
Two or more major pieces on the same rank, file, or diagonal
Etymology: From batterie, from baterie, from batre, from battuo.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from batter, or batterie, Fr.
Strong wars they make, and cruel battery bend,
’Gainst fort of reason, it to overthrow. Fairy Queen, b. ii.
Earthly minds, like mud walls, resist the strongest batteries. John Locke.
Where is best place to make our batt’ry next? ————
———— I think at the north gate. William Shakespeare, Henry VI.
It plants this reasoning and that argument, this consequence and that distinction, like so many intellectual batteries, till at length it forces a way and passage into the obstinate inclosed truth. South.
See, and revere th’ artillery of heav’n,
Drawn by the gale, or by the tempest driv’n:
A dreadful fire the stoating batt’ries make,
O’erturn the mountain, and the forest shake. Richard Blackmore.
Why does he suffer this rude knave now to knock him about the sconce with a dirty shovel, and will not tell him of his action and battery? William Shakespeare, Hamlet.
Sir, quo’ the lawyer, not to flatter ye,
You have as good and fair a battery,
As heart can wish, and need not shame
The proudest man alive to claim. Hudibras, p. iii. c. iii.
A battery is a device that converts stored chemical energy into electrical energy, consisting of one or more electrochemical cells. Each cell contains positive and negative electrodes, and an electrolyte which allows for the flow of electric charge. Batteries are commonly used as a power source in various types of devices, including vehicles, electronics, and other household items. Additionally, 'battery' can also refer to a series of similar units or devices grouped together, or a physical act of aggression resulting in injury or harm.
the act of battering or beating
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
any place where cannon or mortars are mounted, for attack or defense
two or more pieces of artillery in the field
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
a number of coated jars (Leyden jars) so connected that they may be charged and discharged simultaneously
an apparatus for generating voltaic electricity
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
a series of stamps operated by one motive power, for crushing ores containing the precious metals
the box in which the stamps for crushing ore play up and down
the pitcher and catcher together
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
bat′ėr-i, n. (Shak.) a wound: a number of cannon with their equipment: the place on which cannon are mounted: the men and horses attending one battery, constituting the unit in the artillery: an instrument used in electric and galvanic experiments: (law) an assault by beating or wounding: apparatus for preparing or serving meals.—Cross batteries, two batteries commanding the same spot from different directions; Floating battery (see Float); Masked battery, a battery in action out of the enemy's view; To change one's battery, to alter the direction of attacking.
The Standard Electrical Dictionary
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. 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.
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
A place whereon cannon, mortars, &c., are or may be mounted for action. It generally has a parapet for the protection of the gunners, and other defences and conveniences according to its importance and objects. (See also FLOATING BATTERY.) Also, a company of artillery. In field-artillery it includes men, guns (usually six in the British service), horses, carriages, &c., complete for service.
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
A battery consists of two or more pieces of artillery in the field. The term battery also implies the implacement of ordnance destined to act offensively or defensively. It also refers to the company charged with a certain number of pieces of ordnance. The ordnance constitutes the battery; men serve it; horses drag it, and epaulments may shelter it.
See Ordnance, Carriages for.
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Rank popularity for the word 'battery' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2932
Rank popularity for the word 'battery' in Nouns Frequency: #1804
The numerical value of battery in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of battery in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Growing up in Tulsa, Oklahoma, I was fascinated by mechanical and electrical gadgets—anything with a cord, a plug, a battery, a light, a motor.
GM's battery development extends throughout the entire life of the battery, including secondary use, in many cases, when an EV battery has reached the end of its life in an automotive application, only 30 percent or less of its life has been used.
We are in the midst of a global battery arms race where, at present, the US is a bystander
Meditation is like charging battery of our body. Twenty minutes of morning meditation practice gives us power to sail through the day.
Battery technology is critical for the breakthrough. We expect battery costs to halve by 2020 and for the energy density to double. That would be double the range at half the price, if this technological breakthrough is achieved, we will think about manufacturing battery cells.
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- побой, батарея, батерияBulgarian
- bateriaCatalan, Valencian
- baterka, sestava, fyzické napadení, baterieCzech
- legemskrænkelse, batteriDanish
- Legebatterie, Körperverletzung, tätlicher Angriff, BatterieGerman
- πυροβολαρχία, μπαταρίαGreek
- golpes, batería, lesiones, pilaSpanish
- paristo, patteri, tykistöpatteri, pahoinpitely, akkuFinnish
- coups et blessures, pile, batterieFrench
- bataraidhScottish Gaelic
- kishtey pooar, battreeManx
- סִדְרָה, תקיפה, גֻנְדָה, סוללה, בטריה, סוֹלְלָהHebrew
- विद्युत कोष, आक्रमणHindi
- akkumulátor, elemHungarian
- մարտկոց, ծեծArmenian
- rafhlaða, rafgeymir, batterí, líkamsmeiðingarIcelandic
- バッテリー, 殴打, 電池Japanese
- ცემა, ტყეპა, ბატარეა, აკუმულატორიGeorgian
- batteriKalaallisut, Greenlandic
- 전지, 배터리Korean
- батерија, акумулаторMacedonian
- batteri, legemsbeskadigelseNorwegian
- fysieke mishandeling, batterij, legbatterijDutch
- lekamskrenking, batteriNorwegian Nynorsk
- chidí bijéíNavajo, Navaho
- bateria, pilha, lesão corporal, sériePortuguese
- pilă electrică, baterieRomanian
- батарея, аккумулятор, батарейкаRussian
- bàtērija, ба̀те̄ријаSerbo-Croatian
- vållande av kroppsskada, misshandel, batteriSwedish
- akü, folluk, pilTurkish
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