Batter means to repeatedly bang or hit something.(verb)
To slam a door with a crowbar in an attempt to open it is an example of to batter.
The definition of batter means the liquid mixture of ingredients used in baking.(noun)
An example of batter is the combination of eggs, flour, sugar, baking soda and chocolate chips used to make a cake.
A batter is defined as a baseball player who is taking his turn facing the pitcher.(noun)
An example of a batter is the first baseball player to step up to the plate in a game.
See batter in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME bateren < OFr battre < VL battere < L battuere, to beat, via Gaul < IE base *bhāt-, to strike > L fatuus, foolish & Sans bátati, (he) strikes; also, in part, freq. of bat, v.
Origin: ME & OFr bature, prob. < battre: see batter
transitive verb, intransitive verb
Origin: < ?
See batter in American Heritage Dictionary 4
verb bat·tered, bat·ter·ing, bat·ters verb, transitive
Origin: Middle English bateren
Origin: , from Old French batre
Origin: , from Late Latin battere
Origin: , from Latin battuere.
Origin: Middle English bater
Origin: , probably from Old French bateure, a beating
Origin: , from batre, to beat; see batter1.
Origin: Origin unknown.
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