- The definition of batter means the liquid mixture of ingredients used in baking.
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.
An example of a batter is the first baseball player to step up to the plate in a game.
- Batter means to repeatedly bang or hit something.
To slam a door with a crowbar in an attempt to open it is an example of to batter.
Chocolate cake batter.
batter definition by Webster's New World
- to beat or strike with blow after blow; pound
- to subject (a smaller or weaker person) to frequent beatings
- to break to bits by pounding
- to injure by pounding, hard wear, or use
Origin: Middle English bateren ; from Old French battre ; from Vulgar Latin battere ; from Classical Latin battuere, to beat, via Gaulish ; from Indo-European base an unverified form bhāt-, to strike from source Classical Latin fatuus, foolish and amp; Sanskrit bátati, (he) strikes; also, in part, frequentative of bat, verb
- Baseball the player who is batting or whose turn it is to bat
- Cricket batsman
Origin: Middle English and amp; Old French bature, probably ; from battre: see batter
Origin: ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps
batter definition by American Heritage Dictionary
verb bat·tered, bat·ter·ing, bat·ters verb, transitive
- To hit heavily and repeatedly with violent blows.
- To subject to repeated beatings or physical abuse.
- To damage, as by heavy wear.
Origin: Middle English bateren, from Old French batre, from Late Latin battere, from Latin battuere.
Origin: Middle English bater, probably from Old French bateure, a beating, from batre, to beat; see batter1.
Origin: Origin unknown.