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.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- 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: 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.
- Baseball the player who is batting or whose turn it is to bat
- Cricket batsman
Origin: ME & OFr bature, prob. < battre: see batter
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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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.