A batch of tourists; a whole new batch of problems.
We poured a bucket of water in top, and the ice maker spit out a batch of icecubes at the bottom.
The contractor batched the purchase orders for the entire month into one statement.
The purchase requests for the day were stored in a queue and batched for printing the next morning.
The plant had two batch assembly lines for packaging, as well as a continuous feed production line.
I am batching next week when my wife visits her sister.
A example of a batch is two loaves of bread.
A batch of cookies.
Made a batch of cookie dough; mixed a batch of cement.
Origin of batch
- Middle English bache probably from Old English bæcce from bacan to bake
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English bache (bacche), from Old English bæcce (“something baked”), from bacan (“to bake”). Compare German Gebäck and Dutch baksel.
- from an abbreviation of the pronunciation of bachelor (“unmarried adult male”)