Batter meaning

băt'ər
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.

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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.

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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.

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To deliver repeated heavy blows; pound.

Battered on the door with both fists.

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To construct so as to create an upwardly receding slope.
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To injure or damage by pounding, by hard wear or use, etc.
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To pound noisily and repeatedly.
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The player who is batting or whose turn it is to bat.
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To damage, as by heavy wear.

A shed battered by high winds.

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A damaged area on the face of type or on a plate.
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The player at bat in baseball and cricket.
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A liquid or semiliquid mixture, as of flour, milk, and eggs, used in cooking.
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To coat in batter.

Battered the vegetables and then fried them.

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A slope, as of the outer face of a wall, that recedes from bottom to top.
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To break to bits by pounding.
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A flowing mixture of flour, milk, eggs, etc. for making cakes or pancakes, coating food before frying, etc.
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To coat with batter.
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To slope gradually upward and backward.
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A gradual upward and backward slope, as of the outer face of a wall.
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To hit or strike violently and repeatedly.

He battered his wife with a walking stick.

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To coat with batter (the food ingredient).

I prefer it when they batter the cod with breadcrumbs.

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To defeat soundly; to thrash.

Leeds United battered Charlton 7-0.

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(UK, slang, usually in the passive) To intoxicate.

That cocktails will batter you!

I was battered last night on our pub crawl.

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(metalworking) To flatten (metal) by hammering, so as to compress it inwardly and spread it outwardly.
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A beaten mixture of flour and liquid (usually egg and milk), used for baking (e.g. pancakes, cake, or Yorkshire pudding) or to coat food (e.g. fish) prior to frying.

To the dismay of his mother, the boy put his finger into the cake batter.

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A binge, a heavy drinking session.

When he went on a batter, he became very violent.

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A paste of clay or loam.

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(printing) A bruise on the face of a plate or of type in the form.
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(architecture) To slope (of walls, buildings etc.).
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An incline on the outer face of a built wall.

Hydroseeding of unvegetated batters is planned.

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(baseball) The player attempting to hit the ball with a bat.

The first batter hit the ball into the corner for a double.

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Origin of batter

  • Middle English bater probably from Old French bateure a beating from batre to beat batter1
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Middle English bateren from Old French batre from Late Latin battere from Latin battuere
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Origin unknown
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Old French bateure (“the action of beating”), from batre (“to beat”).
    From Wiktionary
  • bat +‎ -er (“agent suffix”).
    From Wiktionary
  • From Old French batre (“to beat”).
    From Wiktionary
  • Unknown.
    From Wiktionary