Battery Definition

bătə-rē
batteries
noun
batteries
The act of battering, beating, or pounding.
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Machinery used in battering.
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A connected group of electrochemical cells that store electric charges and generate direct current.
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A series of cages or other restrictive compartments used as to confine hens for intensive laying.
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A group of similar things arranged, connected, or used together; set or series; array.
A battery of microphones, a battery of school achievement tests.
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Antonyms:
individual
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A park at the southern tip of Manhattan Island at the upper end of New York Bay in southeast New York. It is the site of early Dutch and English fortifications and of Castle Clinton, built in 1808 for the defense of the harbor.
American Heritage
A battery with no accompanying aggravated circumstances and not resulting in serious bodily injury.
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idiom
in battery
  • in firing position after recovery from the recoil of a previous discharge
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the Battery
  • a park in New York City, at the S tip of Manhattan: 21 acres
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Other Word Forms of Battery

Noun

Singular:
battery
Plural:
batteries

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Battery

  • in battery
  • the Battery

Origin of Battery

  • Middle English batri forged metal ware from Old French baterie a beating from batre to batter batter1

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French batterie, from Old French baterie (“action of beating”), from batre (“battre”), from Latin battuō (“beat”).

    From Wiktionary

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