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bat

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noun \ˈbat\

Definition of bat

  1. 1 :  a stout solid stick :  club

  2. 2 :  a sharp blow :  stroke

  3. 3a :  a usually wooden implement used for hitting the ball in various gamesb :  a paddle used in various games (such as table tennis)c :  the short whip used by a jockey

  4. 4a :  batsman, batter a right-handed batb :  a turn at batting —usually used in the phrase at batc :  hitting ability we need his bat in the lineup

  5. 5 :  batt

  6. 6 British :  rate of speed :  gait

  7. 7 :  binge

off one's own bat

  1. chiefly British :  through one's own efforts

off the bat

  1. :  without delay :  immediately recognized him right off the bat

Origin and Etymology of bat

Middle English, from Old English batt


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bat

verb

Definition of bat

batted

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batting

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to strike or hit with or as if with a bat

  3. 2a :  to advance (a base runner) by battingb :  to have a batting average of

  4. 3 :  to discuss at length :  consider in detail

  5. intransitive verb
  6. 1a :  to strike or hit a ball with a batb :  to take one's turn at bat

  7. 2 :  to wander aimlessly

First Known Use of bat

13th century


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bat

noun

Definition of bat

  1. :  any of a widely distributed order (Chiroptera) of nocturnal usually frugivorous or insectivorous flying mammals that have wings formed from four elongated digits of the forelimb covered by a cutaneous membrane and that have adequate visual capabilities but often rely on echolocation

Origin and Etymology of bat

probably alteration of Middle English bakke, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Swedish nattbakka bat

Other Mammals Terms


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bat

verb

Definition of bat

batted

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batting

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to wink especially in surprise or emotion never batted an eye; also :  flutter batted his eyelashes

Origin and Etymology of bat

probably alteration of 2bate


BAT

abbreviation

Definition of BAT

  1. bachelor of arts in teaching


BAT Defined for Kids

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bat

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noun \ˈbat\

Definition of bat for Students

  1. 1 :  a sharp blow or slap a bat on the ear

  2. 2 :  an implement used for hitting the ball in various games a baseball bat

  3. 3 :  a turn at batting You're next at bat.


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bat

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verb

Definition of bat for Students

batted

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batting

  1. 1 :  to strike with or as if with a bat The cat batted at the tablecloth's tassels.

  2. 2 :  to take a turn at bat Have you batted yet?


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bat

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noun

Definition of bat for Students

  1. :  any of a group of mammals that fly by means of long front limbs modified into wings


Medical Dictionary

bat

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noun \ˈbat\

Medical Definition of bat

  1. :  any of an order (Chiroptera) of nocturnal placental flying mammals with forelimbs modified to form wings



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