batch

noun
\ ˈbach How to pronounce batch (audio) \

Definition of batch

 (Entry 1 of 3)

1 : the quantity baked at one time : baking
2a : the quantity of material prepared or required for one operation specifically : a mixture of raw materials ready for fusion into glass
b : the quantity produced at one operation
c : a group of jobs (such as programs) that are submitted for processing on a computer and whose results are obtained at a later time batch processing — compare time-sharing
3 : a quantity (as of persons or things) considered as a group

batch

verb (1)
batched; batching; batches

Definition of batch (Entry 2 of 3)

transitive verb

: to bring together or process as a batch

batch

verb (2)

less common spelling of

intransitive verb

: to live as a bachelor often used with it

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Other Words from batch

Verb (1)

batcher noun

Examples of batch in a Sentence

Noun

We baked two batches of cookies. a fresh batch of salsa mixing another batch of cement They're hiring another batch of workers.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Shenzhen Transsion will be among the first batch of companies to list on Shanghai’s new board, which wants to become a stock market for the country’s best technology companies—essentially China’s take on Nasdaq. Jacky Wong, WSJ, "China’s Mobile-Phone Giant in Africa," 19 Apr. 2019 Included in the first batch of pictures are the Large Magellanic Cloud and the bright star R Doradus, among several other planets and stars that could potentially be home to alien life. Fox News, "NASA is heightening the search for alien life using 'technosignatures'," 27 Sep. 2018 The small exodus is part of a repatriation program that the Lebanese government says is voluntary — the first batch of refugees to return to Syria from the border town of Arsal this year. Washington Post, "Hundreds of Syrians leave Lebanon for long-awaited reunions," 28 June 2018 In the first batch of information reviewed, the special master suggested that only about 100 records are covered by attorney-client privilege, Pegues reported. CBS News, "Michael Cohen under pressure to cooperate with prosecutors," 13 June 2018 Carmel Valley’s coming-soon community-within-a-community, One Paseo, is starting to take shape with the reveal of the development’s first batch of retailers, a collection of boutique fitness and clothing companies. Jennifer Van Grove, sandiegouniontribune.com, "One Paseo nabs San Diego's second SoulCycle studio and other trendy boutiques," 8 June 2018 One big act from the 1990s and one big act from the 1980s highlight the first batch of concert announcements for the 2018 Indiana State Fair. David Lindquist, Indianapolis Star, "Hanson, Rick Springfield will play Indiana State Fair," 5 June 2018 The first batch of transplants had a hard time, likely dying off by the hundreds. Elizabeth Pennisi, Science | AAAS, "This saltwater trout evolved to live in fresh water—in just 100 years," 1 June 2018 Her first batch of product pictures was taken by a friend with a good phone camera on their lunch break. Eliza Brooke, Vox, "Bad product photos can hinder a small business. This company is trying to help.," 14 Nov. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Slices browned evenly and toasted consistently batch after batch in our tests. The Good Housekeeping Institute, Good Housekeeping, "Frigidaire Professional 2-Slice Wide Slots Toaster #FPTT02D7MS," 22 Aug. 2013 Try Batch Cooking In the spirit of planning ahead for busy, weekday nights, Mills likes to batch cook on the weekend, making a big meal once, freezing it, and then tweaking the dish through the week. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "A Beginner's Guide to Plant-Based Eating With Deliciously Ella," 15 Sep. 2018 Florida Hospital has received the state’s approval to add 20 comprehensive medical rehab beds to Winter Park Memorial Hospital, according to the Agency for Health Care Administration’ latest batching cycle decisions. Naseem S. Miller, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Monday health briefing: Care Spot opens new location; Baldwin Park ER breaks ground; Mothers' Milk Bank turns three," 11 June 2018 Instead, go for a drink that can be partly made in advance, what bartenders call batching. Anne Brockhoff, kansascity, "Distill their hearts: Why craft liquor and weddings are the hottest new pairing | The Kansas City Star," 22 May 2018 Customers can order batched brew, pour over or French pressed. Kellie Hwang, azcentral, "Where to get your caffeine fix in Phoenix when Starbucks stores close on May 29," 28 May 2018 This drink is easy to batch and store chilled and then just poured over fresh ice. Katie Chang, Town & Country, "The Fascinating History of the Moscow Mule," 7 Oct. 2016 Bonus: it can be batched ahead of time, which helps keep the bar line moving. Anne Brockhoff, kansascity, "Distill their hearts: Why craft liquor and weddings are the hottest new pairing | The Kansas City Star," 22 May 2018 Another option is to write out the instructions on a chalk or dry erase board, or on a piece of paper in a picture frame, and to let your guests serve themselves from your pre-batched pitcher. Emily Spicer, San Antonio Express-News, "Mint julep meets a black Manhattan with delish results," 2 May 2018

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First Known Use of batch

Noun

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb (1)

1863, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for batch

Noun

Middle English bache; akin to Old English bacan to bake

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batch

noun

English Language Learners Definition of batch

: an amount of something that is made at one time
: a group of people or things
computers : a set of jobs that a computer does together at one time

batch

noun
\ ˈbach How to pronounce batch (audio) \

Kids Definition of batch

1 : an amount used or made at one time a batch of cookies
2 : a group of persons or things a batch of presents

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