\ 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


verb (1)
batched; batching; batches

Definition of batch (Entry 2 of 3)

transitive verb

: to bring together or process as a batch


verb (2)

less common spelling of

intransitive verb

: to live as a bachelor often used with it

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.
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Every label is meticulously designed for a modern aesthetic and marked with its batch and number, with each product having a story behind its product number. Amber Love Bond, Forbes, 25 Apr. 2022 Things might not be all bad for the Byrde family when Ozark drops its final batch of episodes later this month. Ryan Gajewski, The Hollywood Reporter, 22 Apr. 2022 Her first batch sold out within 24 hours, and as of Tuesday, Janik has raised nearly $1,000 in donations. Lauren Wethington, Detroit Free Press, 16 Apr. 2022 The American Women Quarters Program, which released its first batch of quarters this year, will continue until 2025, honoring five women with five quarters each year. Harmeet Kaur, CNN, 4 Apr. 2022 South Carolina's last execution took place in 2011, and its batch of lethal injection drugs expired two years later. Arkansas Online, 20 Mar. 2022 Ukraine expects to get its next batch of U.S. weaponry, including Javelins and Stingers, in the coming days., 19 Mar. 2022 The core expression of the J.J. Corry lineup is called The Gael, which is now in its third batch. Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 8 Mar. 2022 That amount was bumped up from 30% this year with an infusion of cash as PG&E paid its last cash installment, and the trust sold its first batch of company stock. Julie Johnson, San Francisco Chronicle, 6 Mar. 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb In state after state, newborn screening websites explicitly warn hospitals not to batch. Mark Johnson,, 29 Apr. 2022 In fact, the state is reluctant to name hospitals that batch. Mark Johnson,, 29 Apr. 2022 This off-hand comment led her to actually work with a formulator and then can her first batch in 2020. Jeanette Hurt, Forbes, 1 Feb. 2022 To batch, multiply each ingredient by your number of guests and serve in a large vessel. Amber Love Bond, Forbes, 27 Dec. 2021 Make one batch at a time; do not halve or double the recipe. Sydney Novak, Better Homes & Gardens, 10 Dec. 2021 One batch that caught Nagao's eye were her oatmeal cookies. Alex Groth, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 27 Oct. 2021 For the first batch 10,000, six pack cases of 750ml bottles were produced. Hudson Lindenberger, Forbes, 19 Oct. 2021 In the meantime, batch plants had operated as before, with no objection from the TCEQ. Elena Bruess, San Antonio Express-News, 17 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of batch


15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb (1)

1863, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for batch


Middle English bache; akin to Old English bacan to bake

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The first known use of batch was in the 15th century

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14 May 2022

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“Batch.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for batch


\ 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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