\ 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

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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 Even fixtures such as ice makers, dishwashers and washing machines should also be flushed, either by discarding batches of ice or running the machines on an empty rinse cycle. London Gibson, Indianapolis Star, "Lead, Legionella: Experts urge building owners to flush their water lines before reopening," 21 May 2020 This first batch of ventilators from GM will be sent to hospitals in Gary, Indiana, and Chicago, according to Navarro. CNN, "GM prepares to ship first round of ventilators," 14 Apr. 2020 This particular batch of pureed beans is destined for dipping. TheWeek, "How Oaxacan refried beans steal the show," 12 Apr. 2020 This most recent batch had tofu, shiitake mushrooms, chopped sauerkraut and kimchi, carrots, green garlic (spring!), and ginger. Christina Chaey, Bon Appétit, "The Freezer Edit," 4 Apr. 2020 This new batch of leaks contains the first real photos and video of the phone in action. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, "Get your first look at a real Pixel 4a prototype," 10 Mar. 2020 With six states holding contests on March 10, Michigan is the biggest delegate prize at stake in this next batch of primaries. Caitlin Conant, CBS News, "2020 Daily Trail Markers: All eyes on Michigan, the biggest delegate prize in Tuesday's primaries," 6 Mar. 2020 The total number of titles hasn't hit the promised 100-mark yet, but this recent batch brings the total count to 83. Michael Koczwara, The Hollywood Reporter, "Mobile Games Hotspot: 'Mario Kart Tour' Teases Multiplayer; Peggy Carter Reports for Marvel Game," 7 Nov. 2019 This particular batch contained limonene, a compound extracted from the skins of citrus fruit. Peter Rowe,, "CBDs: a ‘Wild West’ of wild claims," 23 Oct. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb In Anchorage, the public laboratory works on STAT testing, meaning a test that needs an answer immediately and cannot wait as long to be batched with a group, Jilly said. Author: Kyle Hopkins, Morgan Krakow, Anchorage Daily News, "Some Alaska patients report long waits to get coronavirus test results — and testing isn’t yet available in many communities," 25 Mar. 2020 Bloomberg reports that given the global demand for disinfectant, the United States FDA is encouraging licensed pharmacists to follow LVMH's lead and similarly batch sanitiser and disinfectant to aid with the shortage. Megan Decker,, "LVMH Is Using Its Perfume Labs To Mass Produce Free Hand Sanitiser," 16 Mar. 2020 Falk and Hermle also batched GDP values into four groups to assess each of the six social factors separately. Emily Willingham, Scientific American, "When Times Are Good, the Gender Gap Grows," 19 Oct. 2018 Roman endorses pre-batching a pitcher of 50-50s—half dry vermouth, half gin, served on the rocks with an olive. Adam Rapoport, Bon Appétit, "Steak and Potatoes Night in America," 1 Oct. 2019 Arielle recommends Google’s experimental Digital Wellbeing features, like the one that batches your notifications for you. Wired, "YouTube Creators Want More From YouTube," 25 Oct. 2019 The simplest way to free up Gmail space is to batch delete just about every damn thing in your inbox. Wired, "How to Free Up Space in Gmail," 31 Oct. 2019 The Hewing bar can sling its signature old fashioned, which is pre-batched, in less than a minute. Jess Fleming, Twin Cities, "You paid how much for one ice cube?!? St. Paul company cashing in on artisanal ice trend," 15 Aug. 2019 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

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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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Last Updated

25 May 2020

Cite this Entry

“Batch.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2020.

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How to pronounce batch (audio)

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


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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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