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

Although this classic sugar cookie recipe is pretty fool-proof, the key to the perfect batch of bunnies is to keep the dough cold. Beth Lipton, Country Living, "Bunny Sugar Cookies," 8 Mar. 2019 That's not to say the first loaf was bad, rather that the bread-y flavor was stronger and more apparent in the second batch. Audrey Bruno, SELF, "How to Make Bread Even If You're a Beginner in the Kitchen," 8 Mar. 2019 The latest batch of drugs is set to expire in June of 2019, well after the next seven executions on the calendar. Keri Blakinger, Houston Chronicle, "With 7 execution dates on the calendar, Texas just got more lethal injection drugs," 6 July 2018 SpaceX's approval for the second batch of 7,518 satellite similarly requires it to deploy half within six years and the remaining satellites within nine years. Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, "SpaceX raising $500 million to help build satellite broadband network," 18 Dec. 2018 One thing everyone will love, however, is the park's signature Cinnamon Bread, baked up in fresh batches at the Grist Mill. Todd Piro, Fox News, "Dollywood offers all the good old-fashioned, country fun a fan could want," 16 Aug. 2018 Like Rihanna, the photos of Jay are relative throwbacks (High Snobiety, has speculated they’ve been taken in 2016), but have gotten a new lease on life, thanks to a fresh batch of memes that the Internet has cooked up using the photos. Cady Lang, Time, "Jay Z on a Jet Ski Is the Meme We All Deserve This Summer," 9 July 2018 That's part of the logic behind the hands-off approach he's taken with politics since leaving office: to make room for a batch of fresh leaders and policy-makers. Luke Darby, GQ, "Why Obama Has Been Staying Quiet," 25 June 2018 Selden, Chalmers, Johnson, Releford and Graham are all in town for a batch of upcoming events. Gary Bedore, kansascity, "Charlie Moore erupts for 26 points in Bill Self campers game, impresses Selden," 13 June 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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