batch

noun
\ ˈbach \

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

Regulators began granting publication licenses again in December, but the first three batches didn’t include any titles from Tencent or NetEase. Shan Li, WSJ, "Tencent Wins Approval For Two Titles After Gaming Freeze in China," 24 Jan. 2019 The first batches will come from the operational Tamar field and later from the far larger Leviathan field, set to go online later this year. Aron Heller, The Seattle Times, "Natural gas fields give Israel a regional political boost," 23 Jan. 2019 Not only is this the first time the company will fly a rocket for a third time, but this will be the largest batch of spacecraft that has ever taken off on a single flight from US soil. Loren Grush, The Verge, "Watch SpaceX launch its biggest crop of satellites yet with a twice-used rocket," 3 Dec. 2018 Authorities did not say whether the couple, identified by multiple media outlets as 45-year-old Charlie Rowley and 44-year-old Dawn Sturgess, were exposed to the same batch of Novichok that poisoned Sergei and Yulia Skripal. Samuel Chamberlain, Fox News, "UK couple were poisoned by same nerve agent as ex-Russian spy, police say," 2 Oct. 2018 The initial batch of 10 games pack some great, yet aging titles, including Saints Row: The Third, Darksiders: Warmastered Edition, Super Meat Boy, Metro: Last Light Redux, and System Shock Enhanced Edition. Brad Chacos, PCWorld, "Watch out, Steam? Discord starts selling PC games, unveils a universal game launcher," 9 Aug. 2018 Nevada is required by law to use lethal injection for executions and some of the batches on hand are set to expire soon. Ken Ritter And Michelle L. Price, Time, "Nevada Delays Its First Execution in 12 Years After a Drug Company Objects," 12 July 2018 But for now, the first batch of the shiny new bikes rolled off the assembly line, were loaded onto a ship that took a month to sail to its destination of Long Beach, California. Jane Ford-stewart, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Here’s how two 'ordinary' Milwaukee-area men created a unique, dual-wheeled bicycle. The next challenge? Trying to sell them.," 11 July 2018 The lucky winner who emerged out of the talented batch of beatmakers was St. James The Producer. Carl Lamarre, Billboard, "Big Sean on Joining Rèmy Martin's Producer Series, Kanye Making Beats Again & Why Pharrell Is 'On the Rushmore of Music'," 5 July 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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The first known use of batch was in the 15th century

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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 \

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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