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

Combine scraps, re-roll, and cut one more batch of cookies. Beth Lipton, Country Living, "Bunny Sugar Cookies," 8 Mar. 2019 That's not the only thing in Apple's new batch of emojis that you should be excited for. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "These New 2019 Emojis Are Super Inclusive and Your Group Text Will Appreciate It," 6 Feb. 2019 This particular batch of mud had been found around the excavation site of the museum's most famous resident—Sue the T. Rex, the best preserved and most complete example of the species. John Wenz, Popular Mechanics, "A New Shark Species Was Found in the Mud of Sue the T. Rex," 21 Jan. 2019 The royal family has kept us on the edge of our seats in the run-up to Prince Charles' 70th birthday, what with the new BBC documentary, the Vanity Fair cover, and yesterday's new batch of official family portraits. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "The Royal Family Wished Prince Charles a Happy 70th Birthday with a Special Video," 14 Nov. 2018 To make enough wash for one batch of buns, dissolve 1 ounce (about 2 tablespoons) food-grade lye in 1 quart of warm water (add the lye to the water, not the other way around) in a glass bowl. Noelle Carter, charlotteobserver, "Grilling burgers this summer? Up your game with these homemade bun recipes," 6 July 2018 For the most part, the only American cookers left were making small batches, prosecutors recall. Joshua Sharpe, ajc, "Meth, ‘the Devil’s drug,’ is back and killing more people than ever," 4 July 2018 In 2017, 104 pools or batches of mosquitoes and one bird tested positive for West Nile virus, according to the health department. Jim Newton, Lake County News-Sun, "Highland Park area mosquitoes test positive for West Nile virus," 3 July 2018 Sides: The sides ($2.19 a serving) are made in modest batches that keep them from drying out or getting sloppy. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, "52 Weeks of BBQ: Texas Pride Barbecue," 29 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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