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A bat (mammal).

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Dialectal variant (akin to the dialectal Swedish term natt-batta) of Middle English bakke, balke, from North Germanic (compare Old Swedish natbakka, Old Danish nathbakkæ (literally night-flapper), Old Norse leðrblaka (literally leather-flapper)).

NounEdit

bat (plural bats)

  1. Any of the small, nocturnal, flying mammals of the order Chiroptera, which navigate by means of echolocation.
    • 2012, Suemedha Sood, (bbc.co.uk) Travelwise: Texas love bats [sic]
      As well as being worth millions of dollars to the Texan agriculture industry, these mammals are worth millions of dollars to the state’s tourism industry. Texas is home to the world’s largest known bat colony (in Comal County), and the world’s largest urban bat colony (in Austin). Bat watching is a common activity, with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department offering more bat-viewing sites than anywhere else in the US.
  2. (offensive) An old woman.
  3. (obsolete, slang) A whore who prowls in the dusk/evening like a bat.
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Etymology 2Edit

Old English batt

NounEdit

bat (plural bats)

  1. A club made of wood or aluminium used for striking the ball in sports such as baseball, softball and cricket.
  2. A turn at hitting the ball with a bat in a game.
  3. (two-up) The piece of wood on which the spinner places the coins and then uses for throwing them.[1]
  4. (mining) Shale or bituminous shale.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Kirwan to this entry?)
  5. A sheet of cotton used for filling quilts or comfortables; batting.
  6. A part of a brick with one whole end.
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VerbEdit

bat (third-person singular simple present bats, present participle batting, simple past and past participle batted)

  1. (transitive) to hit with a bat.
  2. (intransitive) to take a turn at hitting a ball with a bat in sports like cricket, baseball and softball, as opposed to fielding.
  3. (intransitive) to strike or swipe as though with a bat
    The cat batted at the toy.
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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Sidney J. Baker, The Australian Language, second edition, 1966, chapter XI section 3, page 242

Etymology 3Edit

Possibly a variant of bate.

VerbEdit

bat (third-person singular simple present bats, present participle batting, simple past and past participle batted)

  1. (transitive) to flutter: bat one's eyelashes.
Usage notesEdit

Most commonly used in phrase bat an eye, and variants thereof.

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Etymology 4Edit

From French bât, from Old French bast, from Vulgar Latin *bastum, form of *bastāre (to carry), from Late Greek *bastân, from Ancient Greek βαστάζω (bastázō, to lift, carry).[1]

Cognate to baton.[2]

NounEdit

bat (plural bats)

  1. (obsolete) packsaddle
Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "batman." Dictionary.com. Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1). Random House, Inc. 2009.
  2. ^ bat” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).

AnagramsEdit


AromanianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin battō, from battuō. Compare Daco-Romanian bate, bat.

VerbEdit

bat (third person singular present indicative bati/bate, past participle bãtutã)

  1. I beat, hit, strike.
  2. I defeat.

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BasqueEdit

ArticleEdit

bat

  1. a, an
    • Musu batA kiss.
Basque cardinal numbers
0 1 2
    Cardinal : bat
    Ordinal : lehenengo

NumeralEdit

bat

  1. one
    • Sagar bat eta lau laranja — One apple and four oranges.

CatalanEdit

VerbEdit

bat

  1. third-person singular present indicative form of batre
  2. second-person singular imperative form of batre

FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

bat

  1. third-person singular indicative present of battre

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GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

bat

  1. singular past tense of bitten (to please, to pray, to ask, to gratify).

LojbanEdit

RafsiEdit

bat

  1. rafsi of batci.

LuoEdit

NounEdit

bat (plural bede)

  1. arm

Middle DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Dutch *bat, *bet, from Proto-Germanic *batiz.

Alternative formsEdit

AdverbEdit

bat

  1. better; comparative form of wel
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DescendantsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Dutch *bath, from Proto-Germanic *baþą.

NounEdit

bat n (stem bad-)

  1. bath
DescendantsEdit

Min NanEdit

simpl. or
trad. or

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PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

bat (POJ, traditional and simplified or )

  1. to know somebody; to recognize
  2. to be familiar with

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • 2000, 台灣話大詞典 (Tâi-ôan-ōe tōa-sû-tián), ISBN 9573240785:

Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *baitaz. Related to Old Norse beit. Old Norse bátr (Icelandic: bátur) is a borrowing from Old English; German Boot and Dutch boot are loans from the Middle English descendant.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bāt m (nominative plural bātas)

  1. boat

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Old IrishEdit

VerbEdit

bat

  1. third-person plural imperative of is

PolishEdit

bat

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bat m

  1. whip (rod)

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RomanianEdit

VerbEdit

bat

  1. first-person singular present tense form of bate.
  2. first-person singular subjunctive form of bate.
  3. third-person plural present tense form of bate.

Serbo-CroatianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Slavic *batъ.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bȁt m (Cyrillic spelling ба̏т)

  1. mallet
  2. helve hammer
DeclensionEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Ottoman Turkish [script?] (bastı) (Turkish bastı), from [script?] (basmak) (Turkish basmak).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bȃt m (Cyrillic spelling ба̑т)

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DeclensionEdit

Etymology 3Edit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bȃt m (Cyrillic spelling ба̑т)

  1. Alternative form of bȁht.
DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • bat” in Hrvatski jezični portal
  • bat” in Hrvatski jezični portal
  • bat” in Hrvatski jezični portal

TurkishEdit

VerbEdit

bat

  1. sink (imperative)

Yucatec MayaEdit

NounEdit

bat (plural bato’ob)

  1. hail, hailstone