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A bat

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Dialectal variant (akin to dialectal Swedish 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.
    • 1920, Mary Roberts Rinehart, Avery Hopwood, The Bat, chapterI:
      The Bat—they called him the Bat. Like a bat he chose the night hours for his work of rapine; like a bat he struck and vanished, pouncingly, noiselessly; like a bat he never showed himself to the face of the day.
    • 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.
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ReferencesEdit

 
A baseball player swinging a baseball bat to hit a baseball

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English bat, batte, from Old English batt (bat, club, cudgel), probably of Celtic origin, compare Old Breton bath (club, cudgel) and modern Breton bazh (swagger stick).

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.
  7. A stroke; a sharp blow.
  8. (Britain, Scotland, dialect) A stroke of work.
  9. (informal) Rate of motion; speed.
    • Pall Mall Magazine
      a vast host of fowl [] making at full bat for the North Sea.
  10. (US, slang, dated) A spree; a jollification.
  11. (Britain, Scotland, dialect) Manner; rate; condition; state of health.
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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.
HyponymsEdit
Derived termsEdit
TranslationsEdit

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.
  2. (Britain, dialect, obsolete) To bate or flutter, as a hawk.
  3. (US, Britain, dialect) To wink.
Usage notesEdit

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

Derived termsEdit

Etymology 4Edit

Borrowed 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
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Etymology 5Edit

NounEdit

bat

  1. Dated form of baht. (Thai currency)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "batman." Dictionary.com. Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1). Random House, Inc. 2009.
  2. ^ bat” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2017.

AnagramsEdit


AromanianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin battō, from Latin 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

EtymologyEdit

Compared by Eduardo Orduña and Joan Ferrer to Iberian ban (one).[1][2]

PronunciationEdit

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.

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Eduardo Orduña [Aznar], Los numerales ibéricos y el protovasco
  2. ^ Joan Ferrer i Jané, El sistema de numerales ibérico: avances en su conocimiento

CatalanEdit

VerbEdit

bat

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

CebuanoEdit

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

bat

  1. a type of sea cucumber

ChineseEdit

For pronunciation and definitions of bat – see .
(This character, bat, is the Pe̍h-ōe-jī form of .)

FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

bat

  1. third-person singular present indicative of battre

AnagramsEdit


GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

bat

  1. first-person singular preterite indicative of bitten
  2. third-person singular preterite indicative of bitten

LojbanEdit

RafsiEdit

bat

  1. rafsi of batci (bite,pinch).

LuoEdit

NounEdit

bat (plural bede)

  1. arm

Middle DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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

NounEdit

bat n

  1. bath
InflectionEdit

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

DescendantsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

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

AdverbEdit

bat

  1. better; comparative degree of wel
    Synonyms: beter
Alternative formsEdit
DescendantsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

Non-lemma forms.

VerbEdit

bat

  1. first-person and third-person singular past indicative of bidden

Further readingEdit

  • bat (I)”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • bat (III)”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • bat (I)”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929
  • bet (III)”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929

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

DeclensionEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Middle English: boot, bate
  • → Old Norse: bátr (see there for further descendants)
  • → Old French: batel (see there for further descendants)
  • → Irish: bád
  • → Scottish Gaelic: bàta
  • → Manx: baatey
  • → Latin: battus

Old FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Old English bāt.

NounEdit

bat m (oblique plural batz, nominative singular batz, nominative plural bat)

  1. boat

ReferencesEdit

  • (fr) Godefroy, Frédéric, Dictionnaire de l'ancienne langue française et de tous ses dialectes du IXe au XVe siècle (1881) (bat)

Old IrishEdit

PolishEdit

 
bat

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bat m inan

  1. whip (rod)

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Further readingEdit

  • bat in Polish dictionaries at PWN

RomanianEdit

Serbo-CroatianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Slavic *batъ.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bȁt m (Cyrillic spelling ба̏т)

  1. mallet
  2. helve hammer
DeclensionEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Borrowing from Ottoman Turkish [script needed] (bastı) (Turkish bastı), from [script needed] (basmak) (Turkish basmak).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bȃt m (Cyrillic spelling ба̑т)

  1. The tramp of heavy footsteps, as in a military march
    • 1939, Čedomir Minderović, Crven je istok i zapad:
      Napred, sve bliže i bliže, / Čuje se koraka bat. / Glas milijona se diže: / Dole fašizam i rat!
      Forward, ever closer and closer, / the tramp of footsteps is heard. / The voice of millions is raised: / Down with fascism and war!
  2. (rare) The tramp of horses’ hooves
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)

TzotzilEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (Zinacantán) IPA(key): /ɓätʰ/

VerbEdit

bat

  1. (intransitive) to go

ReferencesEdit


WestrobothnianEdit

Yucatec MayaEdit

NounEdit

bat (plural batoʼob)

  1. hail, hailstone

ZhuangEdit

Zhuang cardinal numbers
 <  7 8 9  > 
    Cardinal : bat

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Tai *peːtᴰ (eight), from Middle Chinese (MC pˠɛt̚, “eight”). Cognate with Lao ແປດ (pǣt), ᦶᦔᧆᧈ (ṗaed1), Shan ပႅတ်ႇ (paet2), Thai แปด (bpɛ̀ɛt).

PronunciationEdit

  • (Standard Zhuang) IPA(key): /paːt˧˥/
  • Tone numbers: bat7
  • Hyphenation: bat

NumeralEdit

bat (old orthography bat)

  1. eight