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See also: Bate, baté, bâté, bâte, and bäte

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EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Aphetic from abate.

VerbEdit

bate (third-person singular simple present bates, present participle bating, simple past and past participle bated)

  1. (transitive) To reduce the force of something; to abate.
    • (Can we date this quote?) Dryden
      Abate thy speed, and I will bate of mine.
  2. (transitive) To restrain, usually with the sense of being in anticipation
  3. (transitive, sometimes figuratively) To cut off, remove, take away.
    • c. 1658, Dr. Henry More, Government of the Tongue:
      He will not bate an ace of absolute certainty.
    • (Can we date this quote?) Holland
      About autumn bate the earth from about the roots of olives, and lay them bare.
  4. (archaic, transitive) To leave out, except, bar.
  5. To waste away.
  6. To deprive of.
    • (Can we date this quote?) Herbert
      When baseness is exalted, do not bate / The place its honour for the person's sake.
  7. To lessen by retrenching, deducting, or reducing; to abate; to beat down; to lower.
    • (Can we date this quote?) John Locke
      He must either bate the labourer's wages, or not employ or not pay him.
  8. To allow by way of abatement or deduction.
    • (Can we date this quote?) South
      to whom he bates nothing or what he stood upon with the parliament
TranslationsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • 1897 Universal Dictionary of the English Language, Robert Hunter and Charles Morris (editors), volume 1, page 459.

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

bate (uncountable)

  1. Strife; contention.
    • 1598, William Shakespeare, King Henry IV, Part 2:
      ... and wears his boots very smooth, like unto the sign of the leg, and breeds no bate with telling of discreet stories;
    • 1888, Sir Richard Burton, The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night (Arabian Nights)
      So the strife redoubled and the weapons together clashed and ceased not bate and debate and naught was to be seen but blood flowing and necks bowing; []
    • 1911, H.G. Wells, The New Machiavelli:
      The other merely needs jealousy and bate, of which there are great and easily accessible reservoirs in every human heart.
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VerbEdit

bate (third-person singular simple present bates, present participle bating, simple past and past participle bated)

  1. (intransitive) To contend or strive with blows or arguments.
  2. (intransitive, falconry) Of a falcon: To flap the wings vigorously; to bait.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Francis Bacon to this entry?)
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See alsoEdit

  • (to contend or strive with blows or arguments): bait.

Etymology 3Edit

Borrowed from Swedish beta (maceration, tanning).

NounEdit

bate (plural bates)

  1. An alkaline lye which neutralizes the effect of the previous application of lime, and makes hides supple in the process of tanning.
    • 1888, Popular Science (volume 34, number 10, page 287)
      The process of unliming hides and skins in tanning has been a slow and disgusting one, consisting in soaking the skins in a bath of manure in water, called bate.
  2. A vat which contains this liquid.
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VerbEdit

bate (third-person singular simple present bates, present participle bating, simple past and past participle bated)

  1. (transitive) To soak leather so as to remove chemicals used in tanning; to steep in bate.
TranslationsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • 1897 Universal Dictionary of the English Language, Robert Hunter and Charles Morris (editors), volume 1, page 459.

Etymology 4Edit

Formed by analogy with eatate or other Class 5 strong verbs (compare gave, obsolete spake, etc.), with which it shares an analogous past participle (eatenbeaten).

VerbEdit

bate

  1. (obsolete or nonstandard) simple past tense of beat; = beat.
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Etymology 5Edit

Shortening of masturbate.

VerbEdit

bate (third-person singular simple present bates, present participle bating, simple past and past participle bated)

  1. (intransitive, slang) To masturbate.
    I could go out and take a walk in the park, but I'd rather stay home and bate all day.
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AsturianEdit

NounEdit

bate m (plural bates)

  1. bat (club)

CrowEdit

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

bate

  1. male-bodied person who dresses and lives as a woman

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ReferencesEdit


DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)

VerbEdit

bate

  1. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of baten

NounEdit

bate

  1. (archaic) Dative singular form of baat

AnagramsEdit


KitanemukEdit

NounEdit

bāte

  1. water

ReferencesEdit

  • Kroeber, Shoshonean Dialects of California, in University of California Publications: American archaeology and ethnology, volume 4, page 81

LatinEdit

LinduEdit

NounEdit

bate

  1. gravestone

Middle EnglishEdit

NounEdit

bate

  1. Alternative form of bot (boat)

PortugueseEdit

VerbEdit

bate

  1. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present indicative of bater
  2. second-person singular (tu, sometimes used with você) affirmative imperative of bater

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin battere, variant of Latin battuere, present active infinitive of battuō (beat).

VerbEdit

a bate (third-person singular present bate, past participle bătut3rd conj.

  1. to beat
  2. to defeat
  3. to strike, hit, punch

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SerranoEdit

NounEdit

bāte

  1. water

ReferencesEdit

  • Kroeber, Shoshonean Dialects of California, in University of California Publications: American archaeology and ethnology, volume 4, page 81

SpanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈbate/, [ˈbat̪e]

Etymology 1Edit

From English bat.

NounEdit

bate m (plural bates)

  1. (sports) bat

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

bate m (plural bates)

  1. (Honduras, slang) reefer, joint (a marijuana cigarette).
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Etymology 3Edit

VerbEdit

bate

  1. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of batir.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of batir.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of batir.

WalloonEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French batre, from Late Latin battō, battere, alternative form of Latin battuō, battuere (beat, pound; fight).

VerbEdit

bate

  1. (takes a reflexive pronoun) to fight