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Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English bateren, from Old French batre (to beat).

VerbEdit

batter (third-person singular simple present batters, present participle battering, simple past and past participle battered)

  1. To hit or strike violently and repeatedly.
    The firemen battered down the door.
  2. (cooking) To coat with batter (the food ingredient).
    I prefer it when they batter the cod with breadcrumbs.
  3. (figuratively) To defeat soundly; to thrash.
    Synonym: thrash
    Leeds United battered Charlton 7-0.
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      2018 June 24, Sam Wallace, “Harry Kane scores hat-trick as England hit Panama for six to secure World Cup knock-out qualification”, in Telegraph (UK):
      There have been so many times when England were such a tactically flat, stressed-out bunch that they could squeeze the joy out of battering even the meekest opposition, so at times against Panama you had to rub your eyes at the general levels of fun being had.
  4. (UK, slang, usually in the passive) To intoxicate.
    Synonym: intoxicate
    That cocktails will batter you!
    I was battered last night on our pub crawl.
  5. (metalworking) To flatten (metal) by hammering, so as to compress it inwardly and spread it outwardly.
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Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English bature, from Old French bateure (the action of beating), from batre (to beat).

NounEdit

batter (countable and uncountable, plural batters)

  1. (cooking, countable, uncountable) A beaten mixture of flour and liquid (usually egg and milk), used for baking (e.g. pancakes, cake, or Yorkshire pudding) or to coat food (e.g. fish) prior to frying.
    pancake batter
    To the dismay of his mother, the boy put his finger into the cake batter.
  2. (countable, slang) A binge; a heavy drinking session.
    Synonyms: bender, binge
    When he went on a batter, he became very violent.
  3. A paste of clay or loam.
  4. (countable, printing) A bruise on the face of a plate or of type in the form.
    • 1881, The Printing Times and Lithographer (page 251)
      In repairing batters at the edges of the plate, when the bevel has been torn away by the catches, &c., it is necessary to solder a piece of metal along the side.
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Etymology 3Edit

Unknown.

VerbEdit

batter (third-person singular simple present batters, present participle battering, simple past and past participle battered)

  1. (architecture) To slope (of walls, buildings etc.).

NounEdit

batter (plural batters)

  1. An incline on the outer face of a built wall.
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Etymology 4Edit

bat +‎ -er (agent suffix).

NounEdit

batter (plural batters)

  1. (baseball) The player attempting to hit the ball with a bat.
    Synonyms: hitter, batsman (rare)
    The first batter hit the ball into the corner for a double.
  2. (cricket) A player of the batting side now on the field.
  3. (cricket) The player now receiving strike; the striker.
  4. (cricket) Any player selected for his or her team principally to bat, as opposed to a bowler.
    • 2015, Brendon McCullum, ESPNcricnfo
      It's hard to put this on his shoulders while the guy is so young, but I firmly believe Kane could go down as New Zealand's greatest ever batter.
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DanishEdit

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batter

  1. present of batte

DutchEdit

VerbEdit

batter

  1. first-person singular present indicative of batteren
  2. imperative of batteren

FrenchEdit

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batter

  1. (sports) to bat

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ItalianEdit

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batter

  1. Apocopic form of battere

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LuxembourgishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old High German bittar, from Proto-West Germanic *bit(t)r, from Proto-Germanic *bitraz. Cognate with German bitter, English bitter, Dutch bitter, Icelandic bitur.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈbater/, [ˈbɑ.tɐ]

AdjectiveEdit

batter (masculine batteren, neuter battert, comparative méi batter, superlative am battersten)

  1. bitter

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RomanschEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin battere, present active infinitive of battō, alternative form of Latin battuō (beat, pound; fight).

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batter

  1. (Rumantsch Grischun) To beat.

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ScotsEdit

NounEdit

batter (uncountable)

  1. A batter.
  2. A glue; paste.