Definitions for: Batter


[n] a flour mixture thin enough to pour or drop from a spoon
[n] a ballplayer who is batting
[v] make a dent or impression in; "dinge a soft hat"
[v] strike violently and repeatedly; "She clobbered the man who tried to attack her"
[v] strike against forcefully; "Winds buffeted the tent"



Webster (1913) Definition: Bat"ter (b[a^]t"t[~e]r), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Battered
(-t[~e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. Battering.] [OE. bateren, OF.
batre, F. battre, fr. LL. battere, for L. batuere to strike,
beat; of unknown origin. Cf. Abate, Bate to abate.]
1. To beat with successive blows; to beat repeatedly and with
violence, so as to bruise, shatter, or demolish; as, to
batter a wall or rampart.

2. To wear or impair as if by beating or by hard usage.
``Each battered jade.'' --Pope.

3. (Metallurgy) To flatten (metal) by hammering, so as to
compress it inwardly and spread it outwardly.


Bat"ter, n. [OE. batere, batire; cf. OF. bateure,
bature, a beating. See Batter, v. t.]
1. A semi-liquid mixture of several ingredients, as, flour,
eggs, milk, etc., beaten together and used in cookery.
--King.

2. Paste of clay or loam. --Holland.

3. (Printing) A bruise on the face of a plate or of type in
the form.


Bat"ter, n.
A backward slope in the face of a wall or of a bank; receding
slope.

Batter rule, an instrument consisting of a rule or frame,
and a plumb line, by which the batter or slope of a wall
is regulated in building.


Bat"ter, v. i. (Arch.)
To slope gently backward.


Bat"ter, n.
One who wields a bat; a batsman.

Synonyms: baste, batsman, buffet, clobber, dinge, hitter, knock about, slugger

See Also: ballplayer, baseball player, beat, beat up, bunter, change form, change shape, concoction, deform, designated hitter, fritter batter, intermixture, mixture, pancake batter, pate a choux, pinch hitter, pouf paste, puff batter, strike, switch-hitter, whiffer, work over

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