Definition of Bat

1. Noun. Nocturnal mouselike mammal with forelimbs modified to form membranous wings and anatomical adaptations for echolocation by which they navigate.

Exact synonyms: Chiropteran
Generic synonyms: Eutherian, Eutherian Mammal, Placental, Placental Mammal
Group relationships: Chiroptera, Order Chiroptera
Specialized synonyms: Fruit Bat, Megabat, Carnivorous Bat, Microbat
Terms within: Wing

2. Verb. Strike with, or as if with a baseball bat. "Bat the ball"
Category relationships: Baseball, Baseball Game
Generic synonyms: Hit
Specialized synonyms: Switch-hit
Derivative terms: Batter, Batting

3. Noun. (baseball) a turn trying to get a hit. "He got four hits in four at-bats"
Exact synonyms: At-bat
Generic synonyms: Play, Turn
Category relationships: Baseball, Baseball Game

4. Verb. Wink briefly. "Bat one's eyelids"
Exact synonyms: Flutter
Generic synonyms: Blink, Nictate, Nictitate, Wink

5. Noun. A small racket with a long handle used for playing squash.
Exact synonyms: Squash Racket, Squash Racquet
Generic synonyms: Racket, Racquet

6. Verb. Have a turn at bat. "Jones bats first, followed by Martinez"
Category relationships: Baseball, Baseball Game
Generic synonyms: Hit

7. Noun. The club used in playing cricket. "A cricket bat has a narrow handle and a broad flat end for hitting"
Exact synonyms: Cricket Bat
Generic synonyms: Cricket Equipment
Terms within: Grip, Handgrip, Handle, Hold

8. Verb. Use a bat. "Who's batting?"
Category relationships: Baseball, Baseball Game
Generic synonyms: Hit

9. Noun. A club used for hitting a ball in various games.
Specialized synonyms: Baseball Bat, Lumber, Paddle
Generic synonyms: Club

10. Verb. Beat thoroughly and conclusively in a competition or fight. "The fighter managed to bat his opponent"; "We licked the other team on Sunday!"
Exact synonyms: Clobber, Cream, Drub, Lick, Thrash
Generic synonyms: Beat, Beat Out, Crush, Shell, Trounce, Vanquish
Related verbs: Flail, Lam, Thrash, Thresh
Derivative terms: Drubbing, Thrashing

Definition of Bat

1. n. A large stick; a club; specifically, a piece of wood with one end thicker or broader than the other, used in playing baseball, cricket, etc.

2. v. t. To strike or hit with a bat or a pole; to cudgel; to beat.

3. v. i. To use a bat, as in a game of baseball.

4. n. One of the Cheiroptera, an order of flying mammals, in which the wings are formed by a membrane stretched between the elongated fingers, legs, and tail. The common bats are small and insectivorous. See Cheiroptera and Vampire.

5. n. Same as Tical, n., 1.

6. v. t. & i. To bate or flutter, as a hawk.

7. n. In badminton, tennis, and similar games, a racket.

Definition of Bat

1. Acronym. best available technology; a principle applying to regulations on limiting pollutant discharges. ¹

2. Noun. Any of the small, nocturnal, flying mammals of the order Chiroptera, which navigate by means of echolocation. They look like a mouse with membranous wings extending from the forelimbs to the hind limbs or tail. Altogether, there are about 1,000 bat species in the world. ¹

3. Noun. (context: offensive) An old woman. ¹

4. Noun. (1811) A low whore: so called from moving out like a bat in the dusk of the evening. ¹

5. Noun. A club made of wood or aluminium used for striking the ball in sports such as baseball, softball and cricket. ¹

6. Noun. A turn at hitting the ball with a bat in a game. ¹

7. Noun. (two-up): The piece of wood on which the spinner places the coins and then uses for throwing them. (Reference: Sidney J. Baker, ''The Australian Language'', second edition, 1966, chapter XI section 3, page 242.) ¹

8. Verb. (transitive) to hit with a bat. ¹

9. Verb. (intransitive) to take a turn at hitting a ball with a bat in sports like cricket, baseball and softball, as opposed to fielding. ¹

10. Verb. (intransitive) to strike or swipe as though with a bat ¹

11. Verb. (transitive) to flutter: ''bat one's eyelashes''. ¹

12. Noun. (obsolete) packsaddle ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bat

1. to hit a baseball [v BATTED, BATTING, BATS]

Medical Definition of Bat

1. 1. A large stick; a club; specifically, a piece of wood with one end thicker or broader than the other, used in playing baseball, cricket, etc. 2. Shale or bituminous shale. 3. A sheet of cotton used for filling quilts or comfortables; batting. 4. A part of a brick with one whole end. Bat bolt, a bolt barbed or jagged at its butt or tang to make it hold the more firmly. Origin: OE. Batte, botte, AS. Batt; perhaps fr. The Celtic; cf. Ir. Bat, bata, stick, staff; but cf. Also F. Batte a beater (thing), wooden sword, battre to beat. One of the Cheiroptera, an order of flying mammals, in which the wings are formed by a membrane stretched between the elongated fingers, legs, and tail. The common bats are small and insectivorous. See Cheiroptera and Vampire. Bat tick, a wingless, dipterous insect of the genus Nycteribia, parasitic on bats. Origin: Corrupt. From OE. Back, backe, balke; cf. Dan. Aften-bakke]/> (aften evening), Sw. Natt-backa]/> (natt night), Icel. Ler-blaka]/> (ler leather), Icel. Blaka to flutter. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bat

baston
bastonade
bastonaded
bastonades
bastonading
bastons
bastos
basts
basturma
basuco
basucos
basuko
basyle
basyles
basylous
bat-fowler
bat-fowlers
bat-fowling
bat-pad
bat-pads
bat-phone
bat a thousand
bat an eye
bat an eyelash
bat an eyelid
bat around
bat away
bat boy

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