Definition of Battery

1. Noun. Group of guns or missile launchers operated together at one place.

2. Noun. A device that produces electricity; may have several primary or secondary cells arranged in parallel or series.

3. Noun. A collection of related things intended for use together. "Took a battery of achievement tests"
Member holonyms: Sub-test
Terms within: Artillery, Gun, Heavy Weapon, Ordnance
Generic synonyms: Accumulation, Aggregation, Assemblage, Collection

4. Noun. A unit composed of the pitcher and catcher.
Group relationships: Baseball Team
Generic synonyms: Squad, Team

5. Noun. A series of stamps operated in one mortar for crushing ores.
Exact synonyms: Stamp Battery
Terms within: Pestle, Stamp
Generic synonyms: Stamp Mill, Stamping Mill

6. Noun. The heavy fire of artillery to saturate an area rather than hit a specific target. "The shelling went on for hours without pausing"
Exact synonyms: Barrage, Barrage Fire, Bombardment, Shelling
Generic synonyms: Fire, Firing
Derivative terms: Shell

7. Noun. An assault in which the assailant makes physical contact.
Exact synonyms: Assault And Battery
Generic synonyms: Assault
Specialized synonyms: Resisting Arrest

Definition of Battery

1. n. The act of battering or beating.

Definition of Battery

1. Noun. A device that produces electricity by a chemical reaction between two substances. ¹

2. Noun. (legal) The crime or tort of intentionally striking another person. ¹

3. Noun. A coordinated group of artillery. ¹

4. Noun. An array of similar things. ¹

5. Noun. A set of small cages where hens are kept for the purpose of farming their eggs. ¹

6. Noun. (baseball) The catcher and the pitcher together ¹

7. Noun. (chess) Two or more major pieces on the same rank, file, or diagonal ¹

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Definition of Battery

1. a device for generating an electric current [n -TERIES]

Medical Definition of Battery

1. A group of voltaic cells connected in series. (09 Jan 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Battery

batterie de cuisine
battering ram
battering rams
battering train
battering trains
batters' boxes
battery (current term)
battery-backed save
battery-backed saves
battery acid
battery booster
battery cage
battery cages
battery charger
battery hen
battery mate

Literary usage of Battery

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Handbook of the Law of Torts by Heman Gerald Chapin (1917)
"battery 62. "battery is an unlawful touching the person of another by the ... 28 A battery is a consummated assault. Though the force be but slight, ..."

2. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1878)
"IN the 'Journal of the Chemical Society/ November, 1868,* we first published an account of the chloride of silver battery, which we had devised as ..."

3. Bulletin by National Electric Light Association (1911)
"In 1903 we had a disastrous flood which completely submerged the smaller battery. After the flood this battery had to be taken apart to get rid of ..."

4. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1912)
"tery, when he was я long distance up the river from the Buttery, and then saw that tlie waters off the battery were crowded with vessels. ..."

5. Journal by Institution of Electrical Engineers Radio Section (1877)
"pressure and are not so liable to be injured by the heat of the battery. The third improvement is in the method of heating. Instead of the gas flames ..."

6. Transactions by North of England Institute of Mining and Mechanical Engineers, American Society of Civil Engineers., Gerard H. Matthes (1887)
"Tu K writer has prepared this paper with a view of bringing but'oru the members a form of primary battery suited for safety-lamps, so that the relative ..."

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