Definition and Meanings for bat

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Part of Speech of bat

noun, transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, intransitive verb

Etymology of bat

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 corrupt. from oe. back, backe, balke; cf. dan. aften-bakke (aften evening), sw. natt-backa (natt night), icel. leblaka (le leather), icel. blaka to flutter siamese

Meaning of bat

as noun

  • 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.
  • in badminton, tennis, and similar games, a racket.
  • a sheet of cotton used for filling quilts or comfortables; batting.
  • a part of a brick with one whole end; a brickbat.
  • shale or bituminous shale.
  • a stroke; a sharp blow.
  • a stroke of work.
  • rate of motion; speed.
  • a spree; a jollification.
  • manner; rate; condition; state of health.

as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

  • to strike or hit with a bat or a pole; to cudgel; to beat.

as intransitive verb

  • to use a bat, as in a game of baseball; when used with a numerical postmodifier it indicates a baseball player's performance (as a decimal) at bat; as, he batted .270 in 1993 (i.e. he got safe hits in 27 percent of his official turns at bat).

as transitive verb

  • to bate or flutter, as a hawk.
  • to wink.

as noun

  • one of the chiroptera, 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 chiroptera and vampire.

as noun, noun

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