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  10  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bat  \Bat\,  n.  [Siamese.] 
  Same  as  {Tical},  n.,  1. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bat  \Bat\,  v.  t.  &  i. 
  1.  To  bate  or  flutter,  as  a  hawk.  [Obs.  or  Prov.  Eng.] 
 
  2.  To  wink.  [Local,  U.  S.  &  Prov  Eng.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bat  \Bat\,  n. 
  1.  In  badminton,  tennis,  and  similar  games,  a  racket. 
 
  2.  A  stroke;  a  sharp  blow.  [Colloq.  or  Slang] 
 
  3.  A  stroke  of  work  [Scot.  &  Prov.  Eng.] 
 
  4.  Rate  of  motion;  speed.  [Colloq.]  ``A  vast  host  of  fowl  .  . 
  .  making  at  full  bat  for  the  North  Sea.''  --Pall  Mall  Mag. 
 
  5.  A  spree;  a  jollification.  [Slang,  U.  S.] 
 
  6.  Manner;  rate;  condition;  state  of  health.  [Scot.  &  Prov. 
  Eng.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bat  \Bat\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Batted}  (?);  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Batting}.] 
  To  strike  or  hit  with  a  bat  or  a  pole;  to  cudgel;  to  beat 
  --Holland. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bat  \Bat\,  v.  i. 
  To  use  a  bat,  as  in  a  game  of  baseball. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bat  \Bat\,  n.  [Corrupt.  from  OE  back  backe,  balke;  cf  Dan. 
  aften-bakke  (aften  evening),  Sw  natt-backa  (natt  night), 
  Icel.  le[eth]r-blaka  (le[eth]r  leather),  Icel.  blaka  to 
  flutter.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  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}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  wingless,  dipterous  insect  of  the 
  genus  {Nycteribia},  parasitic  on  bats. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bat  \Bat\,  n.  [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.] 
  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.  (Mining)  Shale  or  bituminous  shale.  --Kirwan. 
 
  3.  A  sheet  of  cotton  used  for  filling  quilts  or  comfortables; 
  batting. 
 
  4.  A  part  of  a  brick  with  one  whole  end 
 
  {Bat  bolt}  (Machinery),  a  bolt  barbed  or  jagged  at  its  butt 
  or  tang  to  make  it  hold  the  more  firmly.  --Knight. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bat 
  n  1:  an  implement  used  in  baseball  by  the  batter  [syn:  {baseball 
  bat},  {lumber}] 
  2:  nocturnal  mouselike  mammal  with  forelimbs  modified  to  form 
  membranous  wings  and  anatomical  adaptations  for 
  echolocation  by  which  they  navigate  [syn:  {chiropteran}] 
  3:  a  turn  batting  (in  baseball);  "he  was  at  bat  when  it 
  happened"  or  "he  got  4  hits  in  4  at-bats"  [syn:  {at-bat}] 
  4:  a  small  racket  with  a  long  handle  used  for  playing  squash 
  [syn:  {squash  racket},  {squash  racquet}] 
  5:  a  bat  used  in  playing  cricket  [syn:  {cricket  bat}] 
  6:  used  for  hitting  the  ball  in  various  games 
  v  1:  strike  with  or  as  if  with  a  baseball  bat 
  2:  wink  briefly;  "bat  one's  eyelids"  [syn:  {flutter}] 
  3:  beat  thoroughly  in  a  competition  or  fight;  "We  licked  the 
  other  team  on  Sunday!"  [syn:  {clobber},  {drub},  {thrash}, 
  {lick}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Bat 
  The  Hebrew  word  (atalleph')  so  rendered  (Lev.  11:19;  Deut. 
  14:18)  implies  "flying  in  the  dark."  The  bat  is  reckoned  among 
  the  birds  in  the  list  of  unclean  animals.  To  cast  idols  to  the 
  "moles  and  to  the  bats"  means  to  carry  them  into  dark  caverns  or 
  desolate  places  to  which  these  animals  resort  (Isa.  2:20),  i.e., 
  to  consign  them  to  desolation  or  ruin. 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  BAT 
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