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  11  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bate  \Bate\,  n.  [Prob.  abbrev.  from  debate.] 
  Strife;  contention.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bate  \Bate\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Bated};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Bating}.]  [From  abate.] 
  1.  To  lessen  by  retrenching,  deducting,  or  reducing;  to 
  abate;  to  beat  down  to  lower. 
 
  He  must  either  bate  the  laborer's  wages,  or  not 
  employ  or  not  pay  him  --Locke. 
 
  2.  To  allow  by  way  of  abatement  or  deduction. 
 
  To  whom  he  bates  nothing  or  what  he  stood  upon  with 
  the  parliament.  --South. 
 
  3.  To  leave  out  to  except.  [Obs.] 
 
  Bate  me  the  king,  and  be  he  flesh  and  blood.  He 
  lies  that  says  it  --Beau.  &  Fl 
 
  4.  To  remove.  [Obs.] 
 
  About  autumn  bate  the  earth  from  about  the  roots  of 
  olives,  and  lay  them  bare.  --Holland. 
 
  5.  To  deprive  of  [Obs.] 
 
  When  baseness  is  exalted,  do  not  bate  The  place  its 
  honor  for  the  person's  sake.  --Herbert. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bate  \Bate\,  v.  t. 
  To  steep  in  bate,  as  hides,  in  the  manufacture  of  leather. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bate  \Bate\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  remit  or  retrench  a  part  --  with  of 
 
  Abate  thy  speed,  and  I  will  bate  of  mine.  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  To  waste  away  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bate  \Bate\,  v.  t. 
  To  attack;  to  bait.  [Obs.]  --Spenser. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bate  \Bate\, 
  imp.  of  {Bite}.  [Obs.]  --Spenser. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bate  \Bate\,  v.  i.  [F.  battre  des  ailes  to  flutter.  Cf  {Bait} 
  to  flutter.] 
  To  flutter  as  a  hawk;  to  bait.  [Obs.]  --Bacon. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bate  \Bate\,  n.  [Cf.  Sw  beta  maceration,  soaking,  G.  beize,  and 
  E.  bite.] 
  An  alkaline  solution  consisting  of  the  dung  of  certain 
  animals;  --  employed  in  the  preparation  of  hides;  grainer. 
  --Knight. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bate  \Bate\,  n.  (Jewish  Antiq.) 
  See  2d  {Bath}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Grainer  \Grain"er\,  n. 
  1.  An  infusion  of  pigeon's  dung  used  by  tanners  to  neutralize 
  the  effects  of  lime  and  give  flexibility  to  skins;  -- 
  called  also  {grains}  and  {bate.} 
 
  2.  A  knife  for  taking  the  hair  off  skins. 
 
  3.  One  who  paints  in  imitation  of  the  grain  of  wood,  marble, 
  etc.;  also  the  brush  or  tool  used  in  graining. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bate 
  v  1:  moderate  or  restrain;  lessen  the  force  of  "He  bated  his 
  breath  when  talking  about  this  affair";  "capable  of 
  bating  his  enthusiasm" 
  2:  flap  the  wings  wildly  or  frantically;  used  of  falcons 
  3:  soak  in  a  special  solution  to  soften  and  remove  chemicals 
  used  in  previous  treatments;  "bate  hides  and  skins" 




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