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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Batter  \Bat"ter\  (b[a^]t"t[~e]r),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Battered} 
  (-t[~e]rd);  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Battering}.]  [OE.  bateren  OF 
  batre,  F.  battre,  fr  LL  battere,  for  L.  batuere  to  strike, 
  beat  of  unknown  origin.  Cf  {Abate},  {Bate}  to  abate.] 
  1.  To  beat  with  successive  blows;  to  beat  repeatedly  and  with 
  violence,  so  as  to  bruise,  shatter,  or  demolish;  as  to 
  batter  a  wall  or  rampart. 
 
  2.  To  wear  or  impair  as  if  by  beating  or  by  hard  usage. 
  ``Each  battered  jade.''  --Pope. 
 
  3.  (Metallurgy)  To  flatten  (metal)  by  hammering,  so  as  to 
  compress  it  inwardly  and  spread  it  outwardly. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Batter  \Bat"ter\,  n.  [OE.  batere  batire;  cf  OF  bateure 
  bature,  a  beating.  See  {Batter},  v.  t.] 
  1.  A  semi-liquid  mixture  of  several  ingredients,  as  flour, 
  eggs,  milk,  etc.,  beaten  together  and  used  in  cookery. 
  --King. 
 
  2.  Paste  of  clay  or  loam.  --Holland. 
 
  3.  (Printing)  A  bruise  on  the  face  of  a  plate  or  of  type  in 
  the  form 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Batter  \Bat"ter\,  n. 
  A  backward  slope  in  the  face  of  a  wall  or  of  a  bank;  receding 
  slope. 
 
  {Batter  rule},  an  instrument  consisting  of  a  rule  or  frame, 
  and  a  plumb  line  by  which  the  batter  or  slope  of  a  wall 
  is  regulated  in  building. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Batter  \Bat"ter\,  v.  i.  (Arch.) 
  To  slope  gently  backward. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Batter  \Bat"ter\,  n. 
  One  who  wields  a  bat;  a  batsman. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  batter 
  n  1:  a  ballplayer  who  is  batting  [syn:  {hitter},  {slugger},  {batsman}] 
  2:  a  flour  mixture  thin  enough  to  pour  or  drop  from  a  spoon 
  v  1:  strike  against  forcefully;  "Winds  buffeted  the  tent"  [syn:  {buffet}, 
  {knock  about}] 
  2:  strike  violently  and  repeatedly;  "She  clobbered  the  man  who 
  tried  to  attack  her"  [syn:  {clobber},  {baste}] 
  3:  make  a  dent  or  impression  in  "dinge  a  soft  hat"  [syn:  {dinge}] 




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