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Definitions and meaning of bat

bat

Pronunciation

  • enPR: băt, IPA(key): /bæt/
  • Rhymes: -æt

Etymology 1

Dialectal variant (akin to dialectal Swedish natt-batta) of Middle English bakke, balke, from North Germanic. Compare Old Swedish natbakka, Old Danish nathbakkæ (literally night-flapper), Old Norse leðrblaka (literally leather-flapper).

Noun

bat (plural bats)

  1. Any of the flying mammals of the order Chiroptera, usually small and nocturnal, insectivorous or frugivorous.
    • The Bat—they called him the Bat. Like a bat he chose the night hours for his work of rapine; like a bat he struck and vanished, pouncingly, noiselessly; like a bat he never showed himself to the face of the day.
    • 2012, Suemedha Sood, (bbc.co.uk) Travelwise: Texas love bats [sic]
      As well as being worth millions of dollars to the Texan agriculture industry, these mammals are worth millions of dollars to the state’s tourism industry. Texas is home to the world’s largest known bat colony (in Comal County), and the world’s largest urban bat colony (in Austin). Bat watching is a common activity, with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department offering more bat-viewing sites than anywhere else in the US.
  2. (derogatory) An old woman.
Synonyms
  • (flying mammal): chiropter, chiropteran, flindermouse, flittermouse, fluttermouse, flying-mouse, rearmouse/reremouse
Derived terms
Translations

See also

  • Appendix:Animals
  • Appendix:English collective nouns

Etymology 2

From Middle English bat, batte, from Old English batt (bat, club, cudgel), probably of Celtic origin, compare Old Breton bath (club, cudgel) and modern Breton bazh (swagger stick).

Noun

bat (plural bats)

  1. A club made of wood or aluminium used for striking the ball in sports such as baseball, softball and cricket.
  2. A turn at hitting the ball with a bat in a game.
  3. (two-up) The piece of wood on which the spinner places the coins and then uses for throwing them.
  4. (mining) Shale or bituminous shale.
    • 1799, Richard Kirwan, Geological Essays
      bituminous shale ; which miners , if I mistake not , call bat
  5. A sheet of cotton used for filling quilts or comfortables; batting.
  6. A part of a brick with one whole end.
  7. A stroke; a sharp blow.
  8. (Britain, Scotland, dialect) A stroke of work.
  9. (informal) Rate of motion; speed.
    • 1842, Sporting Magazine (page 251)
      On starting, The Nun led at a very slow pace for a quarter of a mile, when the Shrigley colt made running at a good bat.
    • 1898, unknown author, Pall Mall Magazine
      a vast host of fowl [] making at full bat for the North Sea.
  10. (US, slang, dated) A spree; a jollification.
  11. (Britain, Scotland, dialect) Manner; rate; condition; state of health.
Synonyms
  • (two-up): kip, stick, kylie, lannet
Derived terms
Translations

Verb

bat (third-person singular simple present bats, present participle batting, simple past and past participle batted)

  1. (transitive) To hit with a bat or (figuratively) as if with a bat.
  2. (intransitive) To take a turn at hitting a ball with a bat in sports like cricket, baseball and softball, as opposed to fielding.
  3. (intransitive) To strike or swipe as though with a bat.
Derived terms
Translations

References

Etymology 3

Possibly a variant of bate.

Verb

bat (third-person singular simple present bats, present participle batting, simple past and past participle batted)

  1. (transitive) To flutter
  2. (US, Britain, dialect) To wink.
  3. (Britain, dialect, obsolete) To bate or flutter, as a hawk.
  4. (intransitive, usually with 'around' or 'about') To flit quickly from place to place.
Usage notes

Most commonly used in the phrase bat an eye, and variants thereof.

Derived terms
  • bat an eye, bat an eyelash, bat an eyelid

Etymology 4

Borrowed from French bât, from Old French bast, from Vulgar Latin *bastum, form of *bastāre (to carry), from Ancient Greek βαστάζω (bastázō, to lift, carry). Doublet of baton and baston.

Noun

bat (plural bats)

  1. (obsolete) A packsaddle.
Derived terms
  • batman

Etymology 5

Noun

bat

  1. Dated form of baht (Thai currency).

Etymology 6

Noun

bat (plural bats)

  1. (Caribbean, MLE) Clipping of batty (buttocks or anus).

Etymology 7

Noun

bat (plural bats)

  1. (Britain, dialect, obsolete) A child's shoe without a welt.
    • 1909, Boot and Shoe Recorder (volume 55, page 25)
      The retailer who sells a little girl a pretty pair of shoes today instead of a pair of bats, is bound to sell that girl, when she grows up, a pair of stylish $3 or $4 shoes instead of her buying a pair of $1.98 bargain bats elsewhere.
  2. (Britain, slang, obsolete) A boot that is badly made or in poor condition.
References
  • (child's shoe; boot): J. Wright, The English Dialect Dictionary
  • (boot): 1873, John Camden Hotten, The Slang Dictionary

Anagrams

  • ABT, ATB, B.T.A., BTA, TBA, Tab, abt, abt., tab

Aromanian

Alternative forms

  • batu

Etymology

From Late Latin battō, from Latin battuō. Compare Daco-Romanian bate, bat.

Verb

bat (third-person singular present indicative bati/bate, past participle bãtutã)

  1. I beat, hit, strike.
  2. I defeat.

Synonyms

  • (beat): agudescu
  • (defeat): azvingu

Related terms

  • batiri/batire
  • bãteri
  • bãtut
  • bãtutã
  • strãbat

Basque

Etymology

From a reduced form of Proto-Basque *bade (one, some), present also in bederatzi (nine) and bedera (same; everyone). Compared by Eduardo Orduña and Joan Ferrer to Iberian ban (one).

Pronunciation

  • (standard) IPA(key): /bat/

Determiner

bat

  1. a, an, some

Numeral

bat

  1. one

Derived terms

  • batasun (unity)

Pronoun

bat

  1. (indefinite) some

Declension

Derived terms

  • bakoitz (each)

References

Further reading

  • “bat” in Euskaltzaindiaren Hiztegia, euskaltzaindia.eus
  • Azkue, Resurrección María de (1905–1906) , “bat”, in Diccionario vasco-español-francés = Dictionnaire basque-espagnol-français [Basque-Spanish-French Dictionary] (in Spanish and French), volume 1, Bilbao, page 137

Catalan

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -at

Verb

bat

  1. third-person singular present indicative form of batre
  2. second-person singular imperative form of batre

Cebuano

Alternative forms

  • balat

Noun

bat

  1. a type of sea cucumber

Chinese


Danish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈb̥ad̥]

Etymology 1

From English bat.

Noun

bat n (singular definite battet, plural indefinite bat or bats)

  1. bat (a club for striking a ball)
Inflection

Etymology 2

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb

bat

  1. imperative of batte

French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ba/
  • Homophones: bât, bas, bats

Verb

bat

  1. third-person singular present indicative of battre

Anagrams

  • t.a.b.

German

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /baːt/
  • Rhymes: -aːt
  • Homophones: Bad (standard, but not universal), Bart (some speakers)

Verb

bat

  1. first-person singular preterite indicative of bitten
  2. third-person singular preterite indicative of bitten

Jamaican Creole

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbat/
  • Hyphenation: bat

Etymology 1

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Noun

bat (plural: bat dem, quantified: bat)

  1. moth (nocturnal insect)
Derived terms
  • dunce bat
  • duppy bat

Etymology 2

From English bat.

Noun

bat (plural: bat dem, quantified: bat)

  1. bat (instrument for hitting or striking)
Derived terms
  1. old bat

References

  • Richard Allsopp (main editor), Dictionary of Caribbean English Usage, 2003 (reprint by The University of the West Indies Press, originally 1996 by Oxford University Press), ISBN 9789766401450 (originally ISBN-10: 976-640-145-4), page 83
  • bat – jamaicans.com Jamaican Patois dictionary

Jingpho

Etymology

Borrowed from Burmese ပတ် (pat)

Noun

bat

  1. week

References

  • Kurabe, Keita (2016-12-31) , “Phonology of Burmese loanwords in Jinghpaw”, in Kyoto University Linguistic Research[2], volume 35, DOI:10.14989/219015, ISSN 1349-7804, pages 91–128

Luo

Noun

bat (plural bede)

  1. arm

Middle Dutch

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bat/

Etymology 1

From Old Dutch *bath, from Proto-Germanic *baþą.

Noun

bat n

  1. bath
Inflection

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Descendants
  • Dutch: bad
  • Limburgish: baad

Etymology 2

From Old Dutch *bat, *bet, from Proto-Germanic *batiz.

Adverb

bat

  1. better; comparative degree of wel
    Synonym: beter
Alternative forms
  • bet
Descendants
  • Dutch: bet- only in betovergroot- (great grand-) and betweter (know-it-all)

Etymology 3

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb

bat

  1. first/third-person singular past indicative of bidden

Further reading

  • “bat (I)”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • “bat (III)”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • Verwijs, E.; Verdam, J. (1885–1929) , “bat (I)”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, →ISBN, page I
  • Verwijs, E.; Verdam, J. (1885–1929) , “bet (III)”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, →ISBN, page bet

Middle English

Etymology 1

From Old English batt, from Celtic; influenced by Old French batte.

Alternative forms

  • batt, batte, bot

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bat/, /bɔt/

Noun

bat (plural battes or botten)

  1. A mace, bat, or morningstar (blunt weapon)
  2. (rare) A pole or stick used for other
  3. (rare, Late Middle English) A strike or hit from a weapon.
  4. (rare, Late Middle English) A clump of soft material.
Descendants
  • English: bat, batt
  • Scots: bat
  • Yola: bath, bat
  • Irish: bata
  • Scottish Gaelic: bata
References
  • “bat, n.”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2018-07-16.

Etymology 2

Noun

bat

  1. (Northern) Alternative form of bot (boat)

Min Nan


Old English

Etymology

From Proto-West Germanic *bait.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bɑːt/

Noun

bāt m or f (nominative plural bātas)

  1. boat

Declension

Descendants


Old French

Alternative forms

  • bot, bote

Etymology

Borrowed from Old English bāt and Middle English bot.

Noun

bat m (oblique plural batz, nominative singular batz, nominative plural bat)

  1. boat

References

  • Godefroy, Frédéric, Dictionnaire de l'ancienne langue française et de tous ses dialectes du IXe au XVe siècle (1881) (bat)

Old Irish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bad/

Verb

bat

  1. inflection of is:
    1. third-person plural imperative
    2. third-person plural present subjunctive

Mutation


Polish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bat/

Etymology 1

From Proto-Slavic *batъ.

Noun

bat m inan (diminutive bacik)

  1. whip (rod)
    Synonym: bicz
Declension
Related terms
  • (noun) batog
  • (verb) batożyć

Etymology 2

Noun

bat m inan

  1. bateau (type of boat)
Declension

Etymology 3

From Thai บาท (bàat).

Noun

bat m inan

  1. baht (official currency of Thailand)

Further reading

  • bat in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • bat in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Romanian

Verb

bat

  1. first-person singular present indicative of bate
  2. first-person singular present subjunctive of bate
  3. third-person plural present indicative of bate

Serbo-Croatian

Etymology 1

From Proto-Slavic *batъ.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bât/

Noun

bȁt m (Cyrillic spelling ба̏т)

  1. mallet
  2. helve hammer
Declension

Etymology 2

Borrowed from Ottoman Turkish باصدی(bastı), from باصمق(basmak).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bâːt/

Noun

bȃt m (Cyrillic spelling ба̑т)

  1. The tramp of heavy footsteps, as in a military march
    • 1939, Čedomir Minderović, Crven je istok i zapad:
      Napred, sve bliže i bliže, / Čuje se koraka bat. / Glas milijona se diže: / Dole fašizam i rat!
      Forward, ever closer and closer, / the tramp of footsteps is heard. / The voice of millions is raised: / Down with fascism and war!
  2. (rare) The tramp of horses’ hooves
Declension

Etymology 3

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bâːt/

Noun

bȃt m (Cyrillic spelling ба̑т)

  1. Alternative form of bȁht
Declension

References

  • “bat” in Hrvatski jezični portal
  • “bat” in Hrvatski jezični portal
  • “bat” in Hrvatski jezični portal

Spanish

Etymology

From English bat.

Noun

bat m (plural bats)

  1. (baseball) bat (act of batting)
  2. Misspelling of baht.

Turkish

Verb

bat

  1. sink (imperative)

Tzotzil

Pronunciation

  • (Zinacantán) IPA(key): /ɓätʰ/

Verb

bat

  1. (intransitive) to go

References

  • Laughlin, Robert M. (1975) The Great Tzotzil Dictionary of San Lorenzo Zinacantán. Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press.
  • Laughlin, Robert M. [et al.] (1988) The Great Tzotzil Dictionary of Santo Domingo Zinacantán, vol. I. Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press.

Westrobothnian

Noun

bat f

  1. excrement
  2. dirt, uncleanliness

Noun

bat m (definite batn, plural baat)

  1. Alternative spelling of båt

Yola

Noun

bat

  1. Alternative form of bath

References

  • Jacob Poole (1867) , William Barnes, editor, A glossary, with some pieces of verse, of the old dialect of the English colony in the baronies of Forth and Bargy, County of Wexford, Ireland, J. Russell Smith, →ISBN

Yucatec Maya

Noun

bat (plural batoʼob)

  1. hail, hailstone

Zhuang

Pronunciation

  • (Standard Zhuang) IPA(key): /paːt˧˥/
  • Tone numbers: bat7
  • Hyphenation: bat

Etymology 1

From Chinese (MC puɑt̚).

Noun

bat (Sawndip forms or 𥐙 or or or , old orthography bat)

  1. basin; bowl
    Synonym: (dialectal) angq
Derived terms

Classifier

bat (old orthography bat)

  1. basin of; bowl of

Etymology 2

From Chinese (MC pˠɛt̚, “eight”). Doublet of bet.

Numeral

bat (old orthography bat)

  1. eight (used in compounds)
    Synonym: bet

Source: wiktionary.org
  • to hit a ball with a bat (cricket, baseball).
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)