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BAT

abbr.
Bachelor of Arts in Teaching

bat 1

 (băt)
n.
1. A stout wooden stick; a cudgel.
2. A blow, such as one delivered with a stick.
3. Baseball A rounded, often wooden club, wider and heavier at the hitting end and tapering at the handle, used to strike the ball.
4. Sports
a. A club used in cricket, having a broad, flat-surfaced hitting end and a distinct, narrow handle.
b. The racket used in various games, such as table tennis or racquets.
v. bat·ted, bat·ting, bats
v.tr.
1. To hit with or as if with a bat.
2. Baseball
a. To cause (a run) to be scored while at bat: batted the winning run in with a double.
b. To have (a certain percentage) as a batting average.
3. Informal To discuss or consider at length: bat an idea around.
v.intr.
1. Baseball
a. To use a bat.
b. To have a turn at bat.
2. Slang To wander about aimlessly.
Phrasal Verb:
bat out
Informal To produce in a hurried or informal manner: batted out thank-you notes all morning.
Idioms:
at bat Sports
Taking one's turn to bat, as in baseball or cricket.
go to bat for
To give assistance to; defend.
right off the bat
Without hesitation; immediately: They responded right off the bat.

[Middle English, perhaps partly of Celtic origin and partly from Old French batte, pounding implement, flail (from batre, to beat; see batter1).]

bat 2

 (băt)
n.
Any of various nocturnal flying mammals of the order Chiroptera, having membranous wings that extend from the forelimbs to the hind limbs or tail and anatomical adaptations for echolocation, by which they navigate and hunt prey.
Idiom:
have bats in (one's) belfry
To behave in an eccentric, bizarre manner.

[Alteration of Middle English bakke, of Scandinavian origin.]

bat 3

 (băt)
tr.v. bat·ted, bat·ting, bats
To wink or flutter: bat one's eyelashes.
Idiom:
not bat an eye/eyelash Informal
To show no emotion; appear unaffected: The reporter didn't bat an eyelash while reading the gruesome news.

[Probably a variant of bate.]

bat 4

 (băt)
n. Slang
A binge; a spree.

[Probably from batter, spree.]

bat

(bæt)
n
1. (Ball Games, other than specified) any of various types of club with a handle, used to hit the ball in certain sports, such as cricket, baseball, or table tennis
2. (Aeronautics) a flat round club with a short handle, resembling a table-tennis bat, used by a man on the ground to guide the pilot of an aircraft when taxiing
3. (Cricket) cricket short for batsman
4. any stout stick, esp a wooden one
5. informal a blow from such a stick
6. (Games, other than specified) Austral a small board used for tossing the coins in the game of two-up
7. slang US and Canadian a drinking spree; binge
8. slang speed; rate; pace: they went at a fair bat.
9. (Textiles) another word for batting1
10. (Cricket) carry one's bat cricket (of an opening batsman) to reach the end of an innings without being dismissed
11. off one's own bat
a. of one's own accord; without being prompted by someone else
b. by one's own unaided efforts
12. off the bat right off the bat informal US and Canadian immediately; without hesitation
vb, bats, batting or batted
13. (tr) to strike with or as if with a bat
14. (General Sporting Terms) (intr) sport (of a player or a team) to take a turn at batting
[Old English batt club, probably of Celtic origin; compare Gaelic bat, Russian bat]

bat

(bæt)
n
1. (Animals) any placental mammal of the order Chiroptera, being a nocturnal mouselike animal flying with a pair of membranous wings (patagia). The group is divided into the Megachiroptera (fruit bats) and Microchiroptera (insectivorous bats).
2. slang an irritating or eccentric woman (esp in the phrase old bat)
3. blind as a bat having extremely poor eyesight
4. have bats in the belfry have bats in one's belfry informal to be mad or eccentric; have strange ideas
5. like a bat out of hell slang very quickly
[C14 bakke, probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Norse ledhrblaka leather-flapper, Swedish dialect natt-batta night bat]
ˈbatlike adj

bat

(bæt)
vb (tr) , bats, batting or batted
1. to wink or flutter (one's eyelids)
2. not bat an eye not bat an eyelid informal to show no surprise or concern
[C17: probably a variant of bate2]

bat1

(bæt)

n., v. bat•ted, bat•ting. n.
1. the wooden club used in certain games, as baseball and cricket, to strike the ball.
2. a racket, esp. one used in badminton or table tennis.
3. a whip used by a jockey.
4. a heavy stick, club, or cudgel.
5. Informal. a blow, as with a bat.
6. any fragment of brick or hardened clay.
7. any of various slabs used in holding ceramic objects while they are being made.
8. batt.
v.t.
9. to strike or hit with or as if with a bat or club.
10. (of a baseball player) to have a batting average of; hit.
v.i.
11.
a. to strike at the ball with the bat.
b. to take one's turn as a batter.
12. Slang. to rush.
13. bat around,
a. Slang. to roam; drift.
b. Informal. to discuss: to bat around an idea.
14. bat in, to cause (a run in baseball) to be scored.
15. bat out, to produce quickly.
Idioms:
1. at bat,
a. taking one's turn to bat in a game.
b. an instance at bat officially charged to a batter.
2. go to bat for, Informal. to intercede on behalf of.
3. (right) off the bat, without delay; instantly.
[1175–1225; Middle English bat(te), bot, Old English batt]

bat2

(bæt)

n.
any of numerous flying mammals of the order Chiroptera, having large wings made of membranes extending from the forelimbs to the hind limbs and navigating, usu. at night, by echolocation.
Idioms:
have bats in one's belfry, to have crazy ideas; behave insanely.
[1570–75]
bat′like`, adj.

bat3

(bæt)

v.t. bat•ted, bat•ting.
to blink; wink; flutter.
Idioms:
not bat an eye, to show no emotion.
[1605–15; alter. of bate2]

bat4

(bæt)
n.
1. Brit. rate of speed.
2. Slang. a spree.
[1820–25]

bat.

1. battalion.
2. battery.

bat

(băt)
Any of various flying mammals that have thin wings consisting of skin that extends from the forelimbs to the hind limbs or tail. Bats are usually active at night and use echolocation to navigate.
Did You Know? The well-known phrase "blind as a bat" is somewhat misleading. In fact, some bats have excellent eyesight, and bats on the whole are quite skilled in moving about and hunting prey in total darkness. Using a form of natural radar called echolocation, the bat emits a series of very high-pitched squeaks, inaudible to human ears, which reflect off objects in the bat's path. Relying on the pattern of echoes it hears, the bat can then avoid obstacles or home in on a specific target.

bat


Past participle: batted
Gerund: batting

Imperative
bat
bat
Present
I bat
you bat
he/she/it bats
we bat
you bat
they bat
Preterite
I batted
you batted
he/she/it batted
we batted
you batted
they batted
Present Continuous
I am batting
you are batting
he/she/it is batting
we are batting
you are batting
they are batting
Present Perfect
I have batted
you have batted
he/she/it has batted
we have batted
you have batted
they have batted
Past Continuous
I was batting
you were batting
he/she/it was batting
we were batting
you were batting
they were batting
Past Perfect
I had batted
you had batted
he/she/it had batted
we had batted
you had batted
they had batted
Future
I will bat
you will bat
he/she/it will bat
we will bat
you will bat
they will bat
Future Perfect
I will have batted
you will have batted
he/she/it will have batted
we will have batted
you will have batted
they will have batted
Future Continuous
I will be batting
you will be batting
he/she/it will be batting
we will be batting
you will be batting
they will be batting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been batting
you have been batting
he/she/it has been batting
we have been batting
you have been batting
they have been batting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been batting
you will have been batting
he/she/it will have been batting
we will have been batting
you will have been batting
they will have been batting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been batting
you had been batting
he/she/it had been batting
we had been batting
you had been batting
they had been batting
Conditional
I would bat
you would bat
he/she/it would bat
we would bat
you would bat
they would bat
Past Conditional
I would have batted
you would have batted
he/she/it would have batted
we would have batted
you would have batted
they would have batted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bat - nocturnal mouselike mammal with forelimbs modified to form membranous wings and anatomical adaptations for echolocation by which they navigatebat - nocturnal mouselike mammal with forelimbs modified to form membranous wings and anatomical adaptations for echolocation by which they navigate
eutherian, eutherian mammal, placental, placental mammal - mammals having a placenta; all mammals except monotremes and marsupials
Chiroptera, order Chiroptera - an old order dating to early Eocene: bats: suborder Megachiroptera (fruit bats); suborder Microchiroptera (insectivorous bats)
fruit bat, megabat - large Old World bat of warm and tropical regions that feeds on fruit
carnivorous bat, microbat - typically having large ears and feeding primarily on insects; worldwide in distribution
wing - a movable organ for flying (one of a pair)
2.bat - (baseball) a turn trying to get a hitbat - (baseball) a turn trying to get a hit; "he was at bat when it happened"; "he got four hits in four at-bats"
turn, play - (game) the activity of doing something in an agreed succession; "it is my turn"; "it is still my play"
baseball, baseball game - a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs; "he played baseball in high school"; "there was a baseball game on every empty lot"; "there was a desire for National League ball in the area"; "play ball!"
3.bat - a small racket with a long handle used for playing squashbat - a small racket with a long handle used for playing squash
racquet, racket - a sports implement (usually consisting of a handle and an oval frame with a tightly interlaced network of strings) used to strike a ball (or shuttlecock) in various games
4.bat - the club used in playing cricketbat - the club used in playing cricket; "a cricket bat has a narrow handle and a broad flat end for hitting"
cricket equipment - sports equipment used in playing cricket
handgrip, handle, grip, hold - the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it; "he grabbed the hammer by the handle"; "it was an old briefcase but it still had a good grip"
5.bat - a club used for hitting a ball in various gamesbat - a club used for hitting a ball in various games
baseball bat, lumber - an implement used in baseball by the batter
club - stout stick that is larger at one end; "he carried a club in self defense"; "he felt as if he had been hit with a club"
paddle - small wooden bat with a flat surface; used for hitting balls in various games
Verb1.bat - strike with, or as if with a baseball batbat - strike with, or as if with a baseball bat; "bat the ball"
baseball, baseball game - a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs; "he played baseball in high school"; "there was a baseball game on every empty lot"; "there was a desire for National League ball in the area"; "play ball!"
hit - deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument; "He hit her hard in the face"
bat - use a bat; "Who's batting?"
bat - have a turn at bat; "Jones bats first, followed by Martinez"
switch-hit - bat right-handed against a left-handed and left-handed against a right-handed pitcher
2.bat - wink briefly; "bat one's eyelids"
blink, nictate, nictitate, wink - briefly shut the eyes; "The TV announcer never seems to blink"
3.bat - have a turn at batbat - have a turn at bat; "Jones bats first, followed by Martinez"
baseball, baseball game - a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs; "he played baseball in high school"; "there was a baseball game on every empty lot"; "there was a desire for National League ball in the area"; "play ball!"
hit - deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument; "He hit her hard in the face"
bat - strike with, or as if with a baseball bat; "bat the ball"
4.bat - use a batbat - use a bat; "Who's batting?"    
baseball, baseball game - a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs; "he played baseball in high school"; "there was a baseball game on every empty lot"; "there was a desire for National League ball in the area"; "play ball!"
hit - deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument; "He hit her hard in the face"
bat - strike with, or as if with a baseball bat; "bat the ball"
5.bat - beat thoroughly and conclusively in a competition or fightbat - beat thoroughly and conclusively in a competition or fight; "We licked the other team on Sunday!"
beat, beat out, vanquish, trounce, crush, shell - come out better in a competition, race, or conflict; "Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship"; "We beat the competition"; "Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game"
flail, thrash, lam, thresh - give a thrashing to; beat hard

bat

1
noun club, stick, racket a baseball bat

bat

2 noun
Related words
adjective chiropteran

Bats

barbastelle, false vampire, flying fox, fruit bat, hammerhead, horseshoe bat, insectivorous bat, kalong, noctule, pipistrelle, serotine, vampire bat

bat 1

verb
To open and close the eyes rapidly:

bat 2

noun
Slang. A drinking bout:
Slang: bender, booze, jag, tear.
Translations
خُفَّاشمَضْرَبمَضْرَب الكُرَهوَطْواطيَضْرِبُ
pálkanetopýrodpálitpálkovatudeřit pálkou
flagermusbatboldtræslå
vesperto
nahkhiir
lepakkolyödämaila
šišmišpalica
denevér
knatttré; spaîi; kylfaleðurblakaleîurblakasláslá, kÿla
コウモリバット
박쥐방망이
vespertilio
nūja, raketesikspārnissist ar nūju
liliac
hrať palicou/raketounetopierodpáliť
netopirpalica
fladdermusslagträ
ไม้ตีลูกคริกเก็ตค้างคาว
yarasasopasopa kullanmakvurmak
кажан
con dơigậy đánh bóng

bat

1 [bæt] N (Zool) → murciélago m
old bat (= old woman) → bruja f
to be bats; have bats in the belfryestar más loco que una cabra
to go like a bat out of hellir como alma que lleva el diablo, ir a toda hostia (Sp)

bat

2 [bæt]
A. N
1. (in ball games) → paleta f, pala f; (in cricket, baseball) → bate m
off one's own batpor cuenta propia
right off the bat (US) → de repente
2. (= blow) → golpe m
B. VI (Sport) → batear
to go (in) to bat for sb (= support) → dar la cara por algn, salir en apoyo de algn
C. VT (= hit) → golpear, apalear
to bat sth around (US) (= discuss) → discutir acerca de algo

bat

3 [bæt] VT he didn't bat an eyelid (Brit) he didn't bat an eye (US) → ni pestañeó
without batting an eyelid (Brit) without batting an eye (US) → sin pestañear, sin inmutarse

bat

[ˈbæt]
n
(= animal) → chauve-souris f
to drive like a bat out of hell (= very fast) → conduire à tombeau ouvert
(for baseball, cricket)batte f; (for table tennis)raquette f
off one's own bat (= on one's own initiative) → de sa propre initiative
right off the bat (US) (= immediately) → sur-le-champ
vt
he didn't bat an eyelid (British) he didn't bat an eye (US) (= remained calm) → il n'a pas sourcillé, il n'a pas bronché
vi (CRICKET)jouer (en parlant du batteur), batter
to go in to bat for sb, to go to bat for sb (fig) (= stand up for) → intervenir en faveur de qn

bat

1
n (Zool) → Fledermaus f; to have bats in the belfry (inf)eine Meise or einen Sparren haben (inf); he ran/drove like a bat out of heller lief/fuhr, wie wenn der Teufel hinter ihm her wäre; (as) blind as a batstockblind (inf); silly old bat (pej inf)alte Schrulle (pej inf)

bat

2 (Sport)
n
(Baseball, Cricket) → Schlagholz nt, → Keule f; (Table-tennis) → Schläger m; off one’s own bat (Brit inf) → auf eigene Faust (inf); right off the bat (US) → prompt
(= batsman) he is a good bater schlägt gut
(inf, = blow) → Schlag m
vt (Baseball, Cricket) → schlagen; to bat something around (US inf: = discuss) → etw bekakeln (inf)
vi (Baseball, Cricket) → schlagen; to go (in) to bat for somebody (fig)sich für jdn einsetzen

bat

3
vt not to bat an eyelid (Brit) or eye (US) → nicht mal mit der Wimper zucken

bat

4
n
(dated Brit, inf, = speed) at a fair old batmit ’nem ganz schönen Zahn drauf (inf)
(US sl: = binge) → Sauftour f (inf); to go on a batauf Sauftour gehen (inf)

bat

1 [bæt] n (Zool) → pipistrello
to have bats in the belfry (fig) (fam) → essere picchiato/a or suonato/a
like a bat out of hell → come un fulmine

bat

2 [bæt]
1. n (Cricket, Baseball) → mazza (Brit) (Table-tennis) → racchetta
off one's own bat (fam) → di testa propria, di propria iniziativa
2. vi (Sport) → battere
3. vt he didn't bat an eyelid (fam) → non ha battuto ciglio

bat1

(bӕt) noun
a shaped piece of wood etc for striking the ball in cricket, baseball, table-tennis etc.
verbpast tense, past participle batted
1. to use a bat. He bats with his left hand.
2. to strike (the ball) with a bat. He batted the ball.
ˈbatsman (ˈbӕts-) noun
a person who bats in cricket.
off one's own bat
completely by oneself (without help). He wrote the letter to the newspaper off his own bat.

bat2

(bӕt) noun
a mouse-like animal which flies, usually at night.
ˈbatty adjective
crazy. a batty old man.

bat

خُفَّاش, مَضْرَب netopýr, pálka bat, flagermus Fledermaus, Schläger μπαστούνι, νυχτερίδα bate, murciélago lepakko, maila batte, chauve-souris palica, šišmiš mazza, pipistrello コウモリ, バット 박쥐, 방망이 knuppel, vleermuis balltre, flaggermus kijek, nietoperz morcego, taco бита, летучая мышь fladdermus, slagträ ไม้ตีลูกคริกเก็ต, ค้างคาว sopa, yarasa con dơi, gậy đánh bóng 球棒, 蝙蝠

bat

n (zool) murciélago
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