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bat·ter 1

 (băt′ər)
v. bat·tered, bat·ter·ing, bat·ters
v.tr.
1.
a. To hit heavily and repeatedly with violent blows. See Synonyms at beat.
b. To subject to repeated beatings or physical abuse.
2. To damage, as by heavy wear: a shed battered by high winds.
3.
a. To attack verbally, as with criticism.
b. To harass or distress, as with repeated questions. See Synonyms at assault.
v.intr.
To deliver repeated heavy blows; pound: battered on the door with both fists.
n. Printing
A damaged area on the face of type or on a plate.

[Middle English bateren, from Old French batre, from Late Latin battere, from Latin battuere.]

bat·ter 2

 (băt′ər)
n. Sports
The player at bat in baseball and cricket.

bat·ter 3

 (băt′ər)
n.
A liquid or semiliquid mixture, as of flour, milk, and eggs, used in cooking.
tr.v. bat·tered, bat·ter·ing, bat·ters
To coat in batter: battered the vegetables and then fried them.

[Middle English bater, probably from Old French bateure, a beating, from batre, to beat; see batter1.]

bat·ter 4

 (băt′ər)
n.
A slope, as of the outer face of a wall, that recedes from bottom to top.
tr.v. bat·tered, bat·ter·ing, bat·ters
To construct so as to create an upwardly receding slope.

[Origin unknown.]

battered

(ˈbætəd)
adj
(Social Welfare) subjected to persistent physical violence, esp by a partner or close relative living in the same house: a battered baby.

battered

(ˈbætəd)
adj
(Cookery) coated in batter: a battered cod.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.battered - damaged by blows or hard usagebattered - damaged by blows or hard usage; "a battered old car"; "the beaten-up old Ford"
damaged - harmed or injured or spoiled; "I won't buy damaged goods"; "the storm left a wake of badly damaged buildings"
2.battered - damaged especially by hard usagebattered - damaged especially by hard usage; "his battered old hat"
worn - affected by wear; damaged by long use; "worn threads on the screw"; "a worn suit"; "the worn pockets on the jacket"
3.battered - exhibiting symptoms resulting from repeated physical and emotional injurybattered - exhibiting symptoms resulting from repeated physical and emotional injury; "a battered child"; "the battered woman syndrome"
ill-treated, maltreated, mistreated, abused - subjected to cruel treatment; "an abused wife"

battered

adjective
1. beaten, injured, harmed, crushed, bruised, squashed, beat-up (informal), oppress, manhandle, black-and-blue, ill-treated, maltreat research into the experiences of battered women
2. damaged, broken-down, wrecked, beat-up (informal), ramshackle, dilapidated a battered leather suitcase
Translations
مَضْروب
bitýtýraný
mishandlet
bántalmazott
bitý
dayak yemişdövülmüş

battered

[ˈbætəd]
A. ADJ (= bruised) → magullado; [hat] → estropeado; [car] → abollado
B. CPD battered baby Nniño/a m/f maltratado/a
battered wife Nmujer f maltratada

battered

[ˈbætərd] adj
[hat, pan, car, suitcase] → cabossé(e)
[wife] → battu(e); [child] → battu(e), martyr(e)
a refuge for battered wives → un centre d'accueil pour femmes battues

battered

adjböse or übel zugerichtet, lädiert (inf); wife, babymisshandelt; hat, car, teapot alsoverbeult; cityzerbombt; house, furnituremitgenommen, ramponiert (inf); nerveszerrüttet; image, reputationramponiert (inf); battered baby syndromePhänomen ntder Kindesmisshandlung

battered

[ˈbætəd] adj (car, building) → malridotto/a; (baby, wife) → maltrattato/a, vittima inv di maltrattamenti; (hat) → sformato/a; (pan) → ammaccato/a

batter1

(ˈbatə) verb
to beat with blow after blow. He was battered to death with a large stick.
battered adjective
battered wives/children; She ran away from her husband to a shelter for battered women.

battered

a. abatido-a, maltratado-a.

battered

adj golpeado, maltratado
References in classic literature ?
Wounded no," said Don Quixote, "but bruised and battered no doubt, for that bastard Don Roland has cudgelled me with the trunk of an oak tree, and all for envy, because he sees that I alone rival him in his achievements.
He provided himself with a buckler, which he begged as a loan from a friend, and, restoring his battered helmet as best he could, he warned his squire Sancho of the day and hour he meant to set out, that he might provide himself with what he thought most needful.
Here is a ragged, oriental-looking Negro from some desert place in interior Africa, filling his goatskin with water from a stained and battered fountain built by the Romans twelve hundred years ago.
Among the shifting, sonorous, pulsing crowd glimpses could be had of Jerry's high hat, battered by the winds and rains of many years; of his nose like a carrot, battered by the frolicsome, athletic progeny of millionaires and by contumacious fares; of his brass-buttoned green coat, admired in the vicinity of McGary's.
Evidently, the bishop was defending himself, and they only battered the door with the more rage, in spite of the stones which cracked skulls right and left.
They bristled with unknown perils, and he gazed at them, fascinated, till their dazzle became a background across which moved a succession of forecastle pictures, wherein he and his mates sat eating salt beef with sheath-knives and fingers, or scooping thick pea-soup out of pannikins by means of battered iron spoons.
Down the road came striding the shabby figure of the old woman who had helped him set the trap; and very wrathy was she when she saw that the cottage door had been battered in.
He gained a little in strength; but his appearance never altered for the better--a human derelict, battered and wrecked, they had found him; a human derelict, battered and wrecked, he would remain until death claimed him.
The second act opened before Philly Doyle's underground still, with Peggy and her battered donkey come in to smuggle a load of potheen across the bog, and to bring Philly word of what was doing in the world without, and of what was happening along the roadsides and ditches with the first gleam of fine weather.
Coutras made an effort of will and bent over that battered horror.
His grandfather, who was his godfather, trembling and afraid of dropping him, carried the infant round the battered tin font and handed him over to the godmother, Princess Mary.
As for my affections, battered and exhausted as they ought to have been in many literary passions, they never went out with fresher enjoyment than they did to the charming story of 'L'Ami Fritz,' which, when I merely name it, breathes the spring sun and air about me, and fills my senses with the beauty and sweetness of cherry blossoms.