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1. The act of one who bats.
2. Cotton, wool, or synthetic fiber wadded into rolls or sheets, used for stuffing furniture and mattresses and for lining quilts.

[Sense 2, from the beating of raw cotton to clean it.]


1. (Textiles) Also called: batt cotton or woollen wadding used in quilts, mattresses, etc
2. (Cricket) the action of a person or team that hits with a bat, esp in cricket or baseball


(ˈbæt ɪŋ)

1. the use of a bat in a ball game.
2. cotton, wool, or other fibers in batts, used for filling, padding, etc.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.batting - (baseball) the batter's attempt to get on basebatting - (baseball) the batter's attempt to get on base
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!"
attempt, effort, try, endeavor, endeavour - earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something; "made an effort to cover all the reading material"; "wished him luck in his endeavor"; "she gave it a good try"
2.batting - stuffing made of rolls or sheets of cotton wool or synthetic fiber
stuffing - padding put in mattresses and cushions and upholstered furniture
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On the strength of a batting average of thirty-three point nought seven for Middlesex, he had been engaged by the astute musical-comedy impresario to whom the idea first occurred that, if you have got to have young men to chant 'We are merry and gay, tra-la, for this is Bohemia,' in the Artists' Ball scene, you might just as well have young men whose names are known to the public.
He sought for beauty consciously, and he remembered how even as a boy he had taken pleasure in the Gothic cathedral as one saw it from the precincts; he went there and looked at the massive pile, gray under the cloudy sky, with the central tower that rose like the praise of men to their God; but the boys were batting at the nets, and they were lissom and strong and active; he could not help hearing their shouts and laughter.
I bet he can lose or win half a dozen million without batting an eye.
He walked up and down, batting his head savagely with his fists, but he could not conquer the numbness of sleep.
Also, when she was batting she would pause though the ball was in the air to point out to you that she was wearing new shoes.
Don't keep talking about things he can't do, or go and tell what fun you have had batting your ridiculous balls about.
He plodded on with bowed head, unobservant, mechanically rubbing nose and cheeks, and batting his steering hand against the gee-pole in the straight trail-stretches.
That sharp stake at the landing had torn off the strip of batting nailed on the flat.
I've seen a Southerner on being introduced to the King of England hand that monarch, without batting his eyes, the information that his grandaunt on his mother's side was related by marriage to the Perkinses, of Charleston.
The bowling and fielding are superb, and Johnson's batting worthy the occasion.
Captain Bellingham is best known for his position in the batting averages a year or two ago, and for his subsequent failure to obtai a place in any of the five Test Matches.
There's no getting your eye in; the next word may bowl you out; it's batting in a bad light all through.