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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 ?
It was there also that she ate, keeping her belongings in a rare old buffet, dingy and battered from a hundred years of use.
It contained a contribution to their board in the shape of a silver spoon and battered silver mug, which Jessie chose to facetiously consider as an affecting reminiscence of the youthful Kearney's christening days--which it probably was.
It really seemed as if the battered visage of the House of the Seven Gables, black and heavy-browed as it still certainly looked, must have shown a kind of cheerfulness glimmering through its dusky windows as Phoebe passed to and fro in the interior.
If they had been at all visibly blighted or battered, she would doubtless have grown, on tracing it back, haggard enough to match them; as matters stood, however, I could feel her, when she surveyed them, with her large white arms folded and the habit of serenity in all her look, thank the Lord's mercy that if they were ruined the pieces would still serve.
Now as he rises he is seized with a coughing fit, and holds himself by his chair and turns away his wan and battered face until it passes.
It is one of the bitterest apportionments of a lot of slavery, that the negro, sympathetic and assimilative, after acquiring, in a refined family, the tastes and feelings which form the atmosphere of such a place, is not the less liable to become the bond-slave of the coarsest and most brutal,--just as a chair or table, which once decorated the superb saloon, comes, at last, battered and defaced, to the barroom of some filthy tavern, or some low haunt of vulgar debauchery.
The floor was of big stone flags laid in black and white squares, rather battered by age and use, and needing repair.
However, it was still sound, that was a comfort, it was not battered in the least; the baggagemen seemed to be conscientiously careful, in Germany, of the baggage entrusted to their hands.
But when they found their dead brother in the sycamores without knowing him, because he was so battered up, they see they had a better thing; disguise BOTH and bury Jake and dig him up presently all dressed up in Jubiter's clothes, and hire Jim Lane and Bill Withers and the others to swear to some handy lies--which they done.
It must be a hardy appetite which can contemplate without a momentary discouragement the battered egg-shell, the fish half stripped to a skeleton, the crumbs in the plate, and the dregs in the cup.
He was not missed; for, nobody who crossed the threshold looked for him, nobody asked for him, nobody wondered to see only Madame Defarge in her seat, presiding over the distribution of wine, with a bowl of battered small coins before her, as much defaced and beaten out of their original impress as the small coinage of humanity from whose ragged pockets they had come.
My hat (which had served me for a night-cap, too) was so crushed and bent, that no old battered handleless saucepan on a dunghill need have been ashamed to vie with it.