HyperDic: bat

English > 10 senses of the word bat:
NOUNanimalbat, chiropterannocturnal mouselike mammal with forelimbs modified to form membranous wings and anatomical adaptations for echolocation by which they navigate
actbat, at-bat(baseball) a turn trying to get a hit
artifactbat, squash racket, squash racqueta small racket with a long handle used for playing squash
artifactbat, cricket batthe club used in playing cricket
artifactbata club used for hitting a ball in various games / games
VERBcontactbatstrike with, or as if with a baseball bat
bodybat, flutterwink briefly
contactbathave a turn at bat
contactbatuse a bat
contactbat, cream, clobber, drub, thrash, lickbeat thoroughly and conclusively in a competition or fight
bat > pronunciation
Soundsbae't
Rhymesacrobat ... ziggurat: 63 rhymes with aet...
English > bat: 10 senses > noun 1, animal
Meaningnocturnal mouselike mammal with forelimbs modified to form membranous wings and anatomical adaptations for echolocation by which they navigate.
Synonymchiropteran
Member ofChiroptera, order ChiropteraAn old order dating to early Eocene
PartswingA movable organ for flying (one of a pair)
Narrowercarnivorous bat, microbattypically having large ears and feeding primarily on insects
fruit bat, megabatlarge Old World bat of warm and tropical regions that feeds on fruit
Broaderplacental, placental mammal, eutherian, eutherian mammalmammals having a placenta
Spanishchiroptera, chiropteran, murciélago, quiróptero, quirópteros
Catalanchiroptera, muricec, quiròpter, rata-pinyada, ratapinyada, rat-penat, ratpenat
English > bat: 10 senses > noun 2, act
Meaning(baseball) a turn trying to get a hit.
Examples
  • "he was at bat when it happened"
  • "he got four hits in four at-bats"
Synonymat-bat
Categorybaseball, baseball game, ballA ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players
Broaderturn, play(game) the activity of doing something in an agreed succession / succession
Spanishbateo
English > bat: 10 senses > noun 3, artifact
MeaningA small racket with a long handle used for playing squash.
Synonymssquash racket, squash racquet
Broaderracket, racquetA 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 / games
Spanishraqueta de squash
Catalanraqueta d'esquaix
Verbsbatstrike with, or as if with a baseball bat
English > bat: 10 senses > noun 4, artifact
MeaningThe club used in playing cricket.
Example"a cricket bat has a narrow handle and a broad flat end for hitting"
Synonymcricket bat
Partshandle, grip, handgrip, holdThe appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it
Broadercricket equipmentsports equipment used in playing cricket
Spanishpala
Catalanbat
English > bat: 10 senses > noun 5, artifact
MeaningA club used for hitting a ball in various games / games.
Narrowerbaseball bat, lumberAn implement used in baseball by the batter
paddlesmall wooden bat with a flat surface
Broaderclubstout stick that is larger at one end
Spanishbate, bat
Catalanbat
Verbsbatstrike with, or as if with a baseball bat
English > bat: 10 senses > verb 1, contact
Meaningstrike with, or as if with a baseball bat.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"bat the ball"
Categorybaseball, baseball game, ballA ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players
Narrowerswitch-hitbat right-handed against a left-handed and left-handed against a right-handed pitcher
BroaderhitDeal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument
Similar tobatUse a bat
batHave a turn at bat
Spanishbatear
Nounsbata club used for hitting a ball in various games / games
bata small racket with a long handle used for playing squash
batter(baseball) a ballplayer who is batting
batting(baseball) the batter's attempt to get on base
English > bat: 10 senses > verb 2, body
Meaningwink briefly.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"bat one's eyelids"
Synonymflutter
Broaderblink, wink, nictitate, nictatebriefly shut the eyes
Spanishaletear, parpadear ligeramente, pestañear
Catalanparpellejar
English > bat: 10 senses > verb 3, contact
MeaningHave a turn at bat.
PatternSomebody ----s
Example"Jones bats first, followed by Martinez"
Categorybaseball, baseball game, ballA ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players
BroaderhitDeal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument
Similar tobatstrike with, or as if with a baseball bat
English > bat: 10 senses > verb 4, contact
MeaningUse a bat.
PatternSomebody ----s
Example"Who's batting?"
Categorybaseball, baseball game, ballA ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players
BroaderhitDeal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument
Similar tobatstrike with, or as if with a baseball bat
English > bat: 10 senses > verb 5, contact
MeaningBeat thoroughly and conclusively in a competition or fight.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
ModelThe fighter managed to bat his opponent
Synonymscream, clobber, drub, thrash, lick
Broaderbeat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquishCome out better in a competition, race, or conflict
Similar tothrash, thresh, lam, flailGive a thrashing to
Spanishbatear, moler

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