Batter appears in the following tongue twisters:
- The batter with the butter is the batter that is better!
- Betty Botter bought some butter but, said she, the butter's bitter.
If I put it in my batter, it will make my batter bitter.
But a bit of better butter will make my bitter batter better.
So she bought some better butter, better than the bitter butter,
put it in her bitter batter, made her bitter batter better.
So 't was better Betty Botter bought some better butter.
Batter appears in the following palindrome (phrase that reads the same backward as forward):
- Slam Ron, batter Brett: abnormals!
The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.
Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb batter:
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Definition of the noun batter
What does batter mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: batters
- (baseball) a ballplayer who is batting
- domain: ball / baseball / baseball game
- lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
- synonyms of batter: batsman / hitter / slugger
- more generic terms: ballplayer / baseball player = an athlete who plays baseball
- more specific terms:
- bunter = a batter who bunts
- designated hitter = a ballplayer who is designated to bat in place of the pitcher
- pinch hitter = a substitute for the regular batter
- switch-hitter = a baseball player who can bat either right or left handed
- whiffer = a batter who strikes out by swinging at and missing the third strike
- a liquid or semiliquid mixture, as of flour, eggs, and milk, used in cooking
- lexical domain: Foods & Drinks - nouns denoting foods and drinks
- more generic words: concoction / intermixture / mixture = any foodstuff made by combining different ingredients
- more specific terms:
Alternative definition of the noun batter
- A beaten mixture of flour and liquid (usually egg and milk), used for baking (e.g. pancakes, cake, or yorkshire pudding) or to coat food (e.g. fish) prior to frying
- A binge, a heavy drinking session.
- The slope of a terrace, wall etc.
- The person who tries to hit the ball in a sport like baseball.
- [cricket] A batsman.
Specialised definition of the noun batter
Glossary of sports
especially in baseball, a player who bats (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)
a thin liquid mixture of flour, eggs and milk, used e.g. for making pancakes or toad-in-the-hole, or for coating fish before frying (2008. Dictionary of Leisure, Travel and Tourism. Third edition. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)
Glossary of sports / baseball
the player attempting to hit the ball delivered by the pitcher (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)
- synonym: hitter
Definition of the verb batter
What does batter mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections: battered | battering | batters
- strike against forcefully
Syntactic formula Example for the syntactic formula [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] at [Patient] Paul hit at the window | Paula swatted at the fly [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] at [Patient] with [Instrument] Paul hit at the window with an open hand | Paula swatted at the fly with a dishcloth [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Instrument] Paul hit her elbow [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Instrument] against / on [Patient] Paul hit her elbow on the doorknob [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] Paula hit the ball | Paula spanked the child | Paula swatted the fly [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] [Adjective] Paul kicked the door open | Paula bit the bag open | They spanked him dead [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] [Adjective] with [Instrument] Paul hit the door open with his foot | Paula swatted the fly dead with a dishcloth [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] to / into [Oblique, state] Paul hit the window to pieces [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] to / into [Oblique, state] with [Instrument] Paul hit the window to pieces with a hammer [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] with [Instrument] Paula hit the ball with a stick | Paula spanked the child with her right hand | Paula swatted the fly with a dishcloth [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient, plural] together Paula hit the sticks together [Instrument - body part or reflexive] [Verb] [Patient] The stick hit the fence [Instrument - body part or reflexive] [Verb] [Patient] [Adjective] The stick hit the door open [Instrument - body part or reflexive] [Verb] [Patient] to / into [Oblique, state] The hammer hit the window to pieces
- lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
- synonyms of batter: buffet / knock about
- more generic word: strike = deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon
- strike violently and repeatedly
- make a dent or impression in
Alternative definition of the verb batter
- To hit or strike violently and repeatedly.
- To coat with batter (the food ingredient).
- To defeat soundly; to thrash
- [UK, slang, usually in the passive] To intoxicate
- [architecture] To slope (of walls, buildings etc.).
Batter is a semi-liquid mixture of one or more flours made with ground grains or soaked grains that are ground. Batters are used to prepare various foods. The word batter comes from the old French word battre which means to beat, as many batters require vigorous beating or whisking in their preparation.
- also known as 面糊
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- Batter is a fictional character from the 2004 film Grrl Power.
- Batter is a fictional character from the 2008 film Sugar.
- Batter is a fictional character from the 2004 film Malevolence.
Batter in construction is a receding slope of a wall, structure, or earthwork. A wall sloping in the opposite direction is said to overhang. The term is used with buildings and non-building structures to identify when a wall is intentionally built with an inward slope. A battered corner is an architectural feature using batters. A batter is sometimes used in foundations, retaining walls, dry stone walls, dams, lighthouses, and fortifications.
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by Francis D. K. Ching
• Batter refers to the backward sloping face ofa wall as it rises, which can offsetthe illusion ofthe face leaning forward. • Temperature steel for walls morethan 10" (255)thick • Structural steel reinforcement 0.5 H RETAINING WALLS ...
Comfort Food for Mind and Body by Sandy Moriarty
repeat with the remaining dry ingredients and kahlua mixture and stir until the batter is a smooth consistency. Pour the batter into the buttered baking dish. • bake at 350° for 30 minutes until a ...
Safety Measure for Tube Pans Spilling batter down the center of the tube is very common even among bakers unless they...
by Myles H. Bader
Safety Measure for Tube Pans Spilling batter down the center of the tube is very common even among bakers unless they know the secret to avoiding the problem. Once the pan has been properly prepared by greasing or lining with ...
by Fulton, Margaret
BATTER. This is flour and liquid, and usually eggs and other ingredients, that are mixed to a consistency that can be stirred or 'battered'. Batters are used for crépes, pancakes and fritters, waffles and doughnuts, for coating foods for trying, ...
by Marion Eugene Ensminger, Audrey H. Ensminger
(Batter biscuits contain more liquid and are dropped from a spoon onto the sheet. ) Golden brown outside, moist inside, with a tender and flaky texture. Cakes: Biscuits used for shortcake may be richer in fat and contain sugar. Angel food (1 ) ...
by Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc
A batter tries to hit the pitched ...
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- Batter Meaning
Video shows what batter means. to hit or strike violently and repeatedly.. to coat with batter (the food ingredient).. to defeat soundly; to thrash. batter synonyms: ...
- Dust off a batter Meaning
Video shows what dust off a batter means. for a pitcher to throw a pitch at or near the batter, typically to frighten the batter or to have him stand farther away from ...
- Meaning and Pronunciation of BATTER
Word: BATTER Meaning: Strike violently Example: A prisoner was battered to death with a table leg.
- Batter's box Meaning
Video shows what batter's box means. One of two areas beside home plate in which a batter is required to stand during an at bat.. Batter's box Meaning. How to ...
- ESL 111A Tongue Twister: Betty Botter's Better Batter
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Scrabble value of B3A1T1T1E1R1
The value of this 6-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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