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Batter

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!
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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

  1. (baseball) a ballplayer who is batting
  2. a liquid or semiliquid mixture, as of flour, eggs, and milk, used in cooking

Alternative definition of the noun batter

noun

  1. 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
  2. A binge, a heavy drinking session.
  3. The slope of a terrace, wall etc.
  4. The person who tries to hit the ball in a sport like baseball.
  5. [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)

Definition of the verb batter

What does batter mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: battered | battering | batters

  1. strike against forcefully
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample 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] togetherPaula 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

      Verbs of Contact by Impact (with the same syntax): beat, bump, butt, drum, hammer, hit, jab, kick, knock, lash, pound, rap, slap, smack, smash, strike, tap.

    • 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
  2. strike violently and repeatedly
    • example: They want to batter the prisoners
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonyms of batter: baste / clobber
    • more generic terms: beat / beat up / work over = give a beating to
  3. make a dent or impression in

Alternative definition of the verb batter

verb

  1. To hit or strike violently and repeatedly.
  2. To coat with batter (the food ingredient).
  3. To defeat soundly; to thrash
  4. [UK, slang, usually in the passive] To intoxicate
  5. [architecture] To slope (of walls, buildings etc.).

Food

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

Film

"Batter" is a 2014 short biographical action film written by Claudia Galli and Manuel Concha and directed by Manuel Concha.

Characters

  1. Batter is a fictional character from the 2004 film Grrl Power.
  2. Batter is a fictional character from the 2008 film Sugar.
  3. Batter is a fictional character from the 2004 film Malevolence.

Miscellanea

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.

Phrases with Batter

Phrases starting with the word Batter:

  1. Batter Up
  2. batter bread
  3. batter-fried
  4. batter's box

Phrases ending with the word Batter:

  1. puff batter
  2. fritter batter
  3. pancake batter
  4. Dust Off a Batter

Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for Batter

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Google previewBuilding Construction Illustrated (2014)

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 ...

Google previewAunt Sandy's Medical Marijuana Cookbook (2011)

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 ...

Google previewThe Wizard of Food's Encyclopedia of Kitchen & Cooking Secrets

Safety Measure for Tube Pans Spilling batter down the center of the tube is very common even among bakers unless they...

Google previewThe Wizard of Food's Encyclopedia of Kitchen & Cooking Secrets (2010)

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 ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Food and Cook (2013)

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, ...

Google previewFoods & Nutrition Encyclopedia, Two Volume Set (1993)

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 ) ...

Google previewBritannica Student Encyclopedia (2014)

by Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc

A batter tries to hit the pitched ...

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Quotes about Batter

Tony Gwynn, the fat batter behind Finley, is waiting. (Jerry Coleman)
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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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