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BATCH

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does batch mean? 

BATCH (noun)
  The noun BATCH has 3 senses:

1. all the loaves of bread baked at the same time
2. (often followed by 'of') a large number or amount or extent
3. a collection of things or persons to be handled together

  Familiarity information: BATCH used as a noun is uncommon.


BATCH (verb)
  The verb BATCH has 1 sense:

1. batch together; assemble or process as a batch

  Familiarity information: BATCH used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


BATCH (noun)


Sense 1batch [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

All the loaves of bread baked at the same time

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Hypernyms ("batch" is a kind of...):

accumulation; aggregation; assemblage; collection (several things grouped together or considered as a whole)


Sense 2batch [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(often followed by 'of') a large number or amount or extent

Classified under:

Nouns denoting quantities and units of measure

Synonyms:

mint; muckle; peck; quite a little; slew; spate; tidy sum; whole lot; whole slew; mickle; good deal; lot; great deal; hatful; raft; batch; wad; plenty; pile; heap; mass; stack; flock; deal; pot; mess; sight

Context examples:

a batch of letters / a deal of trouble / a lot of money / he made a mint on the stock market / it must have cost plenty

Hypernyms ("batch" is a kind of...):

large indefinite amount; large indefinite quantity (an indefinite quantity that is above the average in size or magnitude)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "batch"):

deluge; flood; inundation; torrent (an overwhelming number or amount)

haymow (a mass of hay piled up in a barn for preservation)


Sense 3batch [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A collection of things or persons to be handled together

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

batch; clutch

Hypernyms ("batch" is a kind of...):

accumulation; aggregation; assemblage; collection (several things grouped together or considered as a whole)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "batch"):

schmear; schmeer; shmear ((Yiddish) a batch of things that go together)


BATCH (verb)


Sense 1batch [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Batch together; assemble or process as a batch

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Hypernyms (to "batch" is one way to...):

group (arrange into a group or groups)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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