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BATTEN

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does batten mean? 

BATTEN (noun)
  The noun BATTEN has 2 senses:

1. stuffing made of rolls or sheets of cotton wool or synthetic fiber
2. a strip fixed to something to hold it firm

  Familiarity information: BATTEN used as a noun is rare.


BATTEN (verb)
  The verb BATTEN has 2 senses:

1. furnish with battens
2. secure with battens

  Familiarity information: BATTEN used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


BATTEN (noun)


Sense 1batten [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Stuffing made of rolls or sheets of cotton wool or synthetic fiber

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

batten; batting

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

stuffing (padding put in mattresses and cushions and upholstered furniture)


Sense 2batten [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A strip fixed to something to hold it firm

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

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

strip (thin piece of wood or metal)


BATTEN (verb)


Sense 1batten [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Furnish with battens

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

batten; batten down; secure

Context example:

batten ships

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

beef up; fortify; strengthen (make strong or stronger)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2batten [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Secure with battens

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

batten down a ship's hatches

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

beef up; fortify; strengthen (make strong or stronger)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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