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BATTER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does batter mean? 

BATTER (noun)
  The noun BATTER has 2 senses:

1. (baseball) a ballplayer who is batting
2. a flour mixture thin enough to pour or drop from a spoon

  Familiarity information: BATTER used as a noun is rare.


BATTER (verb)
  The verb BATTER has 3 senses:

1. strike against forcefully
2. strike violently and repeatedly
3. make a dent or impression in

  Familiarity information: BATTER used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


BATTER (noun)


Sense 1batter [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(baseball) a ballplayer who is batting

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

batsman; batter; hitter; slugger

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

ballplayer; baseball player (an athlete who plays baseball)

Domain category:

baseball; baseball game (a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs)

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

bunter (a batter who bunts)

designated hitter (a ballplayer who is designated to bat in place of the pitcher)

pinch hitter ((baseball) 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)


Sense 2batter [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A flour mixture thin enough to pour or drop from a spoon

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks

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

concoction; intermixture; mixture (any foodstuff made by combining different ingredients)

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

pate a choux; pouf paste; puff batter (batter for making light hollow cases to hold various fillings)

pancake batter (batter for making pancakes)

fritter batter (batter for making fritters)


BATTER (verb)


Sense 1batter [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Strike against forcefully

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

batter; buffet; knock about

Context example:

Winds buffeted the tent

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

strike (deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something


Sense 2batter [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Strike violently and repeatedly

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

clobber; baste; batter

Context example:

She clobbered the man who tried to attack her

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

beat; beat up; work over (give a beating to; subject to a beating, either as a punishment or as an act of aggression)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody

Sentence example:

They want to batter the prisoners


Sense 3batter [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make a dent or impression in

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

dinge; batter

Context example:

dinge a soft hat

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

change form; change shape; deform (assume a different shape or form)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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