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bat - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'bat' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Bat [ n.]
- A large stick; a club; specifically, a piece of wood with one end thicker or broader than the other, used in playing baseball, cricket, etc.
- Shale or bituminous shale.
- A sheet of cotton used for filling quilts or comfortables; batting.
- A part of a brick with one whole end.
- One of the Cheiroptera, an order of flying mammals, in which the wings are formed by a membrane stretched between the elongated fingers, legs, and tail. The common bats are small and insectivorous. See Cheiroptera and Vampire.
2 . Bat [ v. i.]
- To use a bat, as in a game of baseball.
3 . Bat [ v. t.]
- To strike or hit with a bat or a pole; to cudgel; to beat.

Meaning of 'bat' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . bat [ n]
Meaning (1):
- the club used in playing cricket
Example in sentence:
  • a cricket bat has a narrow handle and a broad flat end for hitting
Meaning (2):
- (baseball) a turn trying to get a hit
Example in sentence:
  • he got four hits in four at-bats;
  • he was at bat when it happened
3 . bat [ v]
Meaning (3):
- wink briefly
Example in sentence:
  • bat one's eyelids
Meaning (4):
- strike with, or as if with a baseball bat
Example in sentence:
  • bat the ball
Meaning (5):
- have a turn at bat
Example in sentence:
  • Jones bats first, followed by Martinez
Meaning (6):
- beat thoroughly and conclusively in a competition or fight
Example in sentence:
  • We licked the other team on Sunday!
Meaning (7):
- use a bat
Example in sentence:
  • Who's batting?