Associations to the word «Bat»


BAT, noun. Any of the small, nocturnal, flying mammals of the order Chiroptera, which navigate by means of echolocation.
BAT, noun. (offensive) An old woman.
BAT, noun. (1811) A prostitute who prowls in the evening like a bat.
BAT, noun. A club made of wood or aluminium used for striking the ball in sports such as baseball, softball and cricket.
BAT, noun. A turn at hitting the ball with a bat in a game.
BAT, noun. (two-up) The piece of wood on which the spinner places the coins and then uses for throwing them.
BAT, noun. (mining) Shale or bituminous shale.
BAT, noun. A sheet of cotton used for filling quilts or comfortables; batting.
BAT, noun. A part of a brick with one whole end.
BAT, noun. A stroke; a sharp blow.
BAT, noun. (UK) (Scotland) (dialect) A stroke of work.
BAT, noun. (informal) Rate of motion; speed.
BAT, noun. (US) (slang) (dated) A spree; a jollification.
BAT, noun. (UK) (Scotland) (dialect) Manner; rate; condition; state of health.
BAT, verb. (transitive) to hit with a bat.
BAT, verb. (intransitive) to take a turn at hitting a ball with a bat in sports like cricket, baseball and softball, as opposed to fielding.
BAT, verb. (intransitive) to strike or swipe as though with a bat
BAT, verb. (transitive) to flutter: bat one's eyelashes.
BAT, verb. (UK) (dialect) (obsolete) To bate or flutter, as a hawk.
BAT, verb. (US) (UK) (dialect) To wink.
BAT, noun. (obsolete) packsaddle
BAT, noun. Dated form of baht. (Thai currency)
BAT, acronym. Best available technology; a principle applying to regulations on limiting pollutant discharges.
BAT A THOUSAND, verb. (baseball) To reach first base on every at-bat.
BAT A THOUSAND, verb. (idiomatic) To achieve success at each attempt.
BAT A THOUSAND, verb. (idiomatic) To achieve perfection.
BAT A THOUSAND, verb. (idiomatic) To have identical outcomes on each attempt
BAT AN EYE, verb. Alternative form of bat an eyelid
BAT AN EYELASH, verb. (idiomatic) to react in any slight way; to respond
BAT AN EYELID, verb. (idiomatic) To react in any slight way; to respond.
BAT AND BALL, noun. (AU) (dated) (education) A style of handwriting with distinct circles and straight lines, rather than a more cursive style.
BAT AROUND, verb. (intransitive) (baseball) To have at least ten batters bat in a half inning.
BAT AROUND, verb. (transitive) (informal) To discuss.
BAT AWAY, verb. To knock an object, usually a ball.
BAT AWAY, verb. To avoid by diverting the focus of a discussion.
BAT FIVE HUNDRED, verb. (idiomatic) To be successful half of the time, to have a success rate of 50%.
BAT FLOWER, noun. Any of several tropical plants in the genus Tacca which are grown for their distinctive flowers, especially the black bat flower, Tacca chantrieri and the white bat flower, Tacca integrifolia
BAT FLOWERS, noun. Plural of bat flower
BAT FLY, noun. Any of the family Nycteribiidae of flattened, spider-like parasitic flies without eyes or wings.
BAT FOR BOTH SIDES, verb. (idiomatic) To be bisexual
BAT FOR BOTH SIDES, verb. (baseball) to be a batter for both teams in an amateur baseball game
BAT FOR THE OTHER TEAM, verb. (idiomatic) (humorous) (euphemistic) To be homosexual.
BAT IN, verb. (baseball) (transitive) To bat so that a runner on base effects (a run).
BAT MITZVAH, noun. (Judaism) A Jewish coming of age ceremony for a girl.
BAT MITZVAH, noun. (Judaism) Someone who has come of age.
BAT MITZVAH, verb. (transitive) To initiate someone in a bat mitzvah ceremony
BAT ONE THOUSAND, verb. Alternative form of bat a thousand
BAT ONE'S EYELASHES, verb. (idiomatic) To signal or feign by fluttering one's eyelids, as romantic interest.
BAT ONE'S EYES, verb. (idiomatic) To signal or feign by fluttering one's eyelids, as romantic interest.
BAT OUT, verb. (transitive) to expel, using bats, paddles or similar things.
BAT OUT, verb. (transitive) to churn out, produce hurriedly
BAT OUT, verb. (transitive) (cooking) to flatten something (e.g. with a rolling pin)
BAT OUT, verb. (cricket) to continue batting (normally to prevent what would otherwise result in losing a match)
BAT PHONE, noun. (informal) A telephone that has a direct connection to an important caller, or is only used for important calls
BAT SHIT, noun. Alternative form of batshit
BAT SPEED, noun. (baseball) The speed of the bat during a swing.
BAT TICK, noun. A wingless dipterous insect of the genus Nycteribia, parasitic on bats.

Dictionary definition

BAT, noun. Nocturnal mouselike mammal with forelimbs modified to form membranous wings and anatomical adaptations for echolocation by which they navigate.
BAT, noun. (baseball) a turn trying to get a hit; "he was at bat when it happened"; "he got four hits in four at-bats".
BAT, noun. A small racket with a long handle used for playing squash.
BAT, noun. The club used in playing cricket; "a cricket bat has a narrow handle and a broad flat end for hitting".
BAT, noun. A club used for hitting a ball in various games.
BAT, verb. Strike with, or as if with a baseball bat; "bat the ball".
BAT, verb. Wink briefly; "bat one's eyelids".
BAT, verb. Have a turn at bat; "Jones bats first, followed by Martinez".
BAT, verb. Use a bat; "Who's batting?".
BAT, verb. Beat thoroughly and conclusively in a competition or fight; "We licked the other team on Sunday!".

Wise words

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