Word of the day
bat
  1. Translation
    • (transitive) to hit with a bat.
    • (intransitive) to take a turn at hitting a ball with a bat in sports like cricket, baseball and softball, as opposed to fielding.
    • (intransitive) to strike or swipe as though with a bat.
  2. Noun
    • Any of the small, nocturnal, flying mammals of the order Chiroptera, which navigate by means of echolocation.
    • (offensive) An old woman.
    • (obsolete, slang) A prostitute who prowls in the evening like a bat.
    • A club made of wood or aluminium used for striking the ball in sports such as baseball, softball and cricket.
    • A turn at hitting the ball with a bat in a game.
    • (two-up) The piece of wood on which the spinner places the coins and then uses for throwing them.
    • (mining) Shale or bituminous shale.
    • A sheet of cotton used for filling quilts or comfortables; batting.
    • A part of a brick with one whole end.
    • A stroke; a sharp blow.
    • (Britain, Scotland, dialect) A stroke of work.
    • (informal) Rate of motion; speed.
    • (US, slang, dated) A spree; a jollification.
    • (Britain, Scotland, dialect) Manner; rate; condition; state of health.
    • (obsolete) packsaddle.
    • Dated form of baht. (Thai currency).
  3. Verb
    • (transitive) to hit with a bat.
    • (intransitive) to take a turn at hitting a ball with a bat in sports like cricket, baseball and softball, as opposed to fielding.
    • (intransitive) to strike or swipe as though with a bat.
    • (transitive) to flutter: bat one's eyelashes.
    • (Britain, dialect, obsolete) To bate or flutter, as a hawk.
    • (US, Britain, dialect) To wink.
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  • We administered the medicine to our dog by mixing it in his food.