from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To hit heavily and repeatedly with violent blows.
- transitive v. To subject to repeated beatings or physical abuse.
- transitive v. To damage, as by heavy wear.
- intransitive v. To pound repeatedly with heavy blows.
- n. Printing A damaged area on the face of type or on a plate.
- n. Sports The player at bat in baseball and cricket.
- n. A liquid or semiliquid mixture, as of flour, milk, and eggs, used in cooking.
- transitive v. To coat in batter: battered the vegetables and then fried them.
- n. A slope, as of the outer face of a wall, that recedes from bottom to top.
- transitive v. To construct so as to create an upwardly receding slope.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A beaten mixture of flour and liquid (usually egg and milk), used for baking (e.g. pancakes, cake, or yorkshire pudding) or to coat food (e.g. fish) prior to frying
- n. A binge, a heavy drinking session.
- v. To slope (of walls, buildings etc.).
- n. An incline on the outer face of a built wall.
- n. The person who tries to hit the ball in a sport like baseball.
- n. A batsman.
- v. To hit or strike violently and repeatedly.
- v. To coat with batter (the food ingredient).
- v. To defeat soundly; to thrash
- v. To intoxicate
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A semi-liquid mixture of several ingredients, as, flour, eggs, milk, etc., beaten together and used in cookery.
- n. Paste of clay or loam.
- n. A bruise on the face of a plate or of type in the form.
- n. A backward slope in the face of a wall or of a bank; receding slope.
- n. The one who wields the bat in baseball; the one whose turn it is at bat; formerly called the batsman.
- intransitive v. To slope gently backward.
- transitive v. To beat with successive blows; to beat repeatedly and with violence, so as to bruise, shatter, or demolish.
- transitive v. To wear or impair as if by beating or by hard usage.
- transitive v. To flatten (metal) by hammering, so as to compress it inwardly and spread it outwardly.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To beat upon or against; strike with repeated blows; pound violently, as with the fist, a hammer or bludgeon, a battering-ram, cannon-shot, etc.: as, to batter a door for admittance; to batter the walls of a city (with or without effect).
- To bruise, break, or shatter by beating; injure the substance of by blows; pound out of form or condition: as, to batter a person's countenance; a battered wall or tower; to batter type (that is, bruise the face of it).
- In forging, to spread outwardly, as the ends of a metal bar or rod, by hammering; upset.
- To act by beating or striking; use repeated blows; practise pounding: as, to batter away at a door; to batter upon a wall; battering cannon.
- Specifically, to attempt to breach an enemy's works by means of a battery mounted in the third parallel. To batter in breach, a sufficient number of guns should be employed to maintain a practically continuous fire, so as to prevent the enemy from repairing the damage, and to obtain the cumulative effect due to heavy firing against a single point. Breaching is sometimes accomplished by firing simultaneous or alternate volleys from two or more batteries.
- To incline from the perpendicular: said of a wall whose face recedes as it rises: opposed to overhang.
- To paste together; cover with things pasted on: as, to batter the walls with placards.
- n. A heavy blow.
- n. In printing, a blur or defect in a sheet produced by battered type; a spot showing the broken state of the type.
- n. In ceramics, a mallet used to flatten out wet clay before molding. See batting-block.
- n. A mixture of several ingredients, as flour, eggs, salt, etc., beaten together with some liquid, used in cookery.
- n. Flour and water made into paste; specifically, the paste used in sizing cloth.
- n. One who bats; especially, in base-ball and cricket, one who wields the bat; the batsman.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. strike violently and repeatedly
- n. a liquid or semiliquid mixture, as of flour, eggs, and milk, used in cooking
- v. strike against forcefully
- v. make a dent or impression in
- n. (baseball) a ballplayer who is batting
126 The word batter comes from the French word battre which means to beat, a reference to beating or whisking in batter preparation.
He'll pick an opportune moment, of course, when the batter is adjusting his gloves and looking at the third base coach.
There are fish 'n' chips where the batter is more than just a white goo lurking at the bottom of a batter casing and you can't use the chips to shave with.
Scrape the batter into the prepared loaf pan and just give the pan a quick but gentle shake back and forth once to make sure the batter is even in the pan.
Scrape down the sides and make sure the batter is well blended.
That part was fairly simple, since all I had to do was remove a smaller portion of plain batter to flavour/colour with banana before making the large portion chocolate.
Then it was just dry + wet, and into the oven went the fruit, veggie (cause you know that's what rhubarb is!) and whole grain batter-filled paper cups.
One of the great things about the batter is that without gluten, there's no overbeating it, so it's great for kids to learn with too!
Gradually stir in AP flour until a loose batter is formed.
In a perfect game, no batter from the other team ever scores or reaches a base.