Definitions of bat

  1. To wield a bat at cricket.
  2. To strike with or as with a bat.
  3. To bate or flutter, as a hawk.
  4. To strike or hit with a bat or a pole; to cudgel; to beat.
  5. To hit or strike.
  6. To use a bat, as in a game of baseball.
  7. Batted.
  8. To use the bat in cricket:- pr. p. batting; pa. p. batted.
  9. have a turn at bat; " Jones bats first, followed by Martinez"
  10. wink briefly; " bat one's eyelids"
  11. strike with, or as if with a baseball bat; " bat the ball"
  12. use a bat; " Who's batting?"
  13. To play with a bat at cricket.
  14. To use a club in baseball or cricket.
  15. a club used for hitting a ball in various games
  16. a bat used in playing cricket
  17. ( baseball) a turn batting; " he was at bat when it happened"; " he got 4 hits in 4 at- bats"
  18. 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.
  19. Shale or bituminous shale.
  20. A sheet of cotton used for filling quilts or comfortables; batting.
  21. A part of a brick with one whole end.
  22. 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.
  23. Same as Tical, n., 1.
  24. In badminton, tennis, and similar games, a racket.
  25. A stroke; a sharp blow.
  26. A stroke of work.
  27. Rate of motion; speed.
  28. A spree; a jollification.
  29. Manner; rate; condition; state of health.
  30. A heavy wooden stick or club; the wooden club used in baseball, cricket, and similar games; a batsman; a brickbat or part of a brick; a nocturnal flying creature which has a soft furry body, and wings formed by a skin stretched between the fingers, legs, and tail, and which feeds on insects.
  31. A heavy stick for beating or striking: a club for striking the ball in base- ball and cricket: a piece of brick.
  32. An animal with a body like a mouse, but which flies on wings attached to its fore- feet.
  33. A club for striking a ball; a small, flying quadruped.
  34. A stick for striking the ball in baseball, cricket, etc.
  35. A nocturnal mammal with limbs connected by a membrane to form wings.
  36. A heavy stick or club; a thick broad piece of wood, with a round handle, used to strike the ball in cricket; a batman; shale, or bituminous shale; a sheet of cotton prepared for quilting; a piece of brick.
  37. A mammiferous animal with a body like a mouse, and a pair of membranes which, commencing at the sides of the neck and extending between the front feet and toes, form wings that enable it to take short flights with great rapidity. It is nocturnal, feeds on insects, & c., and lies torpid during the winter.
  38. A heavy stick; a piece of wood broader at one end than at the other; the management of a bat at play; cotton in sheets for quilting; a piece of brick.
  39. Name of a small animal like a mouse, but with wings without feathers, which only comes abroad at night.
  40. Batting.