Definitions of battery

  1. The act of battering or beating.
  2. The unlawful beating of another. It includes every willful, angry and violent, or negligent touching of another's person or clothes, or anything attached to his person or held by him.
  3. Any place where cannon or mortars are mounted, for attack or defense.
  4. Two or more pieces of artillery in the field.
  5. A company or division of artillery, including the gunners, guns, horses, and all equipments. In the United States, a battery of flying artillery consists usually of six guns.
  6. A number of coated jars ( Leyden jars) so connected that they may be charged and discharged simultaneously.
  7. An apparatus for generating voltaic electricity.
  8. A number of similar machines or devices in position; an apparatus consisting of a set of similar parts; as, a battery of boilers, of retorts, condensers, etc.
  9. A series of stamps operated by one motive power, for crushing ores containing the precious metals.
  10. The box in which the stamps for crushing ore play up and down.
  11. The pitcher and catcher together.
  12. an assault in which the assailant makes physical contact
  13. a series of stamps operated in one mortar for crushing ores
  14. a collection of related things intended for use together; " took a battery of achievement tests"
  15. a unit composed of the pitcher and catcher
  16. A crime consisting of physical contact that is intended to harm someone. Unintentional harmful contact is not battery, no mater how careless the behavior or how severe the injury. A fist fight is a common battery; being hit by a wild pitch in a baseball game is not.
  17. The act of beating another; as, in law, assault and battery; a number of large guns with their accompaniment of officers, men, and equipments, for field operations; any raised work where guns are mounted and gunners protected; an apparatus for producing electricity.
  18. A number of cannon with their equipment: the place on which cannon are mounted: the men and horses attending a battery: an instrument used in electric and galvanic experiments: ( law) an assault by beating or wounding.
  19. The act of beating; a line of cannon; the place on which cannon are mounted; an electrical apparatus.
  20. ( 1) An earthwork enclosing cannon. ( 2) A company of artillerymen or their guns and other equipment.
  21. Elec. A group of cells, dynamos, etc.
  22. The unlawful use of force by one person upon another.
  23. An instrument for battering or attack; a certain number of cannon for the field, their equipment, and the artillerymen; the men of a battery; a raised work on which cannon are placed, usually protected by a parapet, to screen the gunners; the unlawful beating or even touching of another; a number of coated jars placed in such a manner that they may be charged at the same time, and discharged in the same manner; a pile or series of plates of copper and zinc, or of any substances susceptible of galvanic action.
  24. In mil., a parapet or wall breast high, thrown up to protect the gunners and others, or as a position for guns; any number of guns and mortars ranged in order for firing; an apparatus for generating the electric fluid : masked- battery, a battery screened from the sight of the enemy by any contrivance.