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Etymology 1

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A bat (mammal).

Middle English bakke or balke, maybe from [[w:Template:lang:osw language|Template:lang:osw]][[Category:Template:lang:osw derivations]] [[nattbakka#Template:lang:osw|nattbakka]], or Icelandic leðurblaka (leather flapper)

Noun

Singular
bat

Plural
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bat ({{{1}}})
  1. Any of the small, nocturnal, flying mammals of the order Chiroptera, which navigate by means of echolocation. They look like a mouse with membranous wings extending from the forelimbs to the hind limbs or tail. Altogether, there are about 1,000 bat species in the world.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) An old woman.
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A low whore: so called from moving out like a bat in the dusk of the evening.
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Etymology 2

a cricket bat

Old English batt

Noun

Singular
bat

Plural
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bat ({{{1}}})
  1. A club made of wood or aluminium used for striking the ball in sports such as baseball, softball and cricket.
  2. A turn at hitting the ball with a bat in a game.
  3. (two-up): The piece of wood on which the spinner places the coins and then uses for throwing them. (Reference: Sidney J. Baker, The Australian Language, second edition, 1966, chapter XI section 3, page 242.)
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Verb

Infinitive
to bat

Third person singular
bats

Simple past
batted

Past participle
-

Present participle
batting

to bat (third-person singular simple present bats, present participle batting, simple past and past participle batted)
  1. (transitive) to hit with a bat.
  2. (intransitive) to take a turn at hitting a ball with a bat in sports like cricket, baseball and softball, as opposed to fielding.
  3. (intransitive) to strike or swipe as though with a bat
    The cat batted at the toy.
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Basque

Article

bat

  1. a, an
    • Musu batA kiss.

Cardinal number

bat

  1. one
    • Sagar bat eta lau laranja — One apple and four oranges.

French

Pronunciation

Verb

bat

  1. third-person singular indicative present of battre (to beat).

German

Pronunciation

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Verb

bat [[Category:Template:lang:de verb forms|bat]]

  1. singular past tense of bitten (to please, to pray, to ask, to gratify).

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Verb

bat (POJ, traditional and simplified or )

  1. to know somebody; to recognize
  2. to be familiar with

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Old English

Etymology

From Germanic *baitaz. Related to Old Norse bátr, beit.

Pronunciation

Noun

bāt m. (plural bātas)

  1. boat

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Turkish

Verb

bat

  1. sink (imperative)

Volapük

Noun

bat

  1. game of whip and top
  2. bat (for ball games)

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