Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “bat”

bat

noun [C] uk   /bæt/ us  

bat noun [C] (STICK)

A1 a specially shaped piece of wood used for hitting the ball in many games: a baseball/cricket/rounders/table tennis bat
See also

bat noun [C] (ANIMAL)

B1 a small animal like a mouse with wings that flies at night

bat

verb uk   /bæt/ (-tt-) us  

bat verb (EYELASHES)

[T] (especially of women) to open and close your eyes quickly several times, especially to attract attention or admiration: She smiled and batted her eyelashes at him.

bat verb (BALL)

[I or T] to try to hit a ball with a bat: He batted the ball high into the air. Jones will be the first to bat.
(Definition of bat from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of bat?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “bat” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

initial

of or at the beginning

Word of the Day

Come on – you can do it! Phrasal verbs with ‘come’.

by Liz Walter​,
November 19, 2014
As part of an occasional series on the tricky subject of phrasal verbs, this blog looks at ones formed with the verb ‘come’. If you are reading this blog, I’m sure you already know come from, as it is one of the first things you learn in class: I come from Scotland/Spain.

Read More 

ped-text verb

November 24, 2014
to text someone while walking I’m ped-texting, I’m looking down at my phone, 75 percent of the time.

Read More