battery Meaning, definition in Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "battery" - English Dictionary

See all translations

batterynoun

uk   /ˈbæt.ər.i/  us   /ˈbæt̬.ɚ.i/

battery noun (ELECTRICAL DEVICE)

A2 [C] a device that produces electricity to provide power for radios, cars, etc.: a rechargeable battery a battery-operated hairdryer This alarm clock takes two medium-sized batteries. I think the battery is dead (UK also flat/gone) (= has lost its power).
More examples

battery noun (LARGE NUMBER)

a battery of sth a number of things of a similar type: In the kitchen an impressive battery of stainless steel utensils hangs on the wall.

battery noun (GUNS)

[C] a number of large guns and similar weapons operating together in the same place: The shore battery opened fire.

battery noun (ATTACK)

batteryadjective [before noun]

uk   /ˈbæt.ər.i/  us   /ˈbæt̬.ɚ.i/ UK
using a system of producing a large number of eggs cheaply by keeping a lot of chickens in rows of small cages (= boxes made of wire): battery farming battery hens/eggs
(Definition of battery from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of battery?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “battery” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
follow

If you follow a particular person on Twitter� (= a website where people can publish short remarks or pieces of information), you choose to see the messages that that person posts (= publishes) on the website.

Word of the Day

July 4th, Bastille Day, and the language of revolution.
July 4th, Bastille Day, and the language of revolution.
by Liz Walter,
July 01, 2015
With America’s Independence Day on the 4th and France’s Bastille Day on the 14th, July certainly has a revolutionary theme, so this blog looks at words and phrases we use to talk about the dramatic and nation-changing events that these days celebrate. In particular, it focuses on one of the most important

Read More 

burger noun
burger noun
June 29, 2015
a menu on a computer screen comprising three short parallel horizontal lines which the user clicks to see options Definitely use a burger. You could put the settings in the burger menu too. Fix the settings to the bottom of the burger menu and use a vertically scrolling contact list that scrolls behind

Read More