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1. bat

verb. ['ˈbæt'] strike with, or as if with a baseball bat.

Synonyms

  • hit

Antonyms

  • underact
  • tightness

Etymology

  • batt (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • bât (French)
  • bast (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Words that Rhyme with Bat

  • tit-for-tat
  • inmarsat
  • rat-a-tat
  • landsat
  • gujarat
  • tvsat
  • prevatte
  • prevatt
  • nonfat
  • mcnatt
  • deslatte
  • biernat
  • balyeat
  • spratt
  • splat
  • sadat
  • hnat
  • delatte
  • begat
  • arnatt
  • stat
  • spat
  • slat
  • slaght
  • scat
  • sarratt
  • pratte
  • pratt
  • platte
  • platt

Example sentences of the word bat


1. Noun, singular or mass
Stop using your blistered hand to hold the baseball bat as soon as you notice a blister forming.

Quotes containing the word bat


1. I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead and some come from behind. But I've bought a big bat. I'm all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!
- Dr. Seuss

2. The bat is not a toy, it's a weapon. It gives me everything in life, which helps me to do everything on the field.
- Virat Kohli

3. Other crack teams get bat boomerangs and wall-climbing powers; we get Aquatruck.
- Cassandra Clare, City of Ashes

2. at-bat

noun. ['ˈætˈbæt'] (baseball) a turn trying to get a hit.

Synonyms

  • play
  • turn

Antonyms

  • overact
  • underact
  • tightness

3. bat

verb. ['ˈbæt'] wink briefly.

Synonyms

  • wink
  • nictate
  • nictitate
  • flutter

Antonyms

  • uncover
  • right
  • disorganise
  • disorganize

Etymology

  • batt (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • bât (French)
  • bast (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

4. bat

noun. ['ˈbæt'] nocturnal mouselike mammal with forelimbs modified to form membranous wings and anatomical adaptations for echolocation by which they navigate.

Synonyms

  • eutherian mammal
  • fruit bat
  • Chiroptera
  • placental mammal
  • carnivorous bat
  • chiropteran
  • megabat
  • order Chiroptera
  • microbat
  • eutherian
  • wing

Antonyms

  • praise
  • decompression
  • hate
  • arrive

Etymology

  • batt (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • bât (French)
  • bast (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

5. bat

noun. ['ˈbæt'] (baseball) a turn trying to get a hit.

Synonyms

  • turn
  • at-bat

Antonyms

  • refresh
  • stand still
  • conformist

Etymology

  • batt (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • bât (French)
  • bast (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

6. bat

verb. ['ˈbæt'] beat thoroughly and conclusively in a competition or fight.

Synonyms

  • beat
  • vanquish
  • thresh
  • trounce
  • lick
  • beat out
  • flail
  • crush
  • clobber
  • thrash
  • drub
  • lam
  • shell

Antonyms

  • ride
  • spread
  • divide
  • inactivity

Etymology

  • batt (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • bât (French)
  • bast (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

7. bat

noun. ['ˈbæt'] a club used for hitting a ball in various games.

Synonyms

  • club
  • baseball bat
  • paddle

Antonyms

  • digitigrade mammal
  • aplacental
  • stay in place
  • bore

Etymology

  • batt (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • bât (French)
  • bast (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

8. bat

noun. ['ˈbæt'] the club used in playing cricket.

Synonyms

  • grip
  • handgrip
  • hold
  • cricket bat
  • handle

Antonyms

  • deny
  • enable
  • disagree
  • discontinue

Etymology

  • batt (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • bât (French)
  • bast (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

9. bat

verb. ['ˈbæt'] use a bat.

Antonyms

  • immovableness

Etymology

  • batt (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • bât (French)
  • bast (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

10. bat

noun. ['ˈbæt'] a small racket with a long handle used for playing squash.

Synonyms

  • racquet
  • racket
  • squash racquet

Antonyms

  • defy
  • surrender
  • exclude
  • start

Etymology

  • batt (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • bât (French)
  • bast (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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