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English noun: battery

1. battery (group) group of guns or missile launchers operated together at one place


Broader (hypernym)artillery, artillery unit


Domain categoryarmed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine

2. battery (artifact) a device that produces electricity; may have several primary or secondary cells arranged in parallel or series


Synonymselectric battery


Broader (hypernym)electrical device


Narrower (hyponym)A battery, B battery, C battery, galvanic battery, galvanic pile, pile, voltaic battery, voltaic pile


Part holonymelectrode, pole, terminal

3. battery (group) a collection of related things intended for use together


SamplesTook a battery of achievement tests.


Broader (hypernym)accumulation, aggregation, assemblage, collection


Part holonymartillery, gun, heavy weapon, ordnance


Member holonymsub-test

4. battery (group) a unit composed of the pitcher and catcher


Broader (hypernym)squad, team


Part meronymbaseball team

5. battery (artifact) a series of stamps operated in one mortar for crushing ores


Synonymsstamp battery


Broader (hypernym)stamp mill, stamping mill


Part holonympestle, stamp

6. battery (act) the heavy fire of artillery to saturate an area rather than hit a specific target


SamplesThey laid down a barrage in front of the advancing troops.
The shelling went on for hours without pausing.


Synonymsbarrage, barrage fire, bombardment, shelling


Broader (hypernym)fire, firing

7. battery (act) an assault in which the assailant makes physical contact


Synonymsassault and battery


Broader (hypernym)assault


Narrower (hyponym)resisting arrest









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