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English noun: bat

1. bat (animal) nocturnal mouselike mammal with forelimbs modified to form membranous wings and anatomical adaptations for echolocation by which they navigate


Synonymschiropteran


Broader (hypernym)eutherian, eutherian mammal, placental, placental mammal


Narrower (hyponym)carnivorous bat, fruit bat, megabat, microbat


Part holonymwing


Member meronymChiroptera, order Chiroptera

2. bat (act) (baseball) a turn trying to get a hit


SamplesHe was at bat when it happened.
He got four hits in four at-bats.


Synonymsat-bat


Broader (hypernym)play, turn


Domain categorybaseball, baseball game

3. bat (artifact) a small racket with a long handle used for playing squash


Synonymssquash racket, squash racquet


Broader (hypernym)racket, racquet

4. bat (artifact) the club used in playing cricket


SamplesA cricket bat has a narrow handle and a broad flat end for hitting.


Synonymscricket bat


Broader (hypernym)cricket equipment


Part holonymgrip, handgrip, handle, hold

5. bat (artifact) a club used for hitting a ball in various games


Broader (hypernym)club


Narrower (hyponym)baseball bat, lumber, paddle


English verb: bat

1. bat (contact) strike with, or as if with a baseball bat


SamplesBat the ball.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)hit


Narrower (hyponym)switch-hit


Verb groupbat, bat


Domain categorybaseball, baseball game

2. bat (body) wink briefly


SamplesBat one's eyelids.


Synonymsflutter


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)blink, nictate, nictitate, wink

3. bat (contact) have a turn at bat


SamplesJones bats first, followed by Martinez.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)hit


Verb groupbat


Domain categorybaseball, baseball game

4. bat (contact) use a bat


SamplesWho's batting?.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)hit


Verb groupbat


Domain categorybaseball, baseball game

5. bat (contact) beat thoroughly and conclusively in a competition or fight


SamplesWe licked the other team on Sunday!.


ExamplesThe fighter managed to bat his opponent


Synonymsclobber, cream, drub, lick, thrash


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)beat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish


Verb groupflail, lam, thrash, thresh









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