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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


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.


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.


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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