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Definition 1: (baseball) a turn trying to get a hit - [noun denoting act]

Samples where bat or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he was at bat when it happened
  • he got four hits in four at-bats

Synonyms for bat in the sense of this definition

(bat is a kind of ...) (game) the activity of doing something in an agreed succession

"it is my turn" "it is still my play"

(bat belongs to category ...) a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs

"he played baseball in high school" "there was a baseball game on every empty lot" "there was a desire for National League ball in the area" "play ball!"

Definition 2: nocturnal mouselike mammal with forelimbs modified to form membranous wings and anatomical adaptations for echolocation by which they navigate - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for bat in the sense of this definition

(bat is a kind of ...) mammals having a placenta; all mammals except monotremes and marsupials

(... is a kind of bat ) large Old World bat of warm and tropical regions that feeds on fruit

(... is a kind of bat ) typically having large ears and feeding primarily on insects; worldwide in distribution

(bat is a part of ...) a movable organ for flying (one of a pair)

(... is a member of bat) an old order dating to early Eocene: bats: suborder Megachiroptera (fruit bats); suborder Microchiroptera (insectivorous bats)

Definition 3: a club used for hitting a ball in various games - [noun denoting artifact]

(bat is a kind of ...) stout stick that is larger at one end

"he carried a club in self defense" "he felt as if he had been hit with a club"

(... is a kind of bat ) an implement used in baseball by the batter

(... is a kind of bat ) small wooden bat with a flat surface; used for hitting balls in various games

Definition 4: the club used in playing cricket - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where bat or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for bat in the sense of this definition

(bat is a kind of ...) sports equipment used in playing cricket

(bat is a part of ...) the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it

"he grabbed the hammer by the handle" "it was an old briefcase but it still had a good grip"

Definition 5: a small racket with a long handle used for playing squash - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for bat in the sense of this definition

(bat is a kind of ...) a sports implement (usually consisting of a handle and an oval frame with a tightly interlaced network of strings) used to strike a ball (or shuttlecock) in various games

Definition 6: wink briefly - [verb of body]

Samples where bat or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • bat one's eyelids

Synonyms for bat in the sense of this definition

(bat is a kind of ...) briefly shut the eyes

"The TV announcer never seems to blink"

Definition 7: beat thoroughly and conclusively in a competition or fight - [verb of contact]

Samples where bat or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We licked the other team on Sunday!

Synonyms for bat in the sense of this definition

(bat is a kind of ...) come out better in a competition, race, or conflict

"Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship" "We beat the competition" "Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game"

(bat has a similar meaning as ...) give a thrashing to; beat hard

Definition 8: strike with, or as if with a baseball bat - [verb of contact]

Samples where bat or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • bat the ball

(bat is a kind of ...) deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument

"He hit her hard in the face"

(... is a kind of bat ) bat right-handed against a left-handed and left-handed against a right-handed pitcher

(bat has a similar meaning as ...) use a bat

"Who's batting?"

(bat has a similar meaning as ...) have a turn at bat

"Jones bats first, followed by Martinez"

(bat belongs to category ...) a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs

"he played baseball in high school" "there was a baseball game on every empty lot" "there was a desire for National League ball in the area" "play ball!"

Definition 9: use a bat - [verb of contact]

Samples where bat or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Who's batting?

(bat is a kind of ...) deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument

"He hit her hard in the face"

(bat has a similar meaning as ...) strike with, or as if with a baseball bat

"bat the ball"

(bat belongs to category ...) a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs

"he played baseball in high school" "there was a baseball game on every empty lot" "there was a desire for National League ball in the area" "play ball!"

Definition 10: have a turn at bat - [verb of contact]

Samples where bat or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Jones bats first, followed by Martinez

(bat is a kind of ...) deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument

"He hit her hard in the face"

(bat has a similar meaning as ...) strike with, or as if with a baseball bat

"bat the ball"

(bat belongs to category ...) a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs

"he played baseball in high school" "there was a baseball game on every empty lot" "there was a desire for National League ball in the area" "play ball!"

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