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Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
battered /ˈbætəd/ adj
  1. subjected to persistent physical violence, esp by a close relative living in the same house: a battered baby
battered /ˈbætəd/ adj
  1. coated in batter: a battered cod
WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
bat•ter1 /ˈbætɚ/USA pronunciation   v. 
  1. Sociologyto beat continuously or hard;
    pound repeatedly: [+ at/against + object]The waves battered against the shoreline.[+ object]finally battered the door down.
  2. to beat (a person) over and over again, or to abuse in some other way:[+ object]accused of battering his former wife and child.
bat•ter•er, n. [countable]
bat•ter•ing, n. [uncountable]accused of baby battering.

bat•ter2 /ˈbætɚ/USA pronunciation   n. [uncountable]
  1. Fooda thin mixture of flour, eggs, and milk or water, beaten together and used in cooking:Pour some batter carefully into the frying pan.

bat•ter3 /ˈbætɚ/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. Sporta player who swings a bat or whose turn it is to bat, as in baseball or cricket.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
bat•ter1  (batər),USA pronunciation v.t. 
  1. to beat persistently or hard;
    pound repeatedly.
  2. to damage by beating or hard usage:Rough roads had battered the car. High winds were battering the coast.

v.i. 
  1. to deal heavy, repeated blows;
    pound steadily:continuing to batter at the front door.

n. 
  1. [Print.]
    • Printinga damaged area on the face of type or plate.
    • Printingthe resulting defect in print.
  • Middle French, Old French batre to beat (see bate2), with the infinitive ending identified with -er6; compare Anglo-French baterer
  • Middle English bateren, probably 1300–50
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged belabor, smite, pelt.
    • 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged bruise, wound;
      smash, shatter, shiver;
      destroy, ruin.

bat•ter2  (batər),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Fooda mixture of flour, milk or water, eggs, etc., beaten together for use in cookery.

v.t. 
  1. Foodto coat with batter.
  • *-ātūra; see -ate2, -ure), reinforced by batter1
  • Anglo-French bature, Old French bat(e)ure act of beating (bat(re) to beat (see bate2) + -eure
  • Middle English bat(o)ur, bat(e)re, perh. 1350–1400

bat•ter3  (batər),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Sporta player who swings a bat or whose turn it is to bat, as in baseball or cricket.
  • bat1 + -er1 1765–75

bat•ter4  (batər),USA pronunciation [Archit.]
v.i. 
  1. Architecture(of the face of a wall or the like) to slope backward and upward.

n. 
  1. Architecturea backward and upward slope of the face of a wall or the like.
  • of obscure origin, originally 1540–50

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
batter /ˈbætə/ vb
  1. to hit (someone or something) repeatedly using heavy blows, as with a club or other heavy instrument; beat heavily
  2. (tr; often passive) to damage or injure, as by blows, heavy wear, etc
  3. (transitive) to subject (a person, esp a close relative living in the same house) to repeated physical violence
Etymology: 14th Century bateren, probably from batten to bat1
batter /ˈbætə/ n
  1. a mixture of flour, eggs, and milk, used to make cakes, pancakes, etc, and to coat certain foods before frying
Etymology: 15th Century bater, probably from bateren to batter1
batter /ˈbætə/ n
  1. a player who bats
batter /ˈbætə/ n
  1. the slope of the face of a wall that recedes gradually backwards and upwards
vb
  1. (intransitive) to have such a slope
Etymology: 16th Century (vb: to incline): of uncertain origin
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