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Bat Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • (baseball) a turn batting; "he was at bat when it happened"; "he got 4 hits in 4 at-bats"
  • nocturnal mouselike mammal with forelimbs modified to form membranous wings and anatomical adaptations for echolocation by which they navigate
  • a club used for hitting a ball in various games
  • a bat used in playing cricket
  • a small racket with a long handle used for playing squash
  • wink briefly; "bat one''s eyelids"
  • beat thoroughly in a competition or fight; "We licked the other team on Sunday!"
  • strike with, or as if with a baseball bat; "bat the ball"
  • use a bat; "Who''s batting?"
  • have a turn at bat; "Jones bats first, followed by Martinez"

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • nocturnal mouselike mammal with forelimbs modified to form membranous wings and anatomical adaptations for echolocation by which they navigate ,
  • (baseball) a turn trying to get a hit; "he was at bat when it happened"; "he got four hits in four at-bats" ,
  • a small racket with a long handle used for playing squash ,
  • the club used in playing cricket; "a cricket bat has a narrow handle and a broad flat end for hitting" ,
  • a club used for hitting a ball in various games

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Bat Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Bats are mammals in the order Chiroptera. They are the only mammals that can fly. Other mammals like flying squirrels, or flying possum, can glide but not fly. Bats are nocturnal – they are active during the night, dusk, or dawn. Most use echolocation to catch prey and to find their way about. As nighttime animals, bats avoid direct competition with birds, few of which are nocturnal.

Bats are a successful group. They are the second largest order of mammals: there are more than 1,100 species of bats. This means that 20% of all living mammal species – one in five – are bats.

About seventy percent of bats are insectivores, which is the basal form of life for this group. The Common Pipistrelle is a successful example. Most of the rest are fruit-eaters (fruit bats). A few species suck blood, and a few large ones are carnivorous.



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'Bat' example sentence in quotations


* The Joker What kind of a world is this where a man dressed as a bat gets ALL MY PRESS This town needs an enema - Batman

* I daresay one profits more by the mistakes one makes off one's own bat than by doing the right thing on somebody's else advice. - W. Somerset Maugham

* I never blame myself when I'm not hitting. I just blame the bat and if it keeps up, I change bats. After all, if I know it isn't my fault that I'm not hitting, how can I get mad at myself - Lawrence Peter Berra


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Bat Sample Sentences in News


  • Extra powers to tackle deadly bat virus in Australia
    An Australian state is set to unveil tougher measures to tackle bats after three flying foxes were found to be carrying the deadly lyssavirus, officials said Thursday. The New South Wales government fears transmission of the potentially fatal Australian bat lyssavirus (ABLV) to humans and the state's health department has issued a warning to residents not to a Read more on this news related to 'Bat'
  • BAT Shares Fall Most in Three Years Amid Pricing Worries
    British American Tobacco Plc (BATS) fell the most since 2011 in London as weaker-than-expected quarterly sales raised questions over the scope for price increases in some of the cigarette maker’s main markets. Read more on this news related to 'Bat'
  • BAT Weighed Down by Currency Weakness as Smokers Cut Back
    British American Tobacco Plc (BATS) , Europe’s largest maker of cigarettes, reported a further decline in shipments as smokers cut back and said the weakness of currencies in many of its markets led to a slide in revenue. Read more on this news related to 'Bat'

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