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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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  • Scientists ID Two Bat Species Never Before Seen In Alaska
    Scientists are in a race to learn as much as they can about bats in Alaska. And that race has led to the discovery of two new species previously unknown in the state. The Hoary bat and the Yuma bat were both found in Southeast Alaska. Download Audio Read more on this news related to 'Bat'
  • British American Tobacco pays $575m to settle legacy asbestos litigation
    British American Tobacco (BAT) is to pay out $575m to settle a legacy litigation case with a company involved in the production and sale of asbestos-containing products in the 1980s. Read more on this news related to 'Bat'

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