Crossword clues for batch
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Batch \Batch\, n. [OE. bache, bacche, fr. AS. bacan to bake; cf. G. geb["a]ck and D. baksel. See Bake, v. t.]
The quantity of bread baked at one time.
A quantity of anything produced at one operation; a group or collection of persons or things of the same kind; as, a batch of letters; the next batch of business. ``A new batch of Lords.''
--Lady M. W. Montagu.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Old English *bæcce "something baked," from bacan "bake" (see bake (v.)). Batch is to bake as watch (n.) is to wake and match (n.2) "one of a pair" is to make. Extended 1713 to "any quantity produced at one operation."
Etymology 1 alt. 1 A bank; a sandbank. 2 A field or patch of ground lying near a stream; the dale in which a stream flows. n. 1 A bank; a sandbank. 2 A field or patch of ground lying near a stream; the dale in which a stream flows. Etymology 2
Of a process, operating for a defined set of conditions, and then halting. n. 1 The quantity of bread or other baked goods baked at one time. 2 A quantity of anything produced at one operation. 3 A group or collection of things of the same kind, such as a batch of letters or the next batch of business. 4 (context computing English) A set of data to be processed with one execute of a program. 5 (context UK dialect Midlands English) A bread roll. 6 (context Philippines English) A graduating class. v
1 To aggregate things together into a batch. 2 (context computing English) To handle a set of input data or requests as a batch process. Etymology 3
vb. (context informal English) To live as a bachelor temporarily, of a married man or someone virtually married.
n. all the loaves of bread baked at the same time
(often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent; "a batch of letters"; "a deal of trouble"; "a lot of money"; "he made a mint on the stock market"; "it must have cost plenty" [syn: deal, flock, good deal, great deal, hatful, heap, lot, mass, mess, mickle, mint, muckle, peck, pile, plenty, pot, quite a little, raft, sight, slew, spate, stack, tidy sum, wad, whole lot, whole slew]
a collection of things or persons to be handled together [syn: clutch]
v. batch together; assemble or process as a batch
Batch may refer to:
Batch was the second album by Orange County pop punk band Big Drill Car, which was released in 1991. It was the last studio recording with the classic original line-up, and their last album distributed by Cruz Records. Like many Big Drill Car albums, Batch is currently out of print.
Usage examples of "batch".
When we knew we were writing for something like an album he would write a few in his spare moments, like this batch here.
Quickly, Alker turned off the floor lamp and stumbled across a batch of books, to reach a closet.
Jurassic, angiosperms had spread very slowly, but after the extinctions at the end of that period, there was time for flowering plants to get going before the next batch of hungry herbivores took over.
Ban Sar Din ran out into the ashram from his holy office in the back, dumped out a batch of yellow handkerchiefs, and ran back to his office.
If one should be spoiled, it is better to allow it to stand over for assaying along with the next batch.
In regard to Chatterford, I shall send Nola and Avis back with you -- and possibly Emma Burke with the duke no longer a threat -- as walking testimonials for the next batch.
Mad Binny was cooking up a love potion, either that or a batch of pollen butter.
By 1530, with night bringing down its blackout curtain as the batch finally reached their bivvy point in Brisworthy Wood, Parlour and Collins simultaneously reached breaking point.
Moon Man warned as the three of them clumped down a long batch of stone stairs into an immense underground gallery.
After the muffle has cooled down for the withdrawal of the last batch, and the old cupels have been taken out, the new cupels for the next batch should be put in their place.
As Cozy walked back in with the Daily Camera still wrapped, Alan slid the entire first batch of French toast onto a plate.
New York got a fresh batch of patients which included Dimer and Anderson and their associates.
The cloning department had worked overtime growing new batches of Emir embryos for the fetal neurons and glia they could supply and prepared appropriate annealing solutions of disaggregated cells with which the surgeons would bathe the central nervous system splices.
The woman behind the counter offered a donut off the rack, but a fresh batch was coming out of the fryer, so Pollard opted to wait.
As Moyne returned a serene smile, Durand looked up from the batch of papers.