a quantity or number coming at one time or taken together:
a batch of prisoners.
the quantity of material prepared or required for one operation:
mixing a batch of concrete.
the quantity of bread, cookies, dough, or the like, made at one baking.
a group of jobs, data, or programs treated as a unit for computer processing.
a quantity of raw materials mixed in proper proportions and prepared for fusion into glass.
the material so mixed.
to combine, mix, or process in a batch.
“Originals are being run in batches of 12 [episodes] with a gap,” explained Lee.
ABC Announces 2013-14 Schedule: ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Gets Tuesday Berth, ‘Super Fun Night’ Gets ‘Modern Family’ Lead-In Jace Lacob May 13, 2013
Sear the pork on both sides and on the fat edge, working in batches if the chops don’t all fit in the pan at the same time.
Divine Apple Dishes Anne Burrell January 5, 2011
Tip: It’s quicker to fry up two batches at a time in two frying pans.
Mouth-Watering Potato Pancakes Jacquelynn D. Powers November 30, 2010
Once combined, add in the flour in batches, mixing the dough in between.
How to Make Petulla, Albanian Fried Dough Petrit Husenaj January 11, 2011
Aside from a limited number of previously released emails, neither of the batches has been released to the public.
Alaska Investigates Sarah Palin Tell-All Writer Shushannah Walshe May 10, 2011
The people were admitted to the Hall in batches of 400 or 500 at a time, and as there was no confusion there was no waste of time.
Ulster’s Stand For Union Ronald McNeill
Make the batches middling thick, enough so that it will not drizzle from the wire.
Taxidermy Leon Luther Pray
Even so the cells of the castle were crammed with prisoners, mainly Scots, who were borne to death in batches.
From Gretna Green to Land’s End Katharine Lee Bates
One gang by day labor mixed and placed 168 batches of 0.7 cu.
Concrete Construction Halbert P. Gillette
It took some time running the whole company through in batches of forty, so we had a brief look around that part of the town.
From the St. Lawrence to the Yser with the 1st Canadian brigade Frederic C. Curry
a group or set of usually similar objects or people, esp if sent off, handled, or arriving at the same time
the bread, cakes, etc, produced at one baking
the amount of a material needed for an operation
Also called batch loaf. a tall loaf having a close texture and a thick crust on the top and bottom, baked as part of a batch: the sides of each loaf are greased so that they will pull apart after baking to have pale crumby sides; made esp in Scotland and Ireland Compare pan loaf
to group (items) for efficient processing
to handle by batch processing
verb (Austral & NZ, informal)
(intransitive) (of a man) to do his own cooking and housekeeping
to live alone
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.”
bach, lay a batch
a quantity or number coming at one time or taken together: a batch of prisoners. the quantity of material prepared or required for one operation: mixing a batch of concrete. the quantity of bread, cookies, dough, or the like, made at one baking. Computers. a group of jobs, data, or programs treated as a unit […]
to moderate or restrain: unable to bate our enthusiasm. to lessen or diminish; abate: setbacks that bated his hopes. to diminish or subside; abate. with bated breath, with breath drawn in or held because of anticipation or suspense: We watched with bated breath as the runners approached the finish line. (of a hawk) to flutter […]
batea best available technology economically achievable Historical Examples This is placed in a pan or, better, in a batea, and carefully washed down until the gold begins to appear. The A B C of Mining Charles A. Bramble Every batea, as I got deeper and deeper, yielded more and more gold! Carmen Ariza Charles Francis […]
Also, batteau. Nautical. Chiefly Canadian and Southern U.S. a small, flat-bottomed rowboat used on rivers. a half-decked, sloop-rigged boat used for fishing on Chesapeake Bay; skipjack. (in some regions) a scow. a pontoon of a floating bridge. Historical Examples So I sing like a bateau full of voyageurs, and the dark echo, and that vild-cat […]