Complete Definition of "battery"

English

Pronunciation
audio|en-uk-battery.ogg|Audio (UK)

Etymology
From MF. term|batterie, from OF. term|baterie|langfro, from L. term|bauttere||beat|langla.

Noun
wikipedia
en-noun|batter|ies

  1. A device that produces electricity by a chemical reaction between two substances.
  2. law The crime or tort of intentionally striking another person.
  3. A coordinated group of artillery.
  4. An array of similar things.

#: Schoolchildren take a battery of standard tests to measure their progress.

  1. A set of small cages where hens are kept for the purpose of farm|farming their eggs.
  2. baseball The catcher and the pitcher together
  3. chess Two or more pieces on the same rank, file, or diagonal

Derived terms
assault and battery
battery hen

Translations
trans-top|device producing electricity
Arabic: ARchar|بطارÙØ© f
Chinese: çµæ±  (diànchí)
Crimean Tatar: batareya
Croatian: baterija f
Czech: baterie f, baterka f
Dutch: batterij f
Finnish: paristo (not rechargeable), akku (rechargeable)
French: pile#French|pile f
German: Batterie f
Hebrew: ס×Ö¹×Ö°×Ö¸× (solela) f, ××ר×× (bat'aria) f (slang)
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Italian: pila#Italian|pila f
Japanese: é»æ± #Japanese|é»æ±  (ã§ãã¡, denchi)
Korean: ì ì§ (jeonji); ë°°í°ë¦¬ (baeteori)
Malay: bateri
Persian: FAchar|Ø¨Ø§ØªØ±Û (bÄtri)
Polish: bateria f
Russian: баÑаÑÐµÑ (bataréja) f
Slovene: baterija f
Spanish: pila#Spanish|pila f
Swedish: batteri n
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trans-top|crime of striking another
Chinese: æ¯æ, æ®´æ (ÅudÇ); èæå·å®³, èæ伤害 (xùyì shÄnghài)
Czech: fyzické napadení n
Finnish: pahoinpitely
German: Körperverletzung f
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French: coups et blessures
Hebrew: תק××¤× (tqifa) f
Japanese: æ®´æ (ããã , Åda)
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trans-top|array of similar things
Chinese: ä¸ç¾¤ (yÄ« qún); ä¸çµ, ä¸ç» (yÄ« zÇ); ä¸ç³»å (yÄ« xìliè)
Czech: sestava f
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Dutch: batterij f
Hebrew: סִ×Ö°×¨Ö¸× (sidra) f
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trans-top|coordinated group of artillery
Chinese: ç ²åµé£, ç®åµè¿ (pàobÄ«ng lián); ç ²åµç, ç®åµè¥ (pàobÄ«ng yíng)
Crimean Tatar: batareya
Czech: baterie f
Dutch: batterij f
Finnish: patteri, tykistöpatteri
French: batterie f
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German: (Artillerie) Batterie f
Hebrew: ×Ö»× Ö°×Ö¸× (gunda) f, ס×××× (solela) f, ××ר×× (bat'eria) f (slang)
Russian: баÑаÑÐµÑ (bataréja) f
Slovene: baterija f
Swedish: batteri
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trans-top|set of cages for hens
Dutch: legbatterij f
French: batterie f
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German: Legebatterie f
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See also
accumulator
assault

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