Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An amount produced at one baking: a batch of cookies.
  • n. A quantity required for or produced as the result of one operation: made a batch of cookie dough; mixed a batch of cement.
  • n. A group of persons or things: a batch of tourists; a whole new batch of problems.
  • n. Computer Science A set of data or jobs to be processed in a single program run.
  • transitive v. To assemble or process as a batch.
  • n. Informal Variant of bach.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The quantity of bread or other baked goods baked at one time.
  • n. A quantity of anything produced at one operation.
  • n. A group or collection of things of the same kind, such as a batch of letters or the next batch of business.
  • n. A set of data to be processed with one execution of a program.
  • n. A bread roll.
  • v. To aggregate things together into a batch.
  • v. To handle a set of input data or requests as a batch process.
  • adj. Of a process, operating for a defined set of conditions, and then halting.
  • n. A bank; a sandbank.
  • n. A field or patch of ground lying near a stream; the dale in which a stream flows.
  • v. To live as a bachelor temporarily, of a married man or someone virtually married.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quantity of bread baked at one time.
  • n. A quantity of anything produced at one operation; a group or collection of persons or things of the same kind.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To mass; bring together in a batch or the quantity required.
  • To protect (the bank of a river) by facing it with stones, so as to prevent the water from eating into it.
  • n. A quantity produced at one operation; specifically, the quantity of bread made at one baking.
  • n. The quantity of material prepared or required for one operation. Specifically—
  • n. An aggregation of individuals or articles similar to each other; especially, a number or aggregation received, despatched, etc., at one time: as, a batch of letters; a batch of prisoners.
  • n. Kind, sort, or lot.
  • n. A bank; a sandbank.
  • n. A field or patch of ground lying near a stream; the valley in which a stream flows: especially in local English names.
  • n. A vessel used in brewing.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. batch together; assemble or process as a batch
  • n. (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
  • n. a collection of things or persons to be handled together
  • n. all the loaves of bread baked at the same time

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Middle English bache, probably from Old English *bæcce, from bacan, to bake.

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From Middle English bache, bæcche, from Old English bæċe, beċe ("brook, stream"), from Proto-Germanic *bakiz (“brook”), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰog- (“flowing water”). More at beach.

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From Middle English bache (or bacche), from Old English bæcce ("something baked"), from bacan ("to bake"). Compare German Gebäck and Dutch baksel.

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from an abbreviation of the pronunciation of bachelor ("unmarried adult male")

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    March 15, 2016

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