Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun bat

5 senses of bat

Sense 1
bat, chiropteran -- (nocturnal mouselike mammal with forelimbs modified to form membranous wings and anatomical adaptations for echolocation by which they navigate)
       => placental, placental mammal, eutherian, eutherian mammal -- (mammals having a placenta; all mammals except monotremes and marsupials)

Sense 2
bat, at-bat -- ((baseball) a turn trying to get a hit; "he was at bat when it happened"; "he got four hits in four at-bats")
       => turn, play -- ((game) the activity of doing something in an agreed succession; "it is my turn"; "it is still my play")

Sense 3
squash racket, squash racquet, bat -- (a small racket with a long handle used for playing squash)
       => racket, racquet -- (a sports implement (usually consisting of a handle and an oval frame with a tightly interlaced network of strings) used to strike a ball (or shuttlecock) in various games)

Sense 4
cricket bat, bat -- (the club used in playing cricket; "a cricket bat has a narrow handle and a broad flat end for hitting")
       => cricket equipment -- (sports equipment used in playing cricket)

Sense 5
bat -- (a club used for hitting a ball in various games)
       => club -- (stout stick that is larger at one end; "he carried a club in self defense"; "he felt as if he had been hit with a club")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb bat

5 senses of bat

Sense 1
bat -- (strike with, or as if with a baseball bat; "bat the ball")
       => hit -- (deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument; "He hit her hard in the face")

Sense 2
bat, flutter -- (wink briefly; "bat one's eyelids")
       => blink, wink, nictitate, nictate -- (briefly shut the eyes; "The TV announcer never seems to blink")

Sense 3
bat -- (have a turn at bat; "Jones bats first, followed by Martinez")
       => hit -- (deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument; "He hit her hard in the face")

Sense 4
bat -- (use a bat; "Who's batting?")
       => hit -- (deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument; "He hit her hard in the face")

Sense 5
cream, bat, clobber, drub, thrash, lick -- (beat thoroughly and conclusively in a competition or fight; "We licked the other team on Sunday!")
       => beat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish -- (come out better in a competition, race, or conflict; "Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship"; "We beat the competition"; "Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game")

Antonyms of adj bats

1 sense of bats

Sense 1
balmy, barmy, bats, batty, bonkers, buggy, cracked, crackers, daft, dotty, fruity, haywire, kooky, kookie, loco, loony, loopy, nuts, nutty, round the bend, around the bend, wacky, whacky -- (informal or slang terms for mentally irregular; "it used to drive my husband balmy")

INDIRECT (VIA insane) -> sane -- (mentally healthy; free from mental disorder; "appears to be completely sane")

Similarity of adj bats

1 sense of bats

Sense 1
balmy, barmy, bats, batty, bonkers, buggy, cracked, crackers, daft, dotty, fruity, haywire, kooky, kookie, loco, loony, loopy, nuts, nutty, round the bend, around the bend, wacky, whacky -- (informal or slang terms for mentally irregular; "it used to drive my husband balmy")
       => insane (vs. sane) -- (afflicted with or characteristic of mental derangement; "was declared insane"; "insane laughter")

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