Definition of "batch" []

  • An amount produced at one baking: a batch of cookies. (noun)
  • A quantity required for or produced as the result of one operation: made a batch of cookie dough; mixed a batch of cement. (noun)
  • A group of persons or things: a batch of tourists; a whole new batch of problems. (noun)
  • Computer Science A set of data or jobs to be processed in a single program run. (noun)
  • To assemble or process as a batch. (verb-transitive)
  • A group or set of usually similar objects or people, esp if sent off, handled, or arriving at the same time (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The bread, cakes, etc, produced at one baking (noun)
  • The amount of a material needed for an operation (noun)
  • 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 (noun)
  • To group (items) for efficient processing (verb)
  • To handle by batch processing (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "batch" in a sentence
  • "Using the term batch mode here can be misleading, since the GNU Emacs Manual says:"
  • "The most interesting domain in the batch is a domain for an Ant-Man movie: ANT-MAN-THEMOVIE. COM."
  • "My favorite discovery included in this batch is a band called Eluveitie (pronounced El-way-tea)."