1. A bank; a sandbank.
  2. A field or patch of ground lying near a stream; the dale in which a stream flows.

Noun (etymology 2)

  1. The quantity of bread or other baked goods baked at one time.
    We made a batch of cookies to take to the party.
  2. A quantity of anything produced at one operation.
    We poured a bucket of water in top, and the ice maker spit out a batch of icecubes at the bottom.
  3. A group or collection of things of the same kind, such as a batch of letters or the next batch of business.
  4. A set of data to be processed with one execution of a program.
    The system throttled itself to batches of 50 requests at a time to keep the thread count under control.
  5. A bread roll.
  6. A graduating class.
    She was the valedictorian of Batch '73.


  1. To aggregate things together into a batch.
    The contractor batched the purchase orders for the entire month into one statement.
  2. To handle a set of input data or requests as a batch process.
    The purchase requests for the day were stored in a queue and batched for printing the next morning.

Verb (etymology 2)

  1. To live as a bachelor temporarily, of a married man or someone virtually married.
    I am batching next week when my wife visits her sister.


  1. Of a process, operating for a defined set of conditions, and then halting.
    ''The plant had two batch assembly lines for packaging, as well as a continuous feed production line.

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