Batter is a semi-liquid mixture of one or more grains used to prepare various foods. Many batters are made by combining dry flours with liquids such as water, milk or eggs; batters can also be made by soaking grains in water and grinding them wet. Often a leavening agent such as baking powder is included to aerate and fluff up the batter as it cooks, or the mixture may be naturally fermented for this purpose as well as to add flavor. Carbonated water or another carbonated liquid such as beer may instead be used to aerate the batter in some recipes.

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  1. A beaten mixture of flour and liquid (usually egg and milk), used for baking (e.g. pancakes, cake, or Yorkshire pudding) or to coat food (e.g. fish) prior to frying
    To the dismay of his mother, the boy put his finger into the cake batter.
  2. A binge, a heavy drinking session.
    When he went on a batter, he became very violent.
  3. A paste of clay or loam.
  4. A bruise on the face of a plate or of type in the form.

Noun (etymology 2)

  1. An incline on the outer face of a built wall.
    Hydroseeding of unvegetated batters is planned.

Noun (etymology 3)

  1. The player attempting to hit the ball with a bat.
    The first batter hit the ball into the corner for a double.


  1. To hit or strike violently and repeatedly.
    He battered his wife with a walking stick.
  2. To coat with batter (the food ingredient).
    I prefer it when they batter the cod with breadcrumbs.
  3. To defeat soundly; to thrash
    Leeds United battered Charlton 7-0.
  4. To intoxicate
    That cocktails will batter you!
    I was battered last night on our pub crawl.
  5. To flatten (metal) by hammering, so as to compress it inwardly and spread it outwardly.

Verb (etymology 2)

  1. To slope (of walls, buildings etc.).

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