- a group of jobs, data, or programs treated as a unit for computer processing.
- batch processing.
- a quantity of raw materials mixed in proper proportions and prepared for fusion into glass.
- the material so mixed.
verb (used with object)
- batch plant,
- batch processing,
- bateau neck
Origin of batch1
verb (used without object), noun
Origin of batch2
Examples from the Web for batch
And if people find themselves dissatisfied with how often they turn to fast food, Bacon says to try things like batch cooking.
Make a batch of these rum balls, climb into a onesie, and let your favorite movie do the rest.
He reminds Bob that “your people” destroyed Terminus, forcing its batch of psychos to survive “out here like everybody else.”The Walking Dead’s Most Gruesome Scene Yet: ‘A Man’s Gotta Eat’|Melissa Leon|October 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As soon as I got a batch big enough for my first one, I just developed it.
Add to that a batch of misdemeanor disorderly conduct charges and a few felony drug raps, and it was time to move.A Report From the Misunderstood Gathering of the Juggalos|Steve Miller|July 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He said the videttes had captured a batch of letters, mostly of no moment, but some too mischievous to be let to pass.Hugh Wynne, Free Quaker|S. Weir Mitchell
"He wasn't always lucky," commented Bucks, signing a batch of letters.Held for Orders|Frank H. Spearman
He is just now laughing heartily at a batch of the schoolmaster's scholars who are casting lots close at hand.The Shadow of a Crime|Hall Caine
The girl bought a batch of picture sets while Hall was on the phone.The Five Arrows|Allan Chase
We got the first batch aboard about midnight, blind to the world, and the others straggled in at all hours next morning.Greenmantle|John Buchan
Word Origin for batch
verb Australian and NZ informal
Old English *bæcce "something baked," from bacan "bake" (see bake (v.)). Batch is to bake as watch (n.) is to wake and match (n.2) "one of a pair" is to make. Extended 1713 to "any quantity produced at one operation."