a quantity or number coming at one time or taken together: a batch of prisoners.
the quantity of material prepared or required for one operation: mixing a batch of concrete.
the quantity of bread, cookies, dough, or the like, made at one baking.
- 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)
to combine, mix, or process in a batch.
Origin of batch1
1400–50; late Middle English bache, akin to bacan to bake; compare Old English gebæc, German Gebäck batch
Synonyms for batch
verb (used without object), noun
Origin of batch2
tch to clarify and normalize pronunciation
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Related Words for batchedload, gather, bind, stow, bundle, collect, store, envision, fabricate, create, contrive, discover, invent, devise, hatch, package, dispose, batch, burden, fasten
Examples from the Web for batched
Historical Examples of batched
a group or set of usually similar objects or people, esp if sent off, handled, or arriving at the same time
the bread, cakes, etc, produced at one baking
the amount of a material needed for an operation
Also called: batch loaf 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 IrelandCompare pan loaf
to group (items) for efficient processing
to handle by batch processing
Word Origin for batch
C15 bache; related to Old English bacan to bake; compare Old English gebæc batch, German Gebäck
verb Australian and NZ informal
(intr) (of a man) to do his own cooking and housekeeping
to live alone
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper