- 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 batching
I was just batching, and now and then people would come in and report them to me.Slave Narratives: Arkansas Narratives|Work Projects Administration
The house I thought very comfortable for two men who were 'batching.'My Antonia|Willa Cather
A list of the bales for the batch is sent to the batching department, this list being known as a "batch-ticket."The Jute Industry: From Seed to Finished Cloth|T. Woodhouse and P. Kilgour
I'm batching with Battray, the police inspector, and three other fellows.Chinkie's Flat and Other Stories|Louis Becke
I been batching 'bout 20 year and I done los' track mos' dem chillen.Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves.|Work Projects Administration
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."