[ bey-ting ]

  1. with the exception of; excluding.

Origin of bating

First recorded in 1560–70; shortening of abating;see abate

Other words from bating

  • un·bat·ing, adjective

Words Nearby bating Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use bating in a sentence

  • There will be no more horſes killed now of a Sunday in going to Boſton, either by lack of bating, or by hard driving!

  • Closely similar to bating is "puering," investigated by Wood (see p. 94).

    Animal Proteins | Hugh Garner Bennett
  • These considerations also decide whether bating is to be omitted or not.

    Animal Proteins | Hugh Garner Bennett
  • bating the article of inquisitiveness, they are as polite as courtiers.

    Life of John Keats | Sidney Colvin
  • He thought him 'a fool and a bigot, but, bating a little duplicity, honest and meaning well.'

    Albert Gallatin | John Austin Stevens