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battery

bat·ter·y

battery

 
pronunciation:
bae t ri
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part of speech: noun
inflections: batteries
definition 1: a device that generates electricity by means of chemical reactions.
The car wouldn't start because its battery was dead.
 
synonyms:
cell
similar words:
dry battery, dry cell, solar battery, voltaic battery
definition 2: the act of battering.
Bruises on the victim's arms and legs showed evidence of violent battery.
synonyms:
battering, beating
similar words:
attack, pommeling, pounding, pummel, thrashing, walloping
definition 3: in law, the illegal act of assaulting another person so as to cause injury.
The man was arrested for battery after neighbors reported that he had been beating his wife.
similar words:
assault, attack, beating
definition 4: a set of large military guns, esp. artillery, used in combined firing.
A battery of tanks rolled across the open field.
similar words:
armament, artillery, cannonry, gunnery, ordnance, weaponry
definition 5: a set of related things, usu. used together.
The doctor administered a battery of psychological tests.
synonyms:
block, series, set
similar words:
band, batch, group, lot, pack, progression, sequence, succession, suite
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