batting Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun (baseball) the batter's attempt to get on base
  2. noun stuffing made of rolls or sheets of cotton wool or synthetic fiber
  3. verb strike with, or as if with a baseball bat
    • bat the ball
  4. verb wink briefly
    bat; flutter.
    • bat one's eyelids
  5. verb have a turn at bat
    • Jones bats first, followed by Martinez
  6. verb use a bat
    • Who's batting?
  7. verb beat thoroughly and conclusively in a competition or fight
    bat; lick; drub; clobber; thrash; cream.
    • We licked the other team on Sunday!


Bat"ting noun
  1. The act of one who bats; the management of a bat in playing games of ball. Mason.
  2. Cotton in sheets, prepared for use in making quilts, etc.; as, cotton batting.

Webster 1913