1. [ verb ] flap the wings wildly or frantically; used of falcons
Related terms: beat
2. [ verb ] moderate or restrain; lessen the force of

"He bated his breath when talking about this affair" "capable of bating his enthusiasm"

Related terms: control
3. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 13854
4. [ verb ] soak in a special solution to soften and remove chemicals used in previous treatments

"bate hides and skins"

Related terms: drench chemistry
Similar spelling:   Batte