1. [ noun ] (military) group of guns or missile launchers operated together at one place
Related terms: artillery military
2. [ noun ] (physics,electricity) a device that produces electricity; may have several primary or secondary cells arranged in parallel or series
Synonyms: electric_battery
Related terms: electrical_device voltaic_battery voltaic_pile B_battery A_battery nicad C_battery electrode terminal
3. [ noun ] a collection of related things intended for use together

: "took a battery of achievement tests"

Related terms: collection sub-test artillery
4. [ noun ] (work,business) a series of stamps operated in one mortar for crushing ores
Synonyms: stamp_battery
Related terms: stamp_mill stamp
5. [ noun ] (military) the heavy fire of artillery to saturate an area rather than hit a specific target
Synonyms: barrage shelling bombardment barrage_fire

"they laid down a barrage in front of the advancing troops" "the shelling went on for hours without pausing"

Related terms: fire blast
6. [ noun ] (baseball) a unit composed of the pitcher and catcher
Related terms: team baseball_team
7. [ noun ] (law,criminal law) an assault in which the assailant makes physical contact
Synonyms: assault assault_and_battery
Related terms: crime assault attack mugging resisting_arrest
Similar spelling:   batter