KJV Dictionary Definition: batter


BAT'TER, v.t. L. batuo, to beat. See Beat.

1. To beat with successive blows; to beat with violence, so as to bruise, shake, or demolish;, as, to batter a wall.

2. To wear or impair with beating; as a battered pavement; a battered jade.

3. To attack with a battering ram.

4. To attack with heavy artillery, for the purpose of making a breach in a wall or rampart.

BAT'TER, v.i. To swell, bulge or stand out, as a timber or side of a wall from its foundation.

BAT'TER, n. from beat or batter. A mixture of several ingredients, as flour, eggs, salt, &c., beaten together with some liquor, used in cookery.


BAT'TERED, pp. Beaten; bruised, broken, impaired by beating or wearing.


BAT'TERER, n. One who batters or beats.


BAT'TERING, ppr. Beating; dashing against; bruising or demolishing by beating.