batch
Pronunciation Noun

batch (plural batches)

  1. The quantity of bread or other baked goods baked at one time.
    Synonyms: recipe
    We made a batch of cookies to take to the party.
  2. (by extension) A quantity of anything produced at one operation.
    Synonyms: pressing, run, lot
    We poured a bucket of water in at the top, and the ice-maker dispensed a batch of ice-cubes at the bottom.
  3. A group or collection of things of the same kind, such as a batch of letters or the next batch of business.
    Synonyms: group, lot
    • a new batch of Lords
  4. (computing) A set of data to be processed with one execution of a program.
    The system throttled itself to batches of 50 requests at a time to keep the thread count under control.
  5. (UK, dialect, Midlands) A bread roll.
  6. (Philippines) A graduating class.
    She was the valedictorian of Batch '73.
  7. (obsolete) The process of baking.
Translations Translations Translations
  • French: jeu
  • Italian: serie
  • Russian: па́ртия
  • Spanish: lote
Translations
  • French: lot
  • Italian: batch
  • Russian: паке́т
  • Spanish: lote, procesamiento por lotes
Verb

batch (batches, present participle batching; past and past participle batched)

  1. (transitive) To aggregate things together into a batch.
    The contractor batched the purchase orders for the entire month into one statement.
  2. (transitive, computing) To handle a set of input data or requests as a batch process.
    The purchase requests for the day were stored in a queue and batched for printing the next morning.
Adjective

batch (not comparable)

  1. Of a process, operating for a defined set of conditions, and then halting.
    The plant had two batch assembly lines for packaging, as well as a continuous feed production line.
Antonyms Noun

batch (plural batches)

  1. A bank; a sandbank.
  2. A field or patch of ground lying near a stream; the dale in which a stream flows.
Verb

batch (batches, present participle batching; past and past participle batched)

  1. (informal) To live as a bachelor temporarily, of a married man or someone virtually married.
    I am batching next week when my wife visits her sister.



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