Meaning of BATTERY in English
transcription, транскрипция: [ bætəri ]
Batteries are small devices that provide the power for electrical items such as radios and children’s toys.
The shavers come complete with batteries.
...a battery-operated cassette player.
A car battery is a rectangular box containing acid that is found in a car engine. It provides the electricity needed to start the car.
...a car with a flat battery.
A battery of equipment such as guns, lights, or computers is a large set of it kept together in one place.
They stopped beside a battery of abandoned guns.
...batteries of spotlights set up on rooftops.
N-COUNT : usu N of n
A battery of people or things is a very large number of them.
...a battery of journalists and television cameras...
N-COUNT : N of n
A battery of tests is a set of tests that is used to assess a number of different aspects of something, such as your health.
We give a battery of tests to each patient.
N-COUNT : usu sing , usu N of n
Battery farming is a system of breeding chickens and hens in which large numbers of them are kept in small cages, and used for their meat and eggs. ( BRIT )
...battery hens being raised in dark, cramped conditions.
ADJ : ADJ n
to recharge your batteries: see recharge
see also assault and battery
Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Английский словарь Коллинз COBUILD для изучающих язык на продвинутом уровне. 2006