Meaning of BATCH in English

I. ˈbach noun

Etymology: Middle English bache; akin to Old English bacan to bake

Date: 15th century

1. : the quantity baked at one time : baking


a. : the quantity of material prepared or required for one operation ; specifically : a mixture of raw materials ready for fusion into glass

b. : the quantity produced at one operation

c. : a group of jobs (as programs) that are submitted for processing on a computer and whose results are obtained at a later time

batch processing

— compare time-sharing

3. : a quantity (as of persons or things) considered as a group

II. transitive verb

Date: 1876

: to bring together or process as a batch

• batch·er noun


variant of bach

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.