Meaning of BATTERY in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈba-t(ə-)rē ]


( plural -ter·ies )

Etymology: Anglo-French baterie, from batre to beat, from Latin battuere

Date: 1531


a. : the act of battering or beating

b. : an offensive touching or use of force on a person without the person's consent — compare assault 2a


[Middle French batterie, from battre to beat]

a. : a grouping of artillery pieces for tactical purposes

b. : the guns of a warship

3. : an artillery unit in the army equivalent to a company


a. : a combination of apparatus for producing a single electrical effect

b. : a group of two or more cells connected together to furnish electric current ; also : a single cell that furnishes electric current

a flashlight battery

c. plural : level of energy or enthusiasm

needs a vacation to recharge her batteries


a. : a number of similar articles, items, or devices arranged, connected, or used together : set , series

a battery of tests

b. : a usually impressive or imposing group : array

6. : the position of readiness of a gun for firing

7. : the pitcher and catcher of a baseball team

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