Meaning of BATTERY in English

n. (pl. -ies)

1. a usu. portable container of a cell or cells carrying an electric charge, as a source of current.

2 (often attrib.) esp. Brit. a series of cages for the intensive breeding and rearing of poultry or cattle.

3 a set of similar units of equipment, esp. connected.

4 a series of tests, esp. psychological.

5 a a fortified emplacement for heavy guns. b an artillery unit of guns, men, and vehicles.

6 Law an act inflicting unlawful personal violence on another (see ASSAULT).

7 Baseball the pitcher and the catcher.

Etymology: F batterie f. batre, battre strike f. L battuere

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.