Meaning of BATCH in English


I. ˈbach noun

( -es )

Etymology: Middle English bache process of baking, batch of bread; akin to Old English bacan to bake — more at bake

1. : the quantity (as of bread) baked at one time : baking

the first batch of cookies


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

b. : the quantity (as of beer or concrete) produced at one operation

a detailed record of all batches manufactured

3. : a quantity or number of persons or things considered as a group : lot , set , group

taken out in batches to a firing squad — Green Peyton

a batch of childish braggarts who marry nasal bossy women — Claudia Cassidy

a uniformed official stamped a batch of yellow passes — Andy Logan

my report on the latest batch of office buildings — Lewis Mumford

a great batch of rules and regulations — St. Clair McKelway

specifically : a lumber raft made up of a number of units fastened together

II. adjective

1. : by the batch : in a batch or batches

a qualitative and quantitative analysis on a batch -sampling basis — Science

2. : of, relating to, or intended for use in a batch

the batch materials must be as inexpensive as possible — C.J.Phillips

III. transitive verb

( -ed/-ing/-es )


a. : to bring together (a quantity or number of things) for processing at one time

b. : to put (a quantity or number of things) through a manufacturing process at one time

2. : to measure out (the material required for a batch)

concrete was batched at a conveniently located plant


variant of bache


variant of bach

VI. noun

Usage: often attributive

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

batch processing

— compare time-sharing herein

Webster's New International English Dictionary.      Новый международный словарь английского языка Webster.