batsman vs batter what difference

what is difference between batsman and batter

English

Etymology

bat +‎ -s- +‎ -man

Pronunciation

Noun

batsman (plural batsmen)

  1. (cricket) A player of the batting side now on the field.
  2. (cricket) The player now receiving strike; the striker.
  3. (cricket) Any player selected for his or her team principally to bat, as opposed to a bowler.
  4. (cricket) Any of the above senses, restricted to male players.
  5. (baseball, now rare) A hitter.
  6. (aviation, historical) An officer who used a pair of hand-held bats to signal to aircraft as they came in to land on the flight deck.

Usage notes

  • The term batsman is applied to both male and female cricketers; batswoman is much rarer.
  • In baseball, batsman is rarely used outside of the phrase ‘hit batsman’

Synonyms

  • (baseball): hitter, batter
  • (cricket): batter (rare) (both male and female)

Hyponyms

  • (cricket): batswoman (female) (when “batsman” is treated as both male and female)

Hypernyms

  • (male cricketer): batter (rare) (both male and female)
  • (cricket): cricketer

Antonyms

  • (cricket): batswoman (female) (when “batsman” is treated as only male)

Derived terms

  • batsmanship
  • batswoman

Related terms

  • bat

Translations

Anagrams

  • Bantams, Batmans, bantams, batmans


English

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈbætə(ɹ)/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈbætəɹ/, [ˈbæɾɚ]
  • Rhymes: -ætə(ɹ)
  • Homophone: badder (in accents with flapping)

Etymology 1

From Middle English bateren, from Old French batre (to beat).

Verb

batter (third-person singular simple present batters, present participle battering, simple past and past participle battered)

  1. To hit or strike violently and repeatedly.
  2. (cooking) To coat with batter (the food ingredient).
  3. (figuratively) To defeat soundly; to thrash.
    Synonym: thrash
    • 2018 June 24, Sam Wallace, “Harry Kane scores hat-trick as England hit Panama for six to secure World Cup knock-out qualification,” Telegraph (UK) (retrieved 24 June 2018):
      There have been so many times when England were such a tactically flat, stressed-out bunch that they could squeeze the joy out of battering even the meekest opposition, so at times against Panama you had to rub your eyes at the general levels of fun being had.
  4. (Britain, slang, usually in the passive) To intoxicate.
    Synonym: intoxicate
  5. (metalworking) To flatten (metal) by hammering, so as to compress it inwardly and spread it outwardly.
Derived terms
  • battered person syndrome
  • battered woman syndrome
Translations

Etymology 2

From Middle English bature, from Old French bateure (the action of beating), from batre (to beat).

Noun

batter (countable and uncountable, plural batters)

  1. (cooking, countable, uncountable) A beaten mixture of flour and liquid (usually egg and milk), used for baking (e.g. pancakes, cake, or Yorkshire pudding) or to coat food (e.g. fish) prior to frying
  2. (countable, slang) A binge, a heavy drinking session.
    Synonyms: bender, binge
  3. A paste of clay or loam.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Holland to this entry?)
  4. (countable, printing) A bruise on the face of a plate or of type in the form.
    • 1881, The Printing Times and Lithographer (page 251)
      In repairing batters at the edges of the plate, when the bevel has been torn away by the catches, &c., it is necessary to solder a piece of metal along the side.
Translations

Etymology 3

Unknown.

Verb

batter (third-person singular simple present batters, present participle battering, simple past and past participle battered)

  1. (architecture) To slope (of walls, buildings etc.).

Noun

batter (plural batters)

  1. An incline on the outer face of a built wall.
Translations

Etymology 4

bat +‎ -er (agent suffix).

Noun

batter (plural batters)

  1. (baseball) The player attempting to hit the ball with a bat.
    Synonyms: hitter, batsman (rare)
  2. (cricket, rare) The player attempting to hit the ball with a bat; a batsman.
    Synonym: batsman
    Hyponyms: batswoman, batsman
    Hypernym: cricketer
    • 2015, Brendon McCullum, ESPNcricnfo

Related terms

Translations

Anagrams

  • Tarbet, tabret

Dutch

Verb

batter

  1. first-person singular present indicative of batteren
  2. imperative of batteren

French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ba.te/

Verb

batter

  1. (sports) To bat.

Conjugation


Italian

Verb

batter

  1. Apocopic form of battere

Derived terms

  • in un batter d’occhio

Luxembourgish

Etymology

From Old High German bittar, from Proto-West Germanic *bit(t)r, from Proto-Germanic *bitraz. Cognate with German bitter, English bitter, Dutch bitter, Icelandic bitur.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbater/, [ˈbɑ.tɐ]

Adjective

batter (masculine batteren, neuter battert, comparative méi batter, superlative am battersten)

  1. bitter

Declension

See also

  • (tastes) Geschmaach; batter, salzeg, sauer, séiss (Category: lb:Taste)

Romansch

Alternative forms

  • (Sutsilvan) batar

Etymology

From Late Latin battere, present active infinitive of battō, alternative form of Latin battuō (beat, pound; fight).

Verb

batter

  1. (Rumantsch Grischun) To beat.

Derived terms

  • batta-ovs
  • battasenda

Scots

Noun

batter (uncountable)

  1. A batter.
  2. A glue; paste.

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