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Meaning of BATE

Pronunciation:  beyt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  soak in a special solution to soften and remove chemicals used in previous treatments; "bate hides and skins"
  2. [v]  flap the wings wildly or frantically; used of falcons
  3. [v]  moderate or restrain; lessen the force of; "He bated his breath when talking about this affair"; "capable of bating his enthusiasm"
 

BATE is a 4 letter word that starts with B.

 

 See Also: beat, check, contain, control, curb, douse, dowse, drench, flap, hold, hold in, moderate, soak, sop, souse

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Bate\, n. [Prob. abbrev. from debate.]
    Strife; contention. [Obs.] --Shak.
    
    
  2. \Bate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bated}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Bating}.] [From abate.]
    1. To lessen by retrenching, deducting, or reducing; to
       abate; to beat down; to lower.
    
             He must either bate the laborer's wages, or not
             employ or not pay him.                --Locke.
    
    2. To allow by way of abatement or deduction.
    
             To whom he bates nothing or what he stood upon with
             the parliament.                       --South.
    
    3. To leave out; to except. [Obs.]
    
             Bate me the king, and, be he flesh and blood. He
             lies that says it.                    --Beau. & Fl.
    
    4. To remove. [Obs.]
    
             About autumn bate the earth from about the roots of
             olives, and lay them bare.            --Holland.
    
    5. To deprive of. [Obs.]
    
             When baseness is exalted, do not bate The place its
             honor for the person's sake.          --Herbert.
    
    
  3. \Bate\, v. i.
    1. To remit or retrench a part; -- with of.
    
             Abate thy speed, and I will bate of mine. --Dryden.
    
    2. To waste away. [Obs.] --Shak.
    
    
  4. \Bate\, v. t.
    To attack; to bait. [Obs.] --Spenser.
    
    
  5. \Bate\,
    imp. of {Bite}. [Obs.] --Spenser.
    
    
  6. \Bate\, v. i. [F. battre des ailes to flutter. Cf. {Bait}
    to flutter.]
    To flutter as a hawk; to bait. [Obs.] --Bacon.
    
    
  7. \Bate\, n. (Jewish Antiq.)
    See 2d {Bath}.
    
    
  8. \Bate\, n. [Cf. Sw. beta maceration, soaking, G. beize, and
    E. bite.]
    An alkaline solution consisting of the dung of certain
    animals; -- employed in the preparation of hides; grainer.
    --Knight.
    
    
  9. \Bate\, v. t.
    To steep in bate, as hides, in the manufacture of leather.
    
    
 
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