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Police arrested two kids yesterday, one was drinking battery acid, the other was eating fireworks. They charged one and let the other one off.
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Meaning of "battery" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD BATTERY

From Old French batterie beating, from battre to beat, from Latin battuere.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF BATTERY

battery  [ˈbætərɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BATTERY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Battery is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES BATTERY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Battery

Battery may refer to: ▪ Artillery battery, an organized group of artillery pieces; also gun battery with similar groupings on warships ▪ Battery, criminal contact with another in a manner likely to cause bodily harm ▪ Battery, intentional harmful or offensive contact with a person under civil law ▪ Battery, electrochemical cells to transform chemical energy into electricity. ▪ Automotive battery ▪ See List of battery types for links to electrical batteries ▪ Battery room, a facility used to house batteries for large-scale backup power systems ▪ Battery, 18th and 19th century term for a number of capacitors or Leyden jars connected in parallel ▪ Battery position, a stage of operation of a firearm action or for a device which is ready to operate. ▪ Out-of-battery, the discharge of a weapon before the action has returned to the normal firing position ▪ Battery Energy Drink, an energy drink manufactured by the Finnish brewery and soft drinks company Sinebrychoff...

Definition of battery in the English dictionary

The first definition of battery in the dictionary is two or more primary cells connected together, usually in series, to provide a source of electric current. Other definition of battery is a number of similar things occurring together. Battery is also a fortified structure on which artillery is mounted.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH BATTERY


batterie
ˈbætərɪ
cattery
ˈkætərɪ
chattery
ˈtʃætərɪ
clattery
ˈklætərɪ
directory
dɪˈrɛktərɪ
elementary
ˌɛlɪˈmɛntərɪ
factory
ˈfæktərɪ
flattery
ˈflætərɪ
history
ˈhɪstərɪ
introductory
ˌɪntrəˈdʌktərɪ
laboratory
ləˈbɒrətərɪ
mattery
ˈmætərɪ
military
ˈmɪlɪtərɪ
mystery
ˈmɪstərɪ
nattery
ˈnætərɪ
rattery
ˈrætərɪ
scattery
ˈskætərɪ
self-flattery
ˌsɛlfˈflætərɪ
shattery
ˈʃætərɪ
territory
ˈtɛrɪtərɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BATTERY

batter
battered
batterer
batterie
batterie de cuisine
batteries
battering
battering ram
Battersea
battery acid
battery charger
battery egg
battery farm
battery farming
battery fire
battery hen
battery set
battery-driven
battery-operated
battery-powered

WORDS THAT END LIKE BATTERY

assault and battery
buttery
cluttery
dry battery
dry-cell battery
eatery
field battery
fluttery
glittery
guttery
jittery
lottery
National Lottery
nuttery
postcode lottery
pottery
sluttery
solar battery
storage battery
tottery
twittery

Synonyms and antonyms of battery in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «BATTERY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «battery» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of battery

Translation of «battery» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BATTERY

Find out the translation of battery to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of battery from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «battery» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

电池
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

pila
570 millions of speakers

English

battery
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बैटरी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

بَطَّارِيَّة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

батарея
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

bateria
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ব্যাটারি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

batterie
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Bateri
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Batterie
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

電池
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

전지
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Baterei
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

pin
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பேட்டரி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

बॅटरी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

pil
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

batteria
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

bateria
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

батарейка
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

baterie
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μπαταρία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

battery
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

batteri
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

batteri
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of battery

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BATTERY»

The term «battery» is very widely used and occupies the 3.755 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BATTERY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about battery

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10 QUOTES WITH «BATTERY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word battery.
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Ken Auletta
Without vision, even the most focused passion is a battery without a device.
2
Ed Balls
My mobile phone battery runs out all the time because all the messages come straight to me.
3
Ed Begley, Jr.
I ride my bike for transportation a great deal - occasionally I ride it for fun. But I also have a generator bike that's hooked up to my solar battery pack, so if I ride 15 minutes hard on my bike, that's enough energy to toast toast, or power my computer.
4
Erma Bombeck
Marriage has no guarantees. If that's what you're looking for, go live with a car battery.
5
Tommy Cooper
Police arrested two kids yesterday, one was drinking battery acid, the other was eating fireworks. They charged one and let the other one off.
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David Deida
The positive and negative poles of a battery create an electrical flow. The masculine and feminine poles between people create a flow of sexual energy in motion.
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Tony Fadell
Every person I talk to has a story about how their smoke alarm went off or woke them up with a battery beeping. So you take it off the wall and you take the battery out and say 'screw this.' They hate the products.
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Ellen Forney
A sense of electrical current was part of my own experience of being manic. The sensation that my mind was spinning and overheating would sometimes build to a sensation like an electrical short - a burst of light, a melting, or dissipating - and I'd get a metallic taste in my mouth, like when you lick a battery.
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Carlos Ghosn
Cars have a large engine in the front and you have a gearbox, which is cumbersome. Electric cars don't have this problem. The motor is much smaller, the battery is below you. This will allow you to play with different shapes.
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Ryan Holmes
Every day I'd come home after school, pop the hood of my mom's car, put alligator clips on the battery, and wire into the house and go play on my computer. If I used it for too long, I'd wear down the car battery, and my mom would be all mad at me the next day.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BATTERY»

Discover the use of battery in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to battery and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Battery Reference Book
This book is unique in providing extensive data on specific battery types, manufacturers and suppliers, as well as covering the theory - an aspect of the book which makes an updated edition important for every professional's library.
Thomas Roy Crompton, 2000
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Battery Management Systems for Large Lithium Ion Battery Packs
This timely book provides you with a solid understanding of battery management systems (BMS) in large Li-Ion battery packs, describing the important technical challenges in this field and exploring the most effective solutions.
Davide Andrea, 2010
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Electric Vehicle Battery Systems
Electric Vehicle Battery Systems provides operational theory and design guidance for engineers and technicians working to design and develop efficient electric vehicle (EV) power sources.
Sandeep Dhameja, 2001
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Battery Management Systems: Accurate State-of-Charge ...
An overview of the state-of-the-art of SoC indication methods and of the available market solutions is given in the first part of this book.
‎2008
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Battery Technology Handbook
This practical reference remains the most comprehensive guide to the fundamental theories, techniques, and strategies used for battery operation and design.
H.A. Kiehne, 2003
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Battery Hazards and Accident Prevention
This book is about how to avoid the accidents and injuries that may occur when batteries are abused or mishandled.
S.C. Levy, P. Bro, 1994
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How to Prepare for the Michigan Test Battery
Helps foreign-speaking students prepare for tests of their English comprehension, proficiency, and composition with sample exercises
Pamela J. Sharpe, 1982
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The Electric Car: Development and Future of Battery, Hybrid ...
This book covers the development of electric cars -- from their early days to new hybrid models in production -- together with the very latest technological issues faced by automotive engineers working on electric cars, as well as the key ...
Michael Hereward Westbrook, 2001
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The Battery: How Portable Power Sparked a Technological ...
Schlesinger introduces the charlatans and geniuses, paupers and magnates, attracted to the power of the battery, including Michael Faraday, Guglielmo Marconi, Gaylord Wilshire, and Hugo Gernsback, the publisher and would-be inventor who ...
Henry Schlesinger, 2010
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Sodium Sulphur Battery
This book should be of interest to general science, physics and physical sciences courses.
‎1985

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BATTERY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term battery is used in the context of the following news items.
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Queensland coroner investigates death of 4yo who swallowed …
An X-ray revealed the battery in her throat and she was flown to a hospital in Brisbane, where she went into cardiac arrest and later died. «ABC Online, Jul 15»
2
HEMET: Chiropractor convicted of sexual battery
A Hemet chiropractor is facing 18 months in jail after he was convicted of three misdemeanor counts of sexual battery for inappropriately ... «Press-Enterprise, Jul 15»
3
FSU's De'Andre Johnson 'embarrassed' by incident that led to …
... to members of the FSU football program through his attorney and is “embarrassed” by an incident that led to misdemeanor battery charge. «Orlando Sentinel, Jul 15»
4
EU Research Project Identifies How to Make Battery Storage …
“The scientists at the Fraunhofer ISC discovered that the conductor compressed these areas [more intensely] than the rest of the battery. «Greentech Media, Jul 15»
5
Graphene coating boosts battery performance
The capacity of a lithium-ion battery can be nearly doubled by using an anode made from tiny nanoparticles of silicon wrapped in several layers ... «physicsworld.com, Jul 15»
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FSU QB Johnson facing battery charges
Mark Schlabach discusses the indefinite suspension of Florida State QB De'Andre Johnson for allegedly punching a woman at a bar. Video of ... «ABC News, Jul 15»
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SolarCity adds Tesla battery to its new solar-plus-storage home …
The battery storage part of SolarCity's offering will include an advanced hybrid inverter, monitoring and control systems and a warranty and ... «Utility Dive, Jul 15»
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U.S. Electric-Car Battery Industry Could Grow If Supply Base Matures
Increasing production of electric cars is expected to increase the market for lithium-ion battery cells substantially, but where will the majority of ... «Green Car Reports, Jul 15»
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Motorola Droid Turbo Gets Android Lollipop 5.1; Battery Issues Follow
However, after the firmware update, users have been complaining about battery problems that probably surfaced due to the new operating ... «Bidness ETC, Jul 15»
10
Caldwell man charged with robbery, battery after altercation outside …
A Caldwell man faces felony robbery and misdemeanor battery charges after an altercation between two groups of men at a Caldwell ... «The Idaho Statesman, Jul 15»

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