As verbs the difference between batter and banter
is that batter
is to hit or strike violently and repeatedly or batter
can be (architecture) to slope (of walls, buildings etc) while banter
is to engage in banter or playful conversation.
As nouns the difference between batter and banter
is that batter
is a beaten mixture of flour and liquid (usually egg and milk), used for baking (eg pancakes, cake, or yorkshire pudding) or to coat food (eg fish) prior to frying or batter
can be an incline on the outer face of a built wall or batter
can be (baseball) the player attempting to hit the ball with a bat while banter
is good-humoured, playful, typically spontaneous conversation.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
From (etyl) .
to hit or strike violently and repeatedly.
to coat with batter (the food ingredient).
- He battered his wife with a walking stick.
to defeat soundly; to thrash
- I prefer it when they batter the cod with breadcrumbs.
(UK, slang, usually in the passive) To intoxicate
- Leeds United battered Charlton 7-0.
- That cocktails will batter you!
(metalworking) To flatten (metal) by hammering, so as to compress it inwardly and spread it outwardly.
- I was battered last night on our pub crawl.
From (etyl) .
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
A binge, a heavy drinking session.
- To the dismay of his mother, the boy put his finger into the cake batter .
A paste of clay or loam.
- When he went on a batter , he became very violent.
(printing) A bruise on the face of a plate or of type in the form.
(architecture) To slope (of walls, buildings etc.).
An incline on the outer face of a built wall.
- Hydroseeding of unvegetated batters is planned.
(baseball) The player attempting to hit the ball with a bat.
- The first batter hit the ball into the corner for a double.
* (baseball) (l)
Good-humoured, playful, typically spontaneous conversation.
- It seemed like I'd have to listen to her playful banter for hours.
To engage in banter or playful conversation.
To play or do something amusing.
To tease (someone) mildly.
* Washington Irving
* Charlotte Brontë
- Hag-ridden by my own fancy all night, and then bantered on my haggard looks the next day.
To joke about; to ridicule (a trait, habit, etc.).
- Mr. Sweeting was bantered about his stature—he was a little man, a mere boy in height and breadth compared with the athletic Malone
To delude or trick; to play a prank upon.
* Daniel De Foe
- If they banter' your regularity, order, and love of study, ' banter in return their neglect of them.
(transitive, US, Southern and Western, colloquial) To challenge to a match.
- We diverted ourselves with bantering several poor scholars with hopes of being at least his lordship's chaplain.
* (tease) kid, wind up