The act of applying or laying on, in a literal sense; as, the application of emollients to a diseased limb.
The thing applied.
* 1857 , John Eadie, ?John Francis Waller, ?William John Macquorn Rankine, The Imperial Dictionary of Universal Biography
- He invented a new application by which blood might be stanched.
The act of applying as a means; the employment of means to accomplish an end; specific use.
* (John Locke)
- His body was stripped, laid out upon a table, and covered with a hearsecloth, when some of his attendants perceived symptoms of returning animation, and by the use of warm applications , internal and external, gradually restored him to life.
The act of directing or referring something to a particular case, to discover or illustrate agreement or disagreement, fitness, or correspondence.
- If a right course be taken with children, there will not be much need of the application of the common rewards and punishments.
- I make the remark, and leave you to make the '''application .
(computing) A computer program or the set of software that the end user perceives as a single entity as a tool for a well-defined purpose. (Also called: application program; application software.)
- The application of a theory to a set of data can be challenging.
A verbal or written request for assistance or employment or admission to a school.
- This iPhone application can connect to most social networks.
(bureaucracy, legal) A petition, entreaty, or other request.
- December 31 is the deadline for MBA applications .
- Their application for a deferral of the hearing was granted.
* See also
* (computer software) software, program
* WordNet 3.0 [http://wordnet.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=application].
Dialectal variant (akin to the dialectal (etyl) term (m)) of (etyl) (m), (m), from (etyl) (compare (etyl) (m), (etyl) ).
Any of the small, nocturnal, flying mammals of the order Chiroptera, which navigate by means of echolocation.
*:The Bat—they called him the Bat. Like a bat' he chose the night hours for his work of rapine; like a '''bat''' he struck and vanished, pouncingly, noiselessly; like a ' bat he never showed himself to the face of the day.
*2012 , Suemedha Sood, (bbc.co.uk)
Travelwise: Texas love bats] [sic
*:As well as being worth millions of dollars to the Texan agriculture industry, these mammals are worth millions of dollars to the state’s tourism industry. Texas is home to the world’s largest known bat' colony (in Comal County), and the world’s largest urban '''bat''' colony (in Austin). '''Bat''' watching is a common activity, with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department offering more ' bat -viewing sites than anywhere else in the US.
(lb) An old woman.
A whore who prowls in the dusk/evening like a bat.
* (flying mammal)
* blind as a bat
* fruit bat
* have bats in the belfry
* leaf-nosed bat
* (little brown bat)
* (brown bat)
* like a bat out of hell
* vampire bat
* vesper bat
A club made of wood or aluminium used for striking the ball in sports such as baseball, softball and cricket.
A turn at hitting the ball with a bat in a game.
(two-up) The piece of wood on which the spinner places the coins and then uses for throwing them.
[Sidney J. Baker, The Australian Language , second edition, 1966, chapter XI section 3, page 242]
(mining) Shale or bituminous shale.
A sheet of cotton used for filling quilts or comfortables; batting.
A part of a brick with one whole end.
* (two-up) kip, stick, kylie, lannet
* baseball bat
* cricket bat
to hit with a bat.
to take a turn at hitting a ball with a bat in sports like cricket, baseball and softball, as opposed to fielding.
to strike or swipe as though with a bat
- The cat batted at the toy.
* bat five hundred
* bat in
* bat out
* bat up
Possibly a variant of bate.
to flutter: bat one's eyelashes .
Most commonly used in phrase bat an eye, and variants thereof.
* bat an eye, bat an eyelash, bat an eyelid
From (etyl) .
Cognate to (m).
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