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).
"batman." Dictionary.com. Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1). Random House, Inc. 2009.
From (etyl) bul, bule, from (etyl) . More at blow.
An adult male of domesticated cattle or oxen.
#Specifically, one that is uncastrated.
An adult male of certain large mammals, such as whales, elephants and seals.
A large, strong man.
(lb) An investor who buys (commodities or securities) in anticipation of a rise in prices.
(lb) A policeman.
*:The Bat—they called him the Bat.. He'd never been in stir, the bulls had never mugged him, he didn't run with a mob, he played a lone hand, and fenced his stuff so that even the fence couldn't swear he knew his face.
*:Half-a-crown'' is known as an (alderman), (half a bull), (half a tusheroon), and a (madza caroon); whilst a ''crown'' piece, or ''five shillings , may be called either a (bull), or a (caroon), or a (cartwheel), or a (coachwheel), or a (thick-un), or a (tusheroon).
* guy, dude, bro, cat
* cop, copper, pig (derogatory''), rozzer (''British ). See also
* cow, ox, calf, steer
Large and strong, like a bull.
Of large mammals, male.
(finance) Of a market in which prices are rising (compare bear)
- a bull elephant
* (large and strong) beefy, hunky, robust
* (male): male
* (large and strong): feeble, puny, weak
* (male): female
* (of a market): bear
To force oneself (in a particular direction).
To lie, to tell untruths.
To be in heat; to manifest sexual desire as cows do.
(UK, military) To polish boots to a high shine.
(finance) To endeavour to raise the market price of.
- He bulled his way in .
(finance) To endeavour to raise prices in.
- to bull railroad bonds
- to bull the market
* bull in a china shop
* bull wheel
* shoot the bull
* take the bull by the horns
From (etyl) bulle'', from (etyl) ''bulle'', from Low (etyl) ''bulla
A papal bull, an official document or edict from the Pope.
A seal affixed to a document, especially a document from the Pope.
to publish in a Papal bull
From (etyl) . Popularly associated with (bullshit).
(euphemistic, informal) Nonsense.
* (nonsense) See also
From (etyl) .