• WordNet 3.6
    • v batch batch together; assemble or process as a batch
    • n batch a collection of things or persons to be handled together
    • n batch all the loaves of bread baked at the same time
    • n batch (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent "a batch of letters","a deal of trouble","a lot of money","he made a mint on the stock market","see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos","it must have cost plenty","a slew of journalists","a wad of money"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Batch A quantity of anything produced at one operation; a group or collection of persons or things of the same kind; as, a batch of letters; the next batch of business. "A new batch of Lords."
    • Batch The quantity of bread baked at one time.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n batch A quantity produced at one operation; specifically, the quantity of bread made at one baking.
    • n batch The quantity of material prepared or required for one operation. Specifically— In glass-making, the frit ready for the glass-pot. See frit. The quantity of flour or dough to be used at one baking.
    • n batch An aggregation of individuals or articles similar to each other; especially, a number or aggregation received, despatched, etc., at one time: as, a batch of letters; a batch of prisoners.
    • n batch Kind, sort, or lot.
    • batch To mass; bring together in a batch or the quantity required.
    • n batch A bank; a sandbank.
    • n batch A field or patch of ground lying near a stream; the valley in which a stream flows: especially in local English names.
    • batch To protect (the bank of a river) by facing it with stones, so as to prevent the water from eating into it.
    • n batch A vessel used in brewing.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Batch bach the quantity of bread baked or of anything made or got ready at one time: a set.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. bache, bacche, fr. AS. bacan, to bake; cf. G. gebäck, and D. baksel,. See Bake (v. t.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
From Bake.


In literature:

Soon it was discovered that a pinch of this fermented dough acted as a starter on a fresh batch of dough.
"General Science" by Bertha M. Clark
A first batch slipped by him.
"Square Deal Sanderson" by Charles Alden Seltzer
Out of the batch on board this transport-vessel, fourteen were found to be of an age capable of instruction.
"Elizabeth Fry" by Mrs. E. R. Pitman
The little band of Nationalists had handed in a batch of private-notice Questions arising out of the disturbances in Belfast.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 159, August 4th, 1920" by Various
You thought you could finish the batch last week.
"The Furnace of Gold" by Philip Verrill Mighels
How could a whole batch of loaves be stuffed in one saddle-bag?
"The Book of Missionary Heroes" by Basil Mathews
Fresh meat and fruit were abundant, and we were allowed ashore in batches.
"Carette of Sark" by John Oxenham
A low drop will be found the best method of placing a batch in position.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 643, April 28, 1888" by Various
The next batch of arrivals contained Lord Wensleydown, who showed no hesitation as to his desired destination in the saloon.
"Beyond The Rocks" by Elinor Glyn
I shall never forget how our General saw a batch of Gordons and K.O.S.B.
"Adventures of a Despatch Rider" by W. H. L. Watson

In poetry:

Haste, girl, and make fresh tea,
Boil a new egg, and fry a bit of ham,
And bring a batch-cake from the oven; they're done
By this.
"Laura Secord: The Heroine of The War Of 1812 - Act II" by Sarah Anne Curzon
Oh, progeny playing by itself
Is a lonely little elf,
But progeny in roistering batches
Would drive St. francis from here to Natchez.
"Children's Party" by Ogden Nash
Who owns the land ?
The Speculator
Said, ' Land is just an incubator
In which to let your dollars hatch
And, some fine morning—sell the batch.'
"Who Owns The Land?" by Robert James Campbell Stead
"The fifth is ambition. It next will be right
To describe each particular batch:
Distinguishing those that have feathers, and bite,
And those that have whiskers, and scratch.
"The Hunting Of The Snark " by Lewis Carroll
"The fifth is ambition. It next will be right
To describe each particular batch:
Distinguishing those that have feathers, and bite,
From those that have whiskers, and scratch.
"Fit The Second - The Bellman's Speech" by Lewis Carroll

In news:

The latest batch includes "sexting" and "retweet".
In the cutthroat field of fertility treatments, Dr Ernest Zeringue sharply cuts costs by creating a single batch of embryos, then divvying it up among several patients.
The first batch was sold in a tin can one-hundred years ago in Hoboken, New Jersey.
Small-batch, one-off beers at BitterSweet: Beer + Chocolate.
Suncor Energy cleanup crews pressed ahead Friday digging a trench to stop a gasoline-like liquid oozing into Sand Creek as a second batch of test results showed that contamination of the water is declining.
Below, a new batch of scribes and their beloved literary arcana.
Make mealtime a fiesta when you bake up a batch of our hearty Overstuffed Chicken Burritos.
According to the Independent, the famous book of words has added a new batch of phrases to its online dictionary, including the "five-second rule" and "muffin top.
The S88 standard has delivered significant cost savings benefits to the batch industry worldwide.
The pregnant TV host donated a batch of her pre-baby clothes -- including Stella McCartney blouses and Roland Mouret dresses -- to charity.
Hoppin' Frog Brewery in Akron released its latest batch of Fresh Frog Raw Hop Imperial Pale Ale today for Cleveland Beer Week.
I like to make this when I've made up a batch of my crunchy granola from assorted seeds, almonds and oat flakes, but you can also buy some nice, natural granola at your local health food store.
I mixed up the first batch of dough for the crust, but then my mom took over.
Pathology unleashed their latest batch of slamming death metal goodness The Time of Great Purification back on September 25 and vocalist Jonathan Huber gave me a holler on last Saturday's (9/29) edition of The Oath to mark the occasion.
Camden Police are investigating whether a bad batch of the drug "wet" – a mix of marijuana laced with PCP may have led to the murders.

In science:

On–line and batch training are identical, in this case.
Predicting and generating time series by neural networks: An investigation using statistical physics
If the stationary part of the sequence is either quasiperiodic or chaotic, all patterns are different and the batch training, using N windows, leads to perfect learning.
Predicting and generating time series by neural networks: An investigation using statistical physics
On his invitation I went to Hyderabad during November and December 1998 and gave lectures on Monte Carlo and Molecular dynamics to the first batch of students of the M.
An Introduction to Monte Carlo Simulation of Statistical physics Problem
Bhatnagar invited me again during January-February 2000 for giving the same course to the second batch of students.
An Introduction to Monte Carlo Simulation of Statistical physics Problem
Another important learning algorithm is the so-called batch learner.
Mathematics of learning