Synonyms of bats


1. bat, chiropteran, placental, placental mammal, eutherian, eutherian mammal

usage: nocturnal mouselike mammal with forelimbs modified to form membranous wings and anatomical adaptations for echolocation by which they navigate

2. bat, at-bat, turn, play

usage: (baseball) a turn trying to get a hit; "he was at bat when it happened"; "he got four hits in four at-bats"

3. squash racket, squash racquet, bat, racket, racquet

usage: a small racket with a long handle used for playing squash

4. cricket bat, bat, cricket equipment

usage: the club used in playing cricket; "a cricket bat has a narrow handle and a broad flat end for hitting"

5. bat, club

usage: a club used for hitting a ball in various games


1. bat, hit

usage: strike with, or as if with a baseball bat; "bat the ball"

2. bat, flutter, blink, wink, nictitate, nictate

usage: wink briefly; "bat one's eyelids"

3. bat, hit

usage: have a turn at bat; "Jones bats first, followed by Martinez"

4. bat, hit

usage: use a bat; "Who's batting?"

5. cream, bat, clobber, drub, thrash, lick, beat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish

usage: beat thoroughly and conclusively in a competition or fight; "We licked the other team on Sunday!"


1. balmy, barmy, bats, batty, bonkers, buggy, cracked, crackers, daft, dotty, fruity, haywire, kooky, kookie, loco, loony, loopy, nuts, nutty, round the bend, around the bend, wacky, whacky, insane (vs. sane)

usage: informal or slang terms for mentally irregular; "it used to drive my husband balmy"

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Definition and meaning of bats (Dictionary)