battery

[[t]bæ̱təri[/t]]
batteries
1) N-COUNT Batteries are small devices that provide the power for electrical items such as radios and children's toys.

The shavers come complete with batteries.

...a battery-operated cassette player.

...rechargeable batteries.

2) N-COUNT A car battery is a rectangular box containing acid that is found in a car engine. It provides the electricity needed to start the car.

...a car with a flat battery.

3) N-COUNT: usu N of n A battery of equipment such as guns, lights, or computers is a large set of it kept together in one place.

They stopped beside a battery of abandoned guns.

...batteries of spotlights set up on rooftops.

4) N-COUNT: N of n A battery of people or things is a very large number of them.

...a battery of journalists and television cameras...

Crack is part of a battery of drugs used by addicts.

Syn:
5) N-COUNT: usu sing, usu N of n A battery of tests is a set of tests that is used to assess a number of different aspects of something, such as your health.

We give a battery of tests to each patient.

6) ADJ: ADJ n Battery farming is a system of breeding chickens and hens in which large numbers of them are kept in small cages, and used for their meat and eggs. [BRIT]

...battery hens being raised in dark, cramped conditions.

7) to recharge your batteriessee recharge
See also assault and battery

English dictionary. 2008.

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