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Definition of Bate


  1. Strife; contention.
  2. To lessen by retrenching, deducting, or reducing; to abate; to beat down; to lower.
  3. To allow by way of abatement or deduction.
  4. To leave out; to except.
  5. To remove.
  6. To deprive of.
  7. To remit or retrench a part; -- with of.
  8. To waste away.
  9. To attack; to bait.
  10. imp. of Bite.
  11. To flutter as a hawk; to bait.
  12. See 2d Bath.
  13. An alkaline solution consisting of the dung of certain animals; -- employed in the preparation of hides; grainer.
  14. To steep in bate, as hides, in the manufacture of leather.