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Definition of Battery


  1. The act of battering or beating.
  2. The unlawful beating of another. It includes every willful, angry and violent, or negligent touching of another's person or clothes, or anything attached to his person or held by him.
  3. Any place where cannon or mortars are mounted, for attack or defense.
  4. Two or more pieces of artillery in the field.
  5. A company or division of artillery, including the gunners, guns, horses, and all equipments. In the United States, a battery of flying artillery consists usually of six guns.
  6. A number of coated jars (Leyden jars) so connected that they may be charged and discharged simultaneously.
  7. An apparatus for generating voltaic electricity.
  8. A number of similar machines or devices in position; an apparatus consisting of a set of similar parts; as, a battery of boilers, of retorts, condensers, etc.
  9. A series of stamps operated by one motive power, for crushing ores containing the precious metals.
  10. The box in which the stamps for crushing ore play up and down.
  11. The pitcher and catcher together.

Battery Quotations

I feel that sin and evil are the negative part of you, and I think it's like a battery: you've got to have the negative and the positive in order to be a complete person.
Dolly Parton

Every time I hear a politician mention the word 'stimulus,' my mind flashes back to high school biology class, when I touched battery wires to a dead frog to make it twitch.
Robert Kiyosaki

Marriage has no guarantees. If that's what you're looking for, go live with a car battery.
Erma Bombeck

I was in end stage heart failure, liver and kidneys shutting down, and on an emergency basis they went in and planted a pump in my chest. It was battery operated. That kept me alive for 20 months and that got me to the transplant. And I wake up every morning now with a smile on my face, thankful for the gift of another day I never expected to see.
Dick Cheney

My mobile phone battery runs out all the time because all the messages come straight to me.
Ed Balls
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Battery Translations

battery in Afrikaans is battery
battery in Danish is batteri, akkumulator
battery in Dutch is accu, accumulator
battery in French is accumulateur, batterie
battery in German is Batterie, Stromversorgung
battery in Italian is accumulatore, batteria
battery in Norwegian is akkumulator, batteri
battery in Portuguese is bateria
battery in Swedish is batteri