bat-n; 11 Senses

Sense Number 1: small nocturnal flying mammal

Commentary: BAT[+organism][+mammal][+flying][+nocturnal]

We noticed large quantities of bat guano along the floor of the cave.
The children drew pictures of bats and witches at halloween.
This is a picture of a rare vampire bat.
A huge cloud of bats flew out of the cavern at dusk.
He tore around the track like a bat out of hell. (metaphor)

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: a tapered stick or club used for hitting a ball

Commentary: BAT[+stick][+tapered][+equipment][+sports][+hitting][+ball]

The thugs broke car windows with baseball bats.
The bats in major league baseball are still made of wood, not composites.
He hit the ball so hard that the bat broke.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4, 5

Sense Number 3: any short paddle, often used in ball games

Commentary: BAT[+paddle][+short][+equipment][+recreational][+racket]
NOTE: much shorter and fatter than objects of Sense 2

Are the squash bats packed in the car?
We borrowed Mary's bats to play table tennis.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3

Sense Number 4: a quick physical gesture, a smacking

Commentary: BAT[+action][+physical][+gesture][+quick][+smack]

The cat sent the ball of yarn across the floor with a bat of its paw.
With a bat of her eyelashes, Sally told the police officer she hadn't realized how fast she'd been going.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 5: a turn in a ball game where player tried to hit the ball

Commentary: BAT[+state][+game][+turn][+offense][+ball][+hit][+baseball/+cricket]

Tom is the next player at bat.
The slugger got his elbow grazed by a fast ball and is out of the game with an injury.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 6: the player who is having a turn trying to hit the ball

Commentary: BAT[+person][+player][+sports][+hitter][+ball]

He is the best bat in their ball club.
Bob Smith will be the team's opening bat today.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 1a

Sense Number 7: an old unattractive woman, a crone

Commentary: BAT[+person][+woman][+old][-attractive]

The students unkindly referred to the elderly algebra teacher as an old bat.
John said the realtor didn't want him to know about the crazy old bat living next door with forty cats.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 2b

Sense Number 8: a jockey's short whip

Commentary: BAT[+stick][+short][+whip][+jockey]
NOTE: much shorter than the objects of Sense 2, much thinner than objects of Sense 3

The jockey had his bat tucked under his arm as he rode the racehorse to the starting gate.
He never had to use his bat on the horse, she maintained an easy 4-length lead throughout the race.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 3c

Sense Number 9: pairs of paddle-like implements used to guide taxiing airplanes

Commentary: BAT[+paddle][+short][+equipment][+guidance][+aircraft][+taxiing]
NOTE: non-recreational function, so quite different than Sense 3 objects

The wing walker steered the wide-body jet up to the gate with his bats.
We saw the wing walker make circling motions with his bats.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 1b

Sense Number 10: without delay

Commentary: Idiom: off_the_bat

Mary's college roommate recognized her right off the bat at their 30th class reunion.
Her son learned to read right off the bat in first grade.
They didn't like each other off the bat, it took some time to get acquainted and develop a sense of trust.


Sense Number 11: none of the above

Commentary: Automatically generated NOTA sense (bbn)