Synonyms for 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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