1【electricity】2 a battery of something3【farm】4【guns】5【crime】6 recharge your batteries
1500-1600; Language: Old French;Origin:
baterie, from batre 'to hit'
from the idea of hitting with gunfire;]
from the idea of a group of electricity-producing cells joined together]【ELECTRICITY】[C]
an object that provides a supply of electricity for something such as a radio, car, or toy You have to take the top off to change the batteries . When the red light comes on, you should recharge the battery so it is ready for the next time. The car's got a flat battery .a battery-operated hair dryera battery of sth
a group of many things of the same type a battery of medical tests【FARM】[C]BrE
a row of small cages
in which chickens are kept, so that the farm can produce large numbers of eggs battery hens
several large guns used together an anti-aircraft battery【CRIME】[U]law
the crime of hitting someone He was charged with assault and battery .
→assault and batteryrecharge your batteriesinformal
to rest or relax in order to get back your energy A week in the mountains should recharge my batteries.
COLLOCATES for sense 1change the batteries (in something)
(=put new batteries in something) charge/recharge a battery
(=fill it with electricity again after it has been used) flat batteryBritish Englishdead batteryAmerican English
(=one that has no more electricity in it) rechargeable battery
(=one that can be recharged and used again) car batterybattery powered/operatedbattery compartment
(=the place where the batteries go) battery charger
(=a piece of equipment for charging batteries)