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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. the act of subjecting to strong attack;
[syn: battering, banging]

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4 definitions retrieved:

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Batter \Bat"ter\ (b[a^]t"t[~e]r), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Battered (b[a^]t"t[~e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. Battering.] [OE. bateren, OF. batre, F. battre, fr. LL. battere, for L. batuere to strike, beat; of unknown origin. Cf. Abate, Bate to abate.] [1913 Webster] 1. To beat with successive blows; to beat repeatedly and with violence, so as to bruise, shatter, or demolish; as, to batter a wall or rampart. [1913 Webster] 2. To wear or impair as if by beating or by hard usage. "Each battered jade." --Pope. [1913 Webster] 3. (Metallurgy) To flatten (metal) by hammering, so as to compress it inwardly and spread it outwardly. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

battering \bat"ter*ing\ n. the act or process of subjecting to strong repeated blows. Syn: banging. [WordNet 1.5]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

battering n 1: the act of subjecting to strong attack [syn: battering, banging]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

20 Moby Thesaurus words for "battering": assault, attack, butchery, disorderliness, forcible seizure, killing, laying waste, looting, massacre, obstreperousness, onslaught, pillaging, rape, riot, rioting, sacking, slaughter, sowing with salt, unruliness, violation