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Definition of BATE

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Grainer \Grain"er\ (gr[=a]n"[~e]r), n.
     1. An infusion of pigeon's dung used by tanners to neutralize the effects of lime and give flexibility to skins; -- called also {grains} and {bate.} [1913 Webster]

     2. A knife for taking the hair off skins.
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     3. One who paints in imitation of the grain of wood, marble, etc.; also, the brush or tool used in graining. [1913 Webster]

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Bate \Bate\, v. i. [F. battre des ailes to flutter. Cf. {Bait} to flutter.] To flutter as a hawk; to bait. [Obs.] --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

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Bate \Bate\, n. (Jewish Antiq.)
     See 2d {Bath}.
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Bate \Bate\, n. [Cf. Sw. beta maceration, soaking, G. beize, and E. bite.] An alkaline solution consisting of the dung of certain animals; -- employed in the preparation of hides; grainer.
     --Knight.
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Bate \Bate\, v. t.
     To steep in bate, as hides, in the manufacture of leather. [1913 Webster]

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Bate \Bate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bating}.] [From abate.]
     1. To lessen by retrenching, deducting, or reducing; to abate; to beat down; to lower. [1913 Webster]

              He must either bate the laborer's wages, or not employ or not pay him.                --Locke. [1913 Webster]

     2. To allow by way of abatement or deduction.
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              To whom he bates nothing of what he stood upon with the parliament.                       --South. [1913 Webster]

     3. To leave out; to except. [Obs.]
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              Bate me the king, and, be he flesh and blood, He lies that says it.                 --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster]

     4. To remove. [Obs.]
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              About autumn bate the earth from about the roots of olives, and lay them bare.            --Holland. [1913 Webster]

     5. To deprive of. [Obs.]
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              When baseness is exalted, do not bate The place its honor for the person's sake.
                                                    --Herbert. [1913 Webster]

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Bate \Bate\, v. i.
     1. To remit or retrench a part; -- with of.
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              Abate thy speed, and I will bate of mine. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

     2. To waste away. [Obs.] --Shak.
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Bate \Bate\, v. t.
     To attack; to bait. [Obs.] --Spenser.
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Bate \Bate\, n. [Prob. abbrev. from debate.] Strife; contention. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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Bate \Bate\,
     imp. of {Bite}. [Obs.] --Spenser.
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122 Moby Thesaurus words for "bate":
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