Definition of 'battery'
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The wheel had pods that carried about ten large commercial bus batteries. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The flat battery was added to another gantry for the normal charging operation. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Your phone battery will go flat and you won't get anywhere with it. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I have felt like a flat battery. The Sun (2016)If swallowed, chemicals released by the battery can rip through the oesophagus and windpipe in under four hours. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Drivers could then pull into a battery replacement centre, have their nearly flat battery removed and a charged battery slotted in. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Because of those hexagonal bonnet vents that open to cool the Formula E race car batteries. The Sun (2016)Participants were given a battery of logic and memory tests. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Used in batteries to power electric cars. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Why do we press harder on a remote when we know the batteries are flat? The Sun (2006)The electricity from the battery was then used to power the lights in their home. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It is already experimenting with battery hybrid road cars. Times, Sunday Times (2010)How can we avoid problems with the batteries and electrical systems? Times, Sunday Times (2010)It also helps battery life as parts can be shut when not needed. The Sun (2013)The court was told that he was attacked with battery acid. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The battery can last for up to a week of reading. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The lenses would be powered by tiny rechargeable batteries. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The battery makes an electric current low through the copper wire. Times, Sunday Times (2012)This means there is no danger of being caught with a flat battery. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He recently swallowed four radio batteries to protest against his constant monitoring and prove it did not work. The Sun (2010)In the language we all speak that means the cars can go further before the battery gives out. Times, Sunday Times (2016)So the battery can be smaller. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Can run on auxiliary battery pack. Christianity Today (2000)How does a battery store electricity? Times, Sunday Times (2014)The lithium-ion batteries also take eight to ten hours to charge. The Sun (2008)Our current premier can suspend a car battery for 8.4 seconds. Times, Sunday Times (2006)If lithium is already rare, how can vast numbers of batteries large enough to power cars be made? Times, Sunday Times (2016)During the afternoon he detected an Italian mountain artillery battery working its way up from the road to the pass. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The price of eggs has risen because of more humane - and expensive - battery farming. Times, Sunday Times (2014)How many families could afford to put a chicken on the table on a Sunday if it wasn't for battery farming? Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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Translations for 'battery'
British English: battery /ˈbætərɪ/ NOUN
Batteries are the devices that you put in electrical items to provide the power that makes them work.
The shavers come complete with batteries.
- American English: battery
- Arabic: بَطَّارِيَّة
- Brazilian Portuguese: bateria que fornece energia
- Chinese: 电池
- Croatian: baterija
- Czech: baterie
- Danish: batteri
- Dutch: batterij
- European Spanish: pila electricidad
- Finnish: akku
- French: batterie
- German: Batterie
- Greek: μπαταρία
- Italian: batteria alimentazione
- Japanese: 電池
- Korean: 전지
- Norwegian: batteri
- Polish: bateria
- European Portuguese: bateria que fornece energia
- Romanian: baterie
- Russian: батарея
- Spanish: pila batería
- Swedish: batteri elektronik
- Thai: แบตเตอรี่
- Turkish: pil
- Ukrainian: батарейка
- Vietnamese: pin
Definition of battery from the Collins English Dictionary
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