Bate

Definition of Bate

n.1.Strife; contention.
v. t.1.To lessen by retrenching, deducting, or reducing; to abate; to beat down; to lower.
[imp. & p. p. Bated; p. pr. & vb. n. Bating.]
He must either bate the laborer's wages, or not employ or not pay him.
- Locke.
2.To allow by way of abatement or deduction.
To whom he bates nothing of what he stood upon with the parliament.
- South.
3.To leave out; to except.
Bate me the king, and, be he flesh and blood,
He lies that says it.
- Beau. & Fl.
4.To remove.
About autumn bate the earth from about the roots of olives, and lay them bare.
- Holland.
5.To deprive of.
When baseness is exalted, do not bate
The place its honor for the person's sake.
- Herbert.
v. i.1.To remit or retrench a part; - with of.
Abate thy speed, and I will bate of mine.
- Dryden.
2.To waste away.
v. t.1.To attack; to bait.
imp.1.imp. of Bite.
v. i.1.To flutter as a hawk; to bait.
n.1.(Jewish Antiq.) See 2d Bath.
1.An alkaline solution consisting of the dung of certain animals; - employed in the preparation of hides; grainer.
v. t.1.To steep in bate, as hides, in the manufacture of leather.

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