battery

noun
1 ELECTRICITY (C) an object that provides a supply of electricity for something such as a radio or a car: I need to change the batteries in the flashlight. | dead/flat battery (=a battery that has stopped producing electricity)
2 HENS (C) a row of small cages in which chickens are kept to produce large numbers of eggs: battery hens
-compare free-range
3 GUNS (C) several large guns used together: Enemy anti-aircraft batteries immediately responded to the attack.
4 recharge your batteries informal to rest or relax in order to get back your energy: A week in the mountains should recharge my batteries.
5 a battery of a group of many things of the same kind: Mayer sat at his desk, surrounded by a battery of telephones.
6 CRIME (U) law the crime of hitting someone
-see also: assault and battery

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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