bated

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Bate \Bate\, verb (used with an object) [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.

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. [Obs.]

Bate me the king, and, be he flesh and blood, He lies that says it. --Beau. & Fl.

4. To remove. [Obs.]

About autumn bate the earth from about the roots of olives, and lay them bare. --Holland.

5. To deprive of. [Obs.]

When baseness is exalted, do not bate The place its honor for the person's sake. --Herbert.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Bated \Bat"ed\, adjective Reduced; lowered; restrained; as, to speak with bated breath. --Macaulay.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

bated

adjective

1: diminished or moderated; "our bated enthusiasm"; "his bated hopes"

1. Caduceus  2. Golden Key  3. Scales of Justice (Or maybe, 1. HEALTH 2. SECURITY 3. JUSTICE?)

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