bates is Accepted in TWL Scrabble Dictionary

bates Scrabble score: 7

Meaning of bates

  • (of a hawk) to flutter its wings and attempt to escape in a fit of anger or fear
  • to lessen or diminish; abate
  • the solution used
  • state of violent anger or fear
  • to soak (leather) after liming in an alkaline solution to soften it and remove the lime
  • to diminish or subside; abate
  • to moderate or restrain
  • BATE, to diminish, also BAYT [v]