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  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj batty informal or slang terms for mentally irregular "it used to drive my husband balmy"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Batty Belonging to, or resembling, a bat. "Batty wings."
    • Batty Crazy; demented; loony; nuts; as, her constant gabbing is driving me batty .
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • batty Of or resembling a bat; battish.
    • n batty Rice while growing.
    • n batty A measure for rice in India, equal to 120 pounds. McElrath, Com. Dict.
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In literature:

They say he struck it rich in a vein and went batty over it.
"The Spoilers of the Valley" by Robert Watson
They're going batty trying to find El Hassan.
"Border, Breed Nor Birth" by Dallas McCord Reynolds
Mr. Batty and the Rev.
"Calamities and Quarrels of Authors" by Isaac Disraeli
After that, you're batty to lay anything on them at all.
"What Need of Man?" by Harold Calin
A treatise on Madness was written in 1757 by Batty.
"Chapters in the History of the Insane in the British Isles" by Daniel Hack Tuke
Don't tell me you guys didn't know he was batty, that you really believed all that stuff he was spouting all the time!
"To Each His Star" by Bryce Walton
Say, we must have looked like a pair of batty ones, standin' there holdin' hands and starin' at her!
"Side-stepping with Shorty" by Sewell Ford
Why, man, you'll go batty in the winter time, for it's lonely as hell.
"My Brave and Gallant Gentleman" by Robert Watson
He's batty as a toad arter swallerin' shot.
"When the Cock Crows" by Waldron Baily
He hoped they all went batty trying to learn how he had escaped.
"A Thought For Tomorrow" by Robert E. Gilbert
So, to keep myself from going batty, I started to rework the business of who had done what to the Maintainer.
"The Big Time" by Fritz Reuter Leiber
That's what's driving me batty.
"Black Man's Burden" by Dallas McCord Reynolds
The guy talks batty, but he don't look drunk.
"Quest of the Golden Ape" by Ivar Jorgensen
I'll get batty in the steeple if I don't get help.
"Victor Ollnee's Discipline" by Hamlin Garland
That made him think of Batty, whom, for the moment, he had actually forgotten.
"A Chariot of Fire" by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
The French contingent consisted of about eight officers, and the British, of Medlicott, Batty Smith, and myself.
"The Escaping Club" by A. J. Evans
Batty opened his Circus at the Pantheon, Ranelagh Gardens, Norwich.
"Norfolk Annals A Chronological Record of Remarkable Events in the Nineteeth Century, Vol. 1" by Charles Mackie
Batty Langley has an amusing chapter about statues.
"A Year in a Lancashire Garden" by Henry Arthur Bright
Now uncle Oscur and me would have to know long time befoar han about batty kates but miss Helun just waltzed in and made em.
"The Carter Girls" by Nell Speed
Mengs, and of course Batti, embrace the same opinion.
"The life and writings of Henry Fuseli, Volume III (of 3)" by Henry Fuseli

In poetry:

I'm crazy on Delius,
Holst and Scarlatti;
On Mozart and Verdi
I'm out-and-out batty.
"Mad About Music" by Cicely Fox Smith

In news:

These tawdry tidbits will drive you batty with desire while making you itch with tempestuous titillation.
Kart racing driving Ventura beach residents batty.
Chris Batty, the previous publisher of Quartz, has left the company.
Batty wins WCC scholar-athlete award, postgraduate scholarship.
BYU's Miles Batty looking to join rarefied air Saturday in Provo.
If horizontal widescreen bars drive you batty, CinemaScope can calm your nerves.
Kevin James goes batty in ' Zookeeper '.
Hot air balloon s Purple People Eater, Goin Batty II and Pin Wheel (left to right)stand up at Turf Valley.
Rutger Hauer is Roy Batty in Blade Runner.
A German man nearly went batty when he sat down for breakfast and found that his morning corn flakes came with a special surprise inside – a mummified bat.
Go batty with ' Dracula : The Twilight Years' Oct 18-20.
Buffalo Bills enough to drive a good fan batty: Kelly.
Going batty with Google's Halloween horror Easter egg .
Allison Harris brings us this "batty" story.
Never quite knew what that phrase meant I just knew it had something to do with being completely batty.

In science:

Batty, C. J. K., Robinson, D. W.: Positive one-parameter semigroups on ordered Banach spaces, Acta Appl.
Charakterizations of the Generators of Positive Semigroups on C*- and von Neumann Algebras
Batty, A New Theory of Space Syntax, Working Parer Seies, Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, University College of London (2004).
Random Walks Along the Streets and Canals in Compact Cities: Spectral analysis, Dynamical Modularity, Information, and Statistical Mechanics
Isovist ridge: A visually dominant direction or path of light is called an isovist ridge (Batty and Rana 2004, Carvalho and Batty 2005).
AxialGen: A Research Prototype for Automatically Generating the Axial Map
Batty, M. Cities and complexity: understanding cities with cellular automata, agent-based models, and fractals.
Batty, C.J.K. and Bollmann, H.W. (1980) Generalized Holley–Preston inequalities on measure spaces and their products. Z.
The random geometry of equilibrium phases
Batty, M., Jiang, B., and Thurstain-Goodwin, M., Local movement: Agent based models of pedestrian flow, Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis Working Paper No. 4, 1998.
Visualising the structure of architectural open spaces based on shape analysis
Batty, M., and Rana, S., Reformulating Space Syntax: The Automatic Definition and Generation of Axial Lines and Axial Maps, Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis Working Paper No. 58, 2002.
Visualising the structure of architectural open spaces based on shape analysis
Batty, On factorial states of operator algebras, III, J.
Topological properties of spaces of ideals of the minimal tensor product
Minh, A new approach to the spectral theory and Loomis-Arendt-Batty-Vu theory, arXiv:math/0609652v1 [math.
Beurling spectrum of functions in Banach space Semiflows and dynamics on omega-limit sets
ABHN] Arendt, W., Batty, C., Hieber, M. and Neubrander, F., Vector-valued Laplace transforms and Cauchy problems, vol. 96 of Monographs in Mathematics.
Analysis of the heat kernel of the Dirichlet-to-Neumann operator