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Webster 1913 Edition


Baste

Baste

(bāst)
,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Basted
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Basting
.]
[Cf. Icel.
beysta
to strike, powder; Sw.
basa
to beat with a rod: perh. akin to E.
beat
.]
1.
To beat with a stick; to cudgel.
One man was
basted
by the keeper for carrying some people over on his back through the waters.
Pepys.
2.
(Cookery)
To sprinkle flour and salt and drip butter or fat on, as on meat in roasting.
3.
To mark with tar, as sheep.
[Prov. Eng.]

Baste

,
Verb.
T.
[OE.
basten
, OF.
bastir
, F.
b[GREEK]tir
, prob. fr. OHG.
bestan
to sew, MHG.
besten
to bind, fr. OHG.
bast
bast. See
Bast
.]
To sew loosely, or with long stitches; – usually, that the work may be held in position until sewed more firmly.
Shak.

Webster 1828 Edition


Baste

BASTE

,
Verb.
T.
1.
To beat with a stick.
2.
To drip butter or fat upon meat, as it turns upon the spit,in roasting; to moisten with fat or other liquid.

BASTE

,
Verb.
T.
To sew with long stitches; to sew slightly.

Definition 2022


Baste

Baste

See also: baste and basté

German

Noun

Baste m

  1. plural of Bast

baste

baste

See also: Baste and basté

English

Verb

Basting material to a pattern before cutting it.

baste (third-person singular simple present bastes, present participle basting, simple past and past participle basted)

  1. To sew with long or loose stitches, as for temporary use, or in preparation for gathering the fabric.
    • 1991 June 14, J.F. Pirro, “Custom Work”, in Chicago Reader:
      He bastes the coat together with thick white thread almost like string, using stitches big enough to be ripped out easily later.
Translations

Etymology 2

Unknown, possibly from Old French basser (moisten, soak).

Verb

baste (third-person singular simple present bastes, present participle basting, simple past and past participle basted)

  1. To sprinkle flour and salt and drip butter or fat on, as on meat in roasting.
  2. (by extension) To coat over something
    • 2001 April 20, Peter Margasak, “Almost Famous”, in Chicago Reader:
      Ice Cold Daydream" bastes the bayou funk of the Meters in swirling psychedelia, while "Sweet Thang," a swampy blues cowritten with his dad, sounds like something from Dr. John's "Night Tripper" phase.
  3. To mark (sheep, etc.) with tar.

Etymology 3

Perhaps from the cookery sense of baste or from some Scandinavian source. Compare Old Norse beysta (to beat, thresh) (whence Danish børste (to beat up)). Compare also Swedish basa (to beat with a rod, to flog) and Swedish bösta (to thump)

Verb

baste (third-person singular simple present bastes, present participle basting, simple past and past participle basted)

  1. (archaic, slang) To beat with a stick; to cudgel.
    • Samuel Pepys
      One man was basted by the keeper for carrying some people over on his back through the waters.
Translations

Anagrams


Dutch

Pronunciation

Verb

baste

  1. singular past indicative and subjunctive of bassen

Anagrams


French

Noun

baste m (plural bastes)

  1. ace of clubs

Noun

baste f (plural bastes)

  1. basque (clothing)

Northern Sami

Noun

baste

  1. spoon

Inflection

Even, st-stt gradation
Nominative baste
Genitive bastte
Singular Plural
Nominative baste basttet
Accusative bastte basttiid
Genitive bastte basttiid
Illative bastii basttiide
Locative basttes basttiin
Comitative basttiin basttiiguin
Essive basten
Possessive forms
Singular Dual Plural
1st person basten basteme bastemet
2nd person bastet bastede bastedet
3rd person bastes basteska basteset

Derived terms


Portuguese

Verb

baste

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of bastar
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive of bastar
  3. third-person singular imperative of bastar

Spanish

Verb

baste

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of bastar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of bastar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of bastar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of bastar.