Definition of Baste

1. Noun. A loose temporary sewing stitch to hold layers of fabric together.

Exact synonyms: Basting, Basting Stitch, Tacking
Generic synonyms: Embroidery Stitch, Sewing Stitch



2. Verb. Cover with liquid before cooking. "Baste a roast"
Category relationships: Cookery, Cooking, Preparation
Generic synonyms: Dampen, Moisten, Wash
Entails: Cook

3. Verb. Strike violently and repeatedly. "They want to baste the prisoners "; "She clobbered the man who tried to attack her"
Exact synonyms: Batter, Clobber
Generic synonyms: Beat, Beat Up, Work Over

4. Verb. Sew together loosely, with large stitches. "Baste a hem"
Exact synonyms: Tack
Generic synonyms: Run Up, Sew, Sew Together, Stitch
Derivative terms: Tacker

Definition of Baste

1. v. t. To beat with a stick; to cudgel.

2. v. t. To sew loosely, or with long stitches; -- usually, that the work may be held in position until sewed more firmly.

Definition of Baste

1. Verb. To sprinkle flour and salt and drip butter or fat on, as on meat in roasting. ¹

2. Verb. (by extension) To coat over something ¹

3. Verb. To sew with wide stitches. ¹

4. Verb. (1811) To beat. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Baste

1. to sew loosely together [v BASTED, BASTING, BASTES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Baste

bastardizers
bastardizes
bastardizing
bastardliness
bastardly
bastardly gullion
bastardly gullions
bastardry
bastards
bastardsword
bastardswords
bastardy
bastardy bond
bastardy bonds
bastardy proceeding
baste (current term)
basted
bastegh
baster
basters
bastes
bastide
bastides
bastile
bastiles
bastille
bastilles
bastillion
bastillions
bastinade

Literary usage of Baste

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1. A Dictionary of English Etymology by Hensleigh Wedgwood (1859)
"To baste a garment would be to set it up, to put it together, and from this particular kind of stitching the signification would seem to have passed on to ..."

2. Handy-book of Literary Curiosities by William Shepard Walsh (1892)
"... Q some lair Querist, in blue stockings placed ; S is brisk Sal, who a chicken can baste; К i> ¡rail Kose, from her true stem displaced ; T is Theresa, ..."

3. The Writings in Prose and Verse of Rudyard Kipling by Rudyard Kipling (1899)
"'For the love av God,' I sez, clane forgettin' he was a dumb baste; ' don't take ut to heart so! Aisy, be aisy,' I says; an' with that I rubbed his cheek ..."

4. Clothing for Women; Selection, Design, Construction: A Practical Manual for by Laura Irene Baldt (1916)
"baste box plait in front or hem if coat finish is desired (Fig. 182). If the back is plain, turn the bottom edge of the yoke in and baste it to place on the ..."

5. Capital (1888)
"... with Indie' baste industrias— steel, glass, cement, petrochemicals, fertiliser: and others. We come together on their problems end needs In refractories ..."

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