(Bas"ket), v. t. To put into a basket. [R.]
(Bas"ket*ful) n.; pl. Basketfuls As much as a basket will contain.
(Bas"ket*ry) n. The art of making baskets; also, baskets, taken collectively.
(Bask"ing shark`) (Zoöl.) One of the largest species of sharks so called from its habit of
basking in the sun; the liver shark, or bone shark. It inhabits the northern seas of Europe and America,
and grows to a length of more than forty feet. It is a harmless species.
(Bas"net) n. Same as Bascinet.
(||Ba*som`ma*toph"o*ra) n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. ba`sis base + 'o`mma eye + fe`rein to
bear.] (Zoöl.) A group of Pulmonifera having the eyes at the base of the tentacles, including the common
(Ba"son) n. A basin. [Obs. or Special form]
(Basque) a. [F.] Pertaining to Biscay, its people, or their language.
(Basque) n. [F.]
1. One of a race, of unknown origin, inhabiting a region on the Bay of Biscay in Spain and France.
2. The language spoken by the Basque people.
3. A part of a lady's dress, resembling a jacket with a short skirt; probably so called because this
fashion of dress came from the Basques.
(Basqu"ish) a. [F. Basque Biscayan: cf. G. Baskisch.] Pertaining to the country, people, or
language of Biscay; Basque [Obs.] Sir T. Browne.
(Bas`-re*lief") n. [F. bas- relief; bas low + relief raised work, relever to raise: cf. It. bassorilievo.]
Low relief; sculpture, the figures of which project less than half of their true proportions; called also
bass-relief and basso-rilievo. See Alto- rilievo.
(Bass) n.; pl. Bass, and sometimes Basses (- ez). [A corruption of barse.] (Zoöl.)
1. An edible, spiny-finned fish, esp. of the genera Roccus, Labrax, and related genera. There are