\ \ There are two separate verbs baste in English, one meaning ‘sew loosely’ [14], the other ‘moisten roasting meat with fat’ [15]. The first comes from Old French bastir, which was acquired from a hypothetical Germanic *bastjanjoin together with bast’. This was a derivative of *bastaz, from which English gets bastplant fibre’ [OE]. The origin of the second is far more obscure. It may come from an earlier base, with the past form based being interpreted as the present tense or infinitive.

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(with a stick), , , , , , , , / / (with long stitches), (loosely)

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  • baste — [ bast ] interj. • 1534; it. basta « il suffit » ♦ Vx Interjection marquant l indifférence, le dédain. ⇒ bah. I. ⇒BASTE1, BAST, BASTA, interj. Assez! A. Bast, basta, baste. [Pour exprimer l indifférence, la résignation, l impatience ou la… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • baste — 1. (ba st ; et quelquefois, dans la conversation, bâ t ) interj. 1°   Elle indique qu on se contente, qu on ne se fâche pas. Baste pour cela ou, simplement, baste, passe pour cela. •   Baste ! ce n est pas peu que deux mille francs dus Depuis… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • basté — Basté, [bast]ée. part. On dit prov. & fig. d Un sot, d un lourdaut, Que c est un asne basté, un vray asne basté. On dit aussi prov. & fig. qu Il n y a point d asne plus mal basté que celuy du commun, pour dire, Que l on a d ordinaire moins de… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • baste — [v1] moisten during cooking brush with liquid, drip, grease, lard, season; concept 170 baste [v2] sew temporarily catch, fasten, stitch, tack; concept 218 baste [v3] pummel, thrash batter, beat, berate, blister, clobber, club, drub, lambaste …   New thesaurus

  • Baste — (b[=a]st), v. 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. [1913 Webster] One man was basted by the keeper for …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Baste — Baste, v. t. [OE. basten, OF. bastir, F. b?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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • baste — BASTE. s. m. On appelle ainsi l As de trèfle aux jeux de l Hombre, du Quadrille, etc. Le baste est le troisième des Matadors …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • baste — [beıst] v [I and T] [Sense: 1; Date: 1500 1600; Origin: Origin unknown.] [Sense: 2; Date: 1400 1500; : Old French; Origin: bastir] 1.) to pour liquid or melted fat over food that is cooking ▪ Baste the potatoes occasionally. 2.) to fasten cloth… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • baste — Ⅰ. baste [1] ► VERB ▪ pour fat or juices over (meat) during cooking. DERIVATIVES baster noun. ORIGIN of unknown origin. Ⅱ. baste [2] ► VERB …   English terms dictionary

  • Baste — Baste, in der deutschen Spielkarte der grüne Ober, im Solospiel (s.d.) einer der Matadors …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Baste — Baste, ägypt. Göttin der Freude, von den Griechen Bubastis genannt und mit Artemis identifiziert. Sie wurde in der Stadt Bast (griech. Bubastis, s. d.), von der sie auch den Namen hat (B., d. h. die von Bast), verehrt; hier wurde ihr alljährlich… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

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