Definitions for baster

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

bastebeɪst(v.t.)bast•ed, bast•ing.

  1. to sew with long, loose stitches, as in temporarily joining parts of a garment while it is being made.

    Category: Clothing

Origin of baste:

1400–50; late ME < AF, MF bastir to build, baste < Gmc; cf. OHG bestan to mend, patch, for *bastian, der. of bastbast


bastebeɪst(v.t.)bast•ed, bast•ing.

  1. to moisten (meat or other food) with drippings, butter, etc., while cooking.

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bastebeɪst(v.t.)bast•ed, bast•ing.

  1. to beat with a stick; thrash; cudgel.

  2. to denounce or scold vigorously.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. baster(noun)

    a cook who bastes roasting meat with melted fat or gravy

  2. baster, tacker(noun)

    a sewer who fastens a garment with long loose stitches

  3. baster(noun)

    a tube with a rubber bulb used to take up and release melted fat or gravy in order to moisten roasting meat


  1. baster(Noun)

    One who bastes.

  2. baster(Noun)

    A tool for basting meat with fat or gravy.


  1. Baster

    The Basters are the descendants of Cape Colony Dutch and indigenous African women. They live largely in Namibia and are similar to Coloured or Griqua people in South Africa. The name Baster is derived from the Dutch word for "bastard". While some people consider this term demeaning, the Basters proudly use the term as an indication of their history in the same way as the Métis people of Canada. While the current numbers of Basters remain unclear, the Basters are concerned that their unique heritage will be lost in a modern Namibia.

Anagrams of baster

  1. barest, bestar, breast, Tarbes

Translations for baster

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


of mixed variety

a cross-breed.

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