Definitions for BASTE
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baste, basting, basting stitch, tackingverb
a loose temporary sewing stitch to hold layers of fabric together
cover with liquid before cooking
"baste a roast"
clobber, baste, batterverb
strike violently and repeatedly
"She clobbered the man who tried to attack her"
sew together loosely, with large stitches
"baste a hem"
To sprinkle flour and salt and drip butter or fat on, as on meat in roasting.
To coat over something
To sew with wide stitches.
Etymology: Compare beysta (whence børste)
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
participle pass. basted, or basten.
Etymology: bastonner, Fr. Bazata, in the Armorick dialect, signifies to strike with a stick; from which perhaps baston a stick, and all its derivatives, or collaterals, may be deduced.
Quoth she, I grant it is in vain
For one’s that basted to feel pain,
Because the pangs his bones endure,
Contribute nothing to the cure. Hudibras.
Tir’d with dispute, and speaking Latin,
As well as basting, and bear bating. Hudibras.
Bastings heavy, dry, obtuse,
Only dulness can produce;
While a little gentle jerking
Sets the spirits all aworking. Jonathan Swift.
Sir, I think the meat wants what I have, a basting. William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet.
The fat of roasted mutton falling on the birds, will serve to baste them, and so save time and butter. Jonathan Swift, Directions to the Cook.
Baste, also known as Basta, is a village in the Palghar district of Maharashtra, India. It is located in the Vikramgad taluka.
Baste refers to the process of moistening food, often meat, with liquid such as melted butter, pan drippings, or a prepared sauce during cooking. This is usually done to keep the food moist, add flavor, and give a glazed or browned finish. The basting liquid is typically applied with a basting brush or by spooning the liquid over the food periodically.
to beat with a stick; to cudgel
to sprinkle flour and salt and drip butter or fat on, as on meat in roasting
to mark with tar, as sheep
to sew loosely, or with long stitches; -- usually, that the work may be held in position until sewed more firmly
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
bāst, v.t. to beat with a stick. [Prob. conn. with Ice. beysta, Dan. böste, to beat.]
bāst, v.t. to drop fat or butter over meat while roasting to keep it from burning and to improve the flavour. [Ety. unknown.]
bāst, v.t. to sew slightly or with long stitches. [O. Fr. bastír, from Old High Ger. bestan, to sew.]
The numerical value of BASTE in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of BASTE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
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