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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Basel, Basle, Balenoun

    a city in northwestern Switzerland


  1. Baselnoun

    A city in Switzerland.


  1. Basel

    Basel or Basle is Switzerland's third most populous city with about 166,000 inhabitants. Located where the Swiss, French and German borders meet, Basel also has suburbs in France and Germany. In 2011, the Basel agglomeration was the third largest in Switzerland with a population of 500,600 in 74 municipalities in Switzerland and an additional 53 in neighboring countries. The tri-national metropolitan area has around 830,000 inhabitants in 226 municipalities. Located in northwest Switzerland on the river Rhine, Basel functions as a major industrial centre for the chemical and pharmaceutical industry. The Basel region, culturally extending into German Baden-Württemberg and French Alsace, reflects the heritage of its three states in the modern Latin name: "Regio TriRhena". It has the oldest university of the Swiss Confederation. Basel is German-speaking. The local variant of the Swiss German dialects is called Basel German. Basel is among the most important cultural centres of Switzerland. The city comprises a large number of theatres and many museums, including the Museum of Fine Arts, the world's oldest art collection accessible to the public. In addition the Theater Basel was chosen in 1999 as the best stage for German-language performances and in 2009 & 2010 as "Opera of the Year" by German Opera Magazine "Opernwelt".

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Basel

    in the NW. of Switzerland, on the Rhine, just before it enters Germany; has a cathedral, university, library, and museum; was a centre of influence in Reformation times, and the home for several years of Erasmus; it is now a great money market, and has manufactures of silks and chemicals; the people are Protestant and German-speaking.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. basel

    One of the largest towns in Switzerland; captured and burned by the Hungarians in 917. In 1444 there was a bloody battle fought about a quarter of a mile beyond its gates, called the battle of St. Jacob, between the Swiss, 1600 strong, and a French army that was twenty times their number, commanded by the dauphin, afterwards Louis XII. For ten hours the brave Swiss band kept this large army in check; but nearly all the Swiss fell, not more than 10, according to some accounts, escaping alive. This exploit first spread the fame of Swiss valor, and led to the enrollment of the Swiss body-guard of France. The treaties of peace between France and Spain, and France and Prussia, were signed here, July 22, 1795.

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  1. ables, baels, bales, Basle, blasé, blase, Blase, sable

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Basel in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Basel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Basel in a Sentence

  1. Christian Stracke:

    Since the crisis in 2008–2009, we have seen a wave of improvements in bank regulation and supervision, from the application of Basel III enhanced capital and liquidity requirements to much of the Dodd-Frank Act, robust stress testing and the move to greater transparency in bank risk disclosures.

  2. Craig Robins:

    Everyone said you could never bring South Beach to Miami. Then the idea of Art Basel came up.

  3. Rosa Vivien Ratnawati:

    If the origin country refuses to accept, we will report this to the Basel Convention, if there's illegal traffic, the origin country must accept the trash back.

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    (used especially of glances) directed to one side with or as if with doubt or suspicion or envy
    • A. askant
    • B. commensal
    • C. inexpiable
    • D. lacerate

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