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Definitions for bask
bæsk, bɑskbask

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. enjoy, bask, relish, savor, savourverb

    derive or receive pleasure from; get enjoyment from; take pleasure in

    "She relished her fame and basked in her glory"

  2. baskverb

    be exposed

    "The seals were basking in the sun"


  1. baskverb

    To take great pleasure or satisfaction; to feel warmth or happiness. (This verb is usually followed by "in").

    Etymology: From baðask.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Baskverb

    to lie in warmth; to be exposed to genial heat

  2. Baskverb

    to warm by continued exposure to heat; to warm with genial heat

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bask

    bask, v.i. to lie in the warmth or sunshine. [Scand. badask, to bathe.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bask in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bask in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of bask in a Sentence

  1. Renae A. Sauter:

    The journey to move self love is often a quiet and long road. One without cheerleaders or confetti. Just you and your strong inner conviction to do things differently. There are both triumphs and failures on this road. And when you truly turn a corner you will bask in quiet victory, finally feeling the power you once thought was else where.

  2. Markos Moulitsas:

    It's perplexing to understand why the ones who were invited didn't come. I don't understand the strategy. The big winner here is Warren, the only top-tier candidate to show up, and she can bask in on the glory.

  3. Terrell Suggs:

    You’re naturally the villain when you go into an opponent’s stadium, anyway, you might as well not shy away from it. You might as well bask in it and enjoy it. I’m not supposed to be the opponent’s favorite player. You’re not supposed to like me. I don’t play for you. I represent Ravens Nation. I just enjoy it.

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