What does bask mean?

Definitions for bask
bæsk, bɑskbask

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word bask.

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").

  2. Etymology: From baðask.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Baskverb

    Etymology: backeren, Dut. Skinner.

    And stretched out all the chimney’s length,
    Basks at the fire his hairy strength. John Milton.

    He was basking himself in the gleam of the sun. Roger L'Estrange.

    ’Tis all thy business, business how to shun,
    To bask thy naked body in the sun. John Dryden, Persius.

  2. To Baskverb

    To lie in the warmth.

    About him, and above, and round the wood,
    The birds that haunt the borders of his flood;
    That bath’d within, or bask’d upon his side,
    To tuneful songs their narrow throats apply’d. Dryden.

    Unlock’d, in covers let her freely run,
    To range thy courts, and bask before the sun. Thomas Tickell.

    Some in the fields of purest æther play,
    And bask and whiten in the blaze of day. Alexander Pope.


  1. bask

    FK BASK (Serbian Cyrillic: ФК БАСК) is a football club from Savski Venac, Belgrade, Serbia. It is one of the oldest clubs in Serbia. The club currently competes in the Serbian League Belgrade (3rd tier). BASK are the initials of Beogradski akademski sportski klub.


  1. bask

    To bask means to revel in and make the most of something pleasant, desirable or beneficial. It also may include enjoying warmth or light, especially by lying or sitting facing it. Essentially, it means to take great pleasure or satisfaction from an experience or situation.

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. 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.

  2. Naomi Judd:

    To have all the incredible opportunities that I have had, being reminded of all that, just makes me very humbled and I just want to bask in the moment.

  3. 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.

  4. Jasmina Wiemann:

    Lizards and turtles sit in the sun and bask, and we may have to consider similar' behavioral' thermoregulation in ornithischians with exceptionally low metabolic rates. Cold-blooded dinosaurs also might have had to migrate to warmer climates during the cold season, and climate may have been a selective factor for where some of these dinosaurs could live.

  5. 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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