The city of Basel, Bâle, at night.
Basel definition by Webster's New World
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- city in NW Switzerland, on the Rhine: pop. 180,000
- canton of NW Switzerland: c. 180 sq mi (466 sq km); pop. 424,000: divided into two politically independent half-cantons
Basel definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A city of northern Switzerland on the Rhine River. It is one of the oldest intellectual centers in Europe. Population: 163,000.