Bask Definition

basked, basking, basks
basked, basking, basks
To expose oneself to pleasant warmth.
American Heritage
To warm oneself pleasantly, as in the sunlight.
Webster's New World
To expose to warmth.
Webster's New World
To take great pleasure or satisfaction.
American Heritage
To enjoy a warm or pleasant feeling from being in a certain environment or situation.
To bask in someone's favor.
Webster's New World

Origin of Bask

  • From Old Norse baðask (“to take a bath; literally to bathe oneself, with the suffix -sk representing Old Norse sik (oneself)”).

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English basken

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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