Simple Definition of bask
: to lie or relax happily in a bright and warm place
: to enjoy the attention and good feelings expressed by others
Full Definition of bask
1 : to lie or relax in a pleasant warmth or atmosphere
2 : to take pleasure or derive enjoyment <basked in the spotlight>
obsolete : to warm by continued exposure to heat
Examples of bask
We sat basking in the sun.
Tourists were basking on the beaches.
He stood before the audience, basking in their applause.
Origin of bask
Middle English, probably from Old Norse bathask, reflexive of batha to bathe; akin to Old English bæth bath
First Known Use: 14th century
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