noun bas·tide \(ˈ)ba-¦stēd\

Definition of bastide



  1. 1 :  a village or town in medieval France built especially for defense and usually laid out according to a definite geometric plan

  2. 2 :  a small country house in the south of France

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Origin and Etymology of bastide

Middle French, from Old Provençal bastida — more at bastille

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a brief usually trivial fact

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