noun (1)
bast·​ing | \ ˈbā-stiŋ How to pronounce basting (audio) \

Definition of basting

 (Entry 1 of 3)

1 : the action of a sewer who bastes
2a : the thread used in basting
b : the stitching made by basting


noun (2)

Definition of basting (Entry 2 of 3)

1 : the action of one that bastes food
2 : the liquid used in basting


noun (3)

Definition of basting (Entry 3 of 3)

: a severe beating

First Known Use of basting

Noun (1)

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

1530, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (3)

1599, in the meaning defined above

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“Basting.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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