Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An often bright-green cotton or woolen material napped to imitate felt and used chiefly as a cover for gaming tables.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A coarse woolen stuff with a long nap; -- usually dyed in plain colors.
  • n. A thick woolen cloth used for coverings on card tables etc. Note that the covering of billiard and snooker tables is often referred to as the Green Baize but is actually a fine woolen cloth and not baize.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A coarse woolen stuff with a long nap; -- usually dyed in plain colors.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To cover or line with baize.
  • n. A coarse woolen stuff with a nap on one side, and dyed in plain colors, usually red or green.
  • n. Any article, as a table-cover, a curtain, etc., made of baize; specifically, in theaters, the plain curtain lowered at the end of a play.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a bright green fabric napped to resemble felt; used to cover gaming tables

Etymologies

French baies, from pl. of bai, bay-colored, from Latin badius.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French baies, feminine plural of adjective bai ("bay-colored") mistaken as a singular noun. (Wiktionary)

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  • Tod Moran and the green-baize table got me started on this journey (among some others)!! Howard Pease, thank you.

    March 12, 2008