from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To expose oneself to pleasant warmth.
- intransitive v. To take great pleasure or satisfaction: "an opportunity to bask in the genteel applause of the faithful” ( Paul A. Witteman).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To take great pleasure or satisfaction; to feel warmth or happiness. (This verb is usually followed by "in").
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To lie in warmth; to be exposed to genial heat.
- transitive v. To warm by continued exposure to heat; to warm with genial heat.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To bathe, especially in warm water (and hence in blood, etc.).
- To lie in or be exposed to a pleasant warmth; luxuriate in the genial heat or rays of anything: as, to bask in the sunshine.
- Figuratively, to be at ease and thriving under benign or gratifying influences: as, to bask in the favor of a king or of one's lady-love.
- To expose to genial warmth; suffuse with agreeable heat.
- n. Emitted warmth; a genial radiation or suffusion.
- Same as bash.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. derive or receive pleasure from; get enjoyment from; take pleasure in
- v. be exposed
Middle English basken.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old Norse baðask ("to take a bath"). (Wiktionary)