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
If it was a good decision then I’ll high 5 myself in bask in an adulation of my own making. lol
It was made in a plain "bask" with buttons down the front, and a plain, full skirt, over which she wore a white, starched apron, with a row of insertion and a flounce of crocheted lace.
Neither does Bragg "bask" in the celebrity style of which he is anonymously accused.
"I never got too euphoric for the great ratings or too low on the bad numbers because when there is no season and one is doing live TV 51 weeks a year there is simply no time to" bask "in any glory or to feel sorry for one's self when the ratings aren't what one wants."
When Senate Democrats 'bask' in their 'success' on this bill, all of us should know the feeling of that screw as it enters our hearts and our wallets.
So Spurrier had plenty of reason to bask in one of the biggest victories of his illustrious career.
Many Repubs and Tea Partyers bask in their issue-free campaigns, betting that the distemper of the electorate will carry them through.
Elisabeth Vincentelli of the New York Post said, The whole point here is the leads, and they bask in the spotlight without ever appearing to hog it.
She wanted long stretches of solitude, where she could bask, uninterrupted, in her thoughts and in her work, in her own special place.
Sometimes, when home for a long weekend, I would overhear one of my parents saying, "I love you girl," causing me to momentarily bask in their uncharacteristically spontaneous expression of love.