Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To expose oneself to pleasant warmth.
  • intransitive verb To take great pleasure or satisfaction.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Bitter.
  • 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.
  • noun Emitted warmth; a genial radiation or suffusion.
  • Same as bash.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To warm by continued exposure to heat; to warm with genial heat.
  • intransitive verb To lie in warmth; to be exposed to genial heat.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To take great pleasure or satisfaction; to feel warmth or happiness. (This verb is usually followed by "in").

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

  • verb derive or receive pleasure from; get enjoyment from; take pleasure in
  • verb be exposed

Etymologies

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

[Middle English basken.]

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From Old Norse baðask ("to take a bath").

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