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basics the things you need to know in order to do something.
basidiomycete any of the fungi, such as mushrooms, puffballs, and smuts, that bear spores on a club-shaped cell.
basil a type of aromatic herb of the mint family, used in cooking.
basilar of, pertaining to, or near the base of something, esp. of the skull.
basileus a ruler of the Eastern Roman Empire.
basilica a large, oblong building of ancient Rome with a series of semicircular apses at one end, used as a public meeting hall or church. [2 definitions]
basilisk in classical mythology, a lizard, serpent, or dragon with a deadly breath or glance. [2 definitions]
basin an open, shallow container used to hold liquids, used esp. for washing. [6 definitions]
basis the foundation or support on which other parts depend; base. [3 definitions]
basis point a unit equal to one hundredth of one percent, used in economics and finance to measure exchange rates, interest rates, and the like.
bask to lie in or expose oneself to soothing warmth or atmosphere. [3 definitions]
basket a container made of any of various materials such as wood strips, grass, fiber, or the like, usu. woven or laced together. [3 definitions]
basketball a game played by two teams of five players each, with points scored by shooting the ball through a raised metal hoop and net at the opponent's end of the court. [2 definitions]
basketry the craft or process of weaving or braiding to make baskets or the like. [2 definitions]
basket weave a weave in fabrics that gives an appearance similar to that of a woven basket.
basketwork objects or materials having the weave of, or made like, a basket.
basking shark any of several large plankton-eating sharks, often found floating near the ocean's surface.
basophil a tissue, substance, or cell, esp. a white blood cell, that readily takes on basic dyes.
Basque a member of a people who live in the western Pyrenees of Spain and France, or a descendant thereof. [3 definitions]
basque a tightfitting bodice of a woman's dress or other garment.
bas-relief sculpture in which the carved parts are raised only slightly from a flat background.