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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.
bass1 the part of music designated for the voice or instrument in the lowest range of pitch, or musical tones produced in the low range. [5 definitions]
bass2 any of several freshwater or saltwater food fishes with spiny fins.
bass3 a deciduous tree of softwood, which is grown for ornamental purposes or as a shade tree; basswood; linden.
bass clef a sign on the fourth line of a musical staff, locating F below middle C; F clef.
bass drum a large double-headed cylindrical drum that produces a low, reverberating sound.
basset1 a kind of hound sometimes used in hunting that has long drooping ears, a long body, and short legs.