- a city in and the capital of Basel-Stadt, in NW Switzerland, on the Rhine River.
- a canton in N Switzerland, divided into two independent areas.
- a demicanton in N Switzerland: virtually coextensive with the city of Basel. 14 sq. mi. (36 sq. km). Capital: Basel.
Examples from the Web for basel
In 2010, alongside PAPER Magazine, FWY and Pharrell created Rainbow City at Art Basel Miami Beach.New York City’s New Mystery Art Piece
September 22, 2014
It was the first major event of Art Basel Miami Beach, a grand Super Bowl of culture held every December in Miami.Have We Hit Marina Abramovic Overload?
December 5, 2013
I buy most of my books in a shop called Books in Basel in Basel Street.Literary City: Etgar Keret’s Tel Aviv
September 6, 2013
During Art Basel and Design Miami in Switzerland last June, I had lunch with Craig Robbins, the founder of Design Miami.Kanye, Jay Z, and Lady Gaga Love the Art World, and the Art World Loves Them
Simon de Pury
August 2, 2013
The Daily Pic: In Basel, Marijke van Warmerdam's cherries sell themselves.If Vermeer Hit Madison Ave.
June 13, 2013
Occasionally, too, he drew for other Basel printers; but not often.
These oil paintings, and the drawings for them, are now in the Basel Museum.
As already stated, his wife survived him by six years, dying at Basel in 1549.
Basel, for all her differences with him, buried Erasmus with great honours.
But he had now formed ties which were too powerful to yield to Basel's.
- a variant spelling of Basle
Word Origin and History for basel
city in northwestern Switzerland, founded 44 C.E. as Robur (from Latin roburetum "oak grove"); renamed 374 as Basilia (from Greek basilea "royal") when it became the "royal" fortress of Valentinian I.