verb (used with object), baized, baiz·ing.
- baja california,
- baja california norte,
- baja california sur,
Origin of baize
Examples from the Web for baize
She hurried the child through the baize door into the front hall, and pointed out a room that was close to the foot of the stairs.The Youngest Girl in the School|Evelyn Sharp
She reached the baize door, opened it, and soon found herself in the old nursery.Red Rose and Tiger Lily|L. T. Meade
Peggy trod light, the baize door swung quietly, Beaufort's attention had been much preoccupied.The Intrusions of Peggy|Anthony Hope
Stains may be removed from panels by rubbing them with sweet oil on baize.Mrs. Hale's Receipts for the Million|Sarah Josepha Hale
These industries afterwards declined, and in the beginning of the 19th century the baize manufacture was altogether given up.
Word Origin for baize
coarse woolen fabric, 1570s, bayse, from French baies, fem. plural of adjective bai "bay-colored," from Latin badius "chestnut-colored" (see bay (n.4)). Thus probably so called for its original color. French plural taken as a singular in English.