[bey-zuh l-duh n, baz-uh l-]


a town in S Essex, in SE England: designated as a model residential community after World War II. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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  • Basildon is quite as bad; he is as domestic as if he was a bachelor.

    An Ideal Husband

    Oscar Wilde

  • There is Basildon—and Hurley—and Pangbourne, with its roaring lasher.

    Madam How and Lady Why

    Charles Kingsley

  • Sure it was some such name as Basildon or Basildene -- the name of some fair spot, I trow, where she must once have lived.

    In the Days of Chivalry

    Evelyn Everett-Green

British Dictionary definitions for basildon



a town in SE England, in S Essex: designated a new town in 1955. Pop: 99 876 (2001)
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