- to sew with long, loose stitches, as in temporarily tacking together pieces of a garment while it is being made.
Origin of baste1
- to moisten (meat or other food) while cooking, with drippings, butter, etc.
- liquid used to moisten and flavor food during cooking: a baste of sherry and pan juices.
Origin of baste2
- to beat with a stick; thrash; cudgel.
- to denounce or scold vigorously: an editorial basting the candidate for irresponsible statements.
Origin of baste3
Examples from the Web for basted
Nothing of all they have is sewn on; everything is basted or pinned.The Nabob, Volume 1 (of 2)
The bias strip should be basted on and sewn with a running-stitch.
The basted hems should then be sewed with the hemming-stitch.
The patch and the cloth should be basted together and hemmed.
The hem should be basted and stitched with the hemming-stitch.
- (tr) to sew with loose temporary stitches
- to moisten (meat) during cooking with hot fat and the juices produced
- (tr) to beat thoroughly; thrash
Word Origin and History for basted
"sew together loosely," c.1400, from Old French bastir "build, construct, sew up (a garment), baste, make, prepare, arrange" (12c., Modern French bâtir "to build"), probably from a Germanic source, from Proto-Germanic *bastjan "join together with bast" (cf. Old High German besten; see bast).
"to soak in gravy, moisten," late 14c., of unknown origin, possibly from Old French basser "to moisten, soak," from bassin "basin" (see basin). Related: Basted; basting.