basting

1
[ bey-sting ]
See synonyms for basting on Thesaurus.com
noun
  1. sewing with long, loose stitches to hold material in place until the final sewing.

  2. bastings, the stitches taken or the threads used.

Origin of basting

1
First recorded in 1515–25; baste1 + -ing1

Other definitions for basting (2 of 2)

basting2
[ bey-sting ]

noun
  1. the act of moistening food while cooking, especially with stock or pan juices.

  2. the liquid used in basting.

Origin of basting

2
First recorded in 1520–30; baste2 + -ing1

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use basting in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for basting

basting

/ (ˈbeɪstɪŋ) /


noun
  1. loose temporary stitches; tacking

  2. sewing with such stitches

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012