a constituent republic of E central Russia, in the S Urals: established as the first Soviet autonomous republic in 1919; rich mineral resources. Capital: Ufa. Pop: 4 012 900 (2002). Area: 143 600 sq km (55 430 sq miles) Also called Bashkiria (bæʃˈkɪərɪə), (Russian) Bashkortostan (bæʃˈkɔːtɔˌstɑːn; baʃkɔrtɔˈstɑːn)
noun Marie, original name Marya Konstantinovna Bashkirtseva. 1858–84, Russian painter and diarist who wrote in French, noted esp for her Journal (1887) Historical Examples He understood her soul, though afterward cooled when he discovered the reality of the bashkirtseff legend. Egoists James Huneker But the bashkirtseff, with her voluptuous body and her attractive personality, is […]
(Basho Matsuo) 1644?–94, Japanese poet. noun (pl) basho a grand tournament in sumo wrestling noun full name Matsuo Basho, originally Matsuo Munefusa. 1644–94, Japanese poet and travel writer, noted esp for his haiku
noun another name for dancehall
basi- basi- or baso- pref. Base; lower part: basifacial. Chemical base; chemically basic: basophil.