a town in S Essex, in SE England: designated as a model residential community after World War II.
In Sydney it was across the Harbor, in London it was outside the city in Basildon or Slough.
Speed Reading Michael Lewis’s ‘Flash Boys’ William O’Connor March 30, 2014
Basildon is quite as bad; he is as domestic as if he was a bachelor.
An Ideal Husband Oscar Wilde
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
There is Basildon—and Hurley—and Pangbourne, with its roaring lasher.
Madam How and Lady Why Charles Kingsley
a town in SE England, in S Essex: designated a new town in 1955. Pop: 99 876 (2001)
basilemma basilemma ba·si·lem·ma (bā’sə-lěm’ə) n. See basement membrane.
- Basilic vein
a large vein on the inner side of the arm. Historical Examples Some hardness could here be felt in the course of the basilic vein. On the origin of inflammation of the veins Henry Lee noun a large vein situated on the inner side of the arm basilic vein ba·sil·ic vein (bə-sĭl’ĭk) n. A vein […]
kingly; royal. Also, basilican, basilical. of, relating to, or like a basilica. basilic (def 2).
an early Christian or medieval church of the type built especially in Italy, characterized by a plan including a nave, two or four side aisles, a semicircular apse, a narthex, and often other features, as a short transept, a number of small semicircular apses terminating the aisles, or an atrium. The interior is characterized by […]