the state or condition of being a bastard; illegitimacy.
the act of begetting a bastard.
(archaic) the condition of being a bastard; illegitimacy
early 14c., “condition of illegitimacy,” from Anglo-French and Old French bastardie, from bastard (see bastard). As “begetting of bastards, fornication” from 1570s.
- Bastel house
(on the Anglo-Scottish border) a partly fortified house, usually with a vaulted ground floor.
a person or thing that bastes. a person who bastes meat or other food. a large glass, plastic, or metal tube with a rubber bulb at one end and a small opening at the other, to be filled with butter, drippings, etc., for basting food as it is cooking. Historical Examples The length of each […]
to sew with long, loose stitches, as in temporarily tacking together pieces of a garment while it is being made. 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. to beat with a stick; thrash; cudgel. […]
a seaport on the NE coast of Corsica: the former capital of Corsica. Historical Examples We brewed our own tea in a bran-new coffee-pot, purchased for that purpose at Bastia. Rambles in the Islands of Corsica and Sardinia Thomas Forester There’s a little woman who sells cigars on the jetty at Bastia. Columba Prosper Merimee […]