Definition of Basting

1. Noun. A loose temporary sewing stitch to hold layers of fabric together.

Exact synonyms: Baste, Basting Stitch, Tacking
Generic synonyms: Embroidery Stitch, Sewing Stitch
Derivative terms: Baste



2. Noun. Moistening a roast as it is cooking.
Group relationships: Roasting
Generic synonyms: Dampening, Moistening

Definition of Basting

1. Noun. (1811) A (physical) beating. ¹

2. Verb. (present participle of baste) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Basting

1. the thread used by a baster [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Basting

bastile
bastiles
bastille
bastilles
bastillion
bastillions
bastinade
bastinaded
bastinades
bastinading
bastinado
bastinadoed
bastinadoes
bastinadoing
bastinados
basting (current term)
bastings
bastion
bastioned
bastions
bastirma
bastle
bastles
bastnaesite
bastnaesites
bastnasite
bastnasites
basto
baston
bastonade

Literary usage of Basting

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Clothing for Women; Selection, Design, Construction: A Practical Manual for by Laura Irene Baldt (1916)
"Even basting. Use: Holding two thicknesses of material, wool or silk, ... Guide basting. Seaming Running Stitch.—Use: Joining two pieces of cloth to form a ..."

2. Progressive Lessons in the Art and Practice of Needlework for Use in Schools by Catherine F. Johnson (1895)
"Ten threads below this line make a second line of basting in yellow worsted. Ten threads below make a third line of basting in blue worsted. n. Stitching. ..."

3. When Mother Lets Us Sew by Virginia Ralston (1910)
"basting STITCH basting is a long stitch used to hold the material or seam in place until it is ... Make the basting stitch an inch below the running stitch, ..."

4. Scientific Sewing and Garment Cutting: For Use in Schools and in the Home by Louise M. Heller, Antoinette Prudence [Van Hoesen] Wakeman, Warshaw Collection of Business Americana (1898)
"basting. The first stitch of this system of sewing is the basting stitch. It is begun eight threads ... There are three lines of this basting across the ..."

5. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics by The American College of Surgeons, Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation (1912)
"Anastomosis with continuous suture outside basting stitches. Upper stomach stump to be closed and basting stitches then withdrawn. but began to notice ..."

6. "Brief Lives" by John Aubrey, Andrew Clark (1898)
"I remember many in gentlemen's halls before the civill wars (for then the soldiers converted them into carbines). The stock was like a wooden basting-ladle, ..."

7. Dressmaking: A Manual for Schools and Colleges by Jane Fales (1917)
"In basting for fitting: (a-) The thread should be well fastened in the ... If the waist does not need fitting and the basting merely serves to keep the ..."

8. Elementary Home Economics: First Lessons in Sewing and Textiles, Foods and by Mary Lockwood Matthews (1921)
"basting: This is used to hold material in place and to serve as a guide when sewing. basting must be done THREE TYPES OF basting in such a way that the ..."

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