Definition of bask. intransitive verb. 1 : to lie or relax in a pleasant warmth or atmosphere basking in the warmth of the sun. 2 : to take pleasure or derive enjoyment basked in the spotlight. transitive verb. obsolete : to warm by continued exposure to heat … basks at the fire his hairy strength …. — John Milton.
bask definition: 1. to lie or sit enjoying the warmth especially of the sun: 2. to lie or sit enjoying the warmth…. Learn more.
intr.v.basked, bask·ing, basks. 1. To expose oneself to pleasant warmth. 2. To take great pleasure or satisfaction: "an opportunity to bask in the genteel applause of the faithful"(Paul A. Witteman). [Middle English basken, to bathe oneself (in warm liquid), wallow, perhaps from Old Norse badhask, to bathe oneself: badha, to bathe(akin to Old English bæth, bath) + -sk, reflexive suffix(contraction of sik, third person sg. reflexive pronoun).]
Bask definition, to lie in or be exposed to a pleasant warmth: to bask in the sunshine. See more.
verb. [no object] 1 Lie exposed to warmth and light, typically from the sun, for relaxation and pleasure. ‘sprawled figures basking in the afternoon sun’. More example sentences. ‘the seals came ashore to breed and to bask’. ‘I basked for a while in the warmth, breathing deeply as my stresses drifted away.’.
British English: bask VERB / bɑːsk / If you bask in the sunshine, you lie somewhere sunny and enjoy the heat. All through the hot, still days of their holiday they basked in the sun.
bask. vb intr; usually foll by: in. 1 to lie in or be exposed to pleasant warmth, esp. that of the sun. 2 to flourish or feel secure under some benevolent influence or favourable condition. (C14: from Old Norse bathask to bathe) English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus.