Basle


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Basle

 (bäl)
See Basel.

Basle

(bɑːl) or

Basel

n
1. (Placename) a canton of NW Switzerland, divided into the demicantons of Basle-Landschaft and Basle-Stadt. Pops.: 263 200 and 186 900 (2002 est). Areas: 427 sq km (165 sq miles) and 36 sq km (14 sq miles) respectively
2. (Placename) a city in NW Switzerland, capital of Basle canton, on the Rhine: oldest university in Switzerland. Pop: 165 000 (2002 est)
French name: Bâle

Ba•sel

(ˈbɑ zəl)

also Basle



n.
1. a city in NW Switzerland, on the Rhine River. 192,800.
2. a canton in N Switzerland, divided into two independent areas.
French, Bâle.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Basle - a city in northwestern SwitzerlandBasle - a city in northwestern Switzerland  
Schweiz, Suisse, Svizzera, Swiss Confederation, Switzerland - a landlocked federal republic in central Europe
Translations

Basle

[bɑːl] NBasilea f

Basle

[ˈbɑːl] nBâlebasmati rice [bəzˌmætiˈraɪs] nriz m basmati

Basle

nBasel nt

Basle

[bɑːl] nBasilea
References in classic literature ?
I recollect I awoke from this state for the first time at Basle, one evening; the bray of a donkey aroused me, a donkey in the town market.
When I was in Basle I saw a picture very much in that style--I should like to tell you about it; I will some time or other; it struck me very forcibly.
Oh, you shall tell us about the Basle picture another time; now we must have all about the execution," said Adelaida.
You know," Adelaida continued, "you owe us a description of the Basle picture; but first I wish to hear how you fell in love.
It is entitled THE LEGENDS OF THE RHINE FROM BASLE TO ROTTERDAM, by F.
Or perhaps I shall be told, too, that there was no such knight-errant as the valiant Lusitanian Juan de Merlo, who went to Burgundy and in the city of Arras fought with the famous lord of Charny, Mosen Pierres by name, and afterwards in the city of Basle with Mosen Enrique de Remesten, coming out of both encounters covered with fame and honour; or adventures and challenges achieved and delivered, also in Burgundy, by the valiant Spaniards Pedro Barba and Gutierre Quixada (of whose family I come in the direct male line), when they vanquished the sons of the Count of San Polo.
He is working now at one of the Basle mission-places near Attra.
Our neighbours, the Filmores, are come; Alfred will join us at Basle, and we shall all go together to Vienna, and back by Prague" .
At Basle we were joined by my brother Alfred, now a handsome, self- confident man of six-and-twenty--a thorough contrast to my fragile, nervous, ineffectual self.
In the meantime we shall treat ourselves to a couple of carpet-bags, encourage the manufactures of the countries through which we travel, and make our way at our leisure into Switzerland, via Luxembourg and Basle.
The Basle Committee on Banking Supervision (Basle Committee) issued on September 22, 1998, two papers entitled Enhancing Bank Transparency and Operational Risk Management as part of its ongoing work to improve risk-management standards in banks.
With the new division-wide and automated process, SMBC can more readily prepare to meet the requirements of the Basle II accord, the revamped international code of conduct for banks to disclose information and report credit risks.