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Basque

 (băsk)
n.
1. A member of a people of unknown origin inhabiting the western Pyrenees and the Bay of Biscay in France and Spain.
2. The language of the Basques, of no known linguistic affiliation.

[French, probably from Latin Vascō, perhaps from Varscunes, Vascunes, ethnonym of the Pyrenees region in antiquity.]

Basque adj.

basque

 (băsk)
n.
A woman's close-fitting bodice.

[French, skirt of a garment, alteration (perhaps influenced by Basque, Basque) of Old French baste, from Italian basta, tuck, possibly of Germanic origin.]

basque

(bæsk; bɑːsk)
n
1. (Clothing & Fashion) a short extension below the waist to the bodice of a woman's jacket, etc
2. (Clothing & Fashion) a tight-fitting bodice for women
[C19: perhaps from Basque]

Basque

(bæsk; bɑːsk)
n
1. (Peoples) a member of a people of unknown origin living around the W Pyrenees in France and Spain
2. (Languages) the language of this people, of no known relationship with any other language
adj
3. (Languages) relating to, denoting, or characteristic of this people or their language
4. (Peoples) relating to, denoting, or characteristic of this people or their language
[C19: from French, from Latin Vascō a Basque]

Basque

(bæsk)

n.
1. a member of a people living in the W Pyrenees and adjacent Atlantic coastal areas of N Spain and SW France.
2. the language of the Basques, not of close affinity with any other language.
3. (l.c.) a close-fitting bodice.

basque

A tight-fitting bodice worn by women.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Basque - a member of a people of unknown origin living in the western Pyrenees in France and Spain
France, French Republic - a republic in western Europe; the largest country wholly in Europe
Espana, Kingdom of Spain, Spain - a parliamentary monarchy in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula; a former colonial power
European - a native or inhabitant of Europe
2.Basque - the language of the Basque people; of no known relation to any other language
natural language, tongue - a human written or spoken language used by a community; opposed to e.g. a computer language
Translations
Baskbaskickýbaskičtina
baskerbaskisk
eŭskaeŭska lingvoeŭsklingvaeŭskovaska
baskibaskilainenbaskinkielinen
baskijskibaskijski jezikBaskBaskijacBaskijka
baszk
Baskneska
バスク人バスク地方のバスク語
바스크 사람바스크어바스크의
basks
BaskBaskischBaskische
bascălimba bască
baskovščina
baskbaskiskabaskisk
เกี่ยวกับชาวบาสค์ชาวบาสค์ภาษาบาสค์
người Basquethuộc người/tiếng Basquetiếng Basque

Basque

[bæsk]
A. ADJvasco
B. N
1. (= person) → vasco/a m/f
2. (Ling) → euskera m, vascuence m
C. CPD the Basque Country Nel País Vasco, Euskadi f
the Basque Provinces NPLlas Vascongadas

Basque

[ˈbæsk]
adjbasque
n
(= person) → Basque mf
(= language) → basque m

Basque

n
(= person)Baske m, → Baskin f
(= language)Baskisch nt
adjbaskisch

basque

nBustier nt

Basque

[bæsk]
1. adjbasco/a
2. n (person) → basco/a; (language) → basco

basque

اللُّغَةُ الباسْكِيَّة, بَاسْكيّ, بَاسْكِيّ Bask, baskický, baskičtina basker, baskisk Baske, Baskisch Βασκικά, βασκικός, Βάσκος vasco baski, baskilainen basque Baskijac, baskijski basco バスク人, バスク地方の, バスク語 바스크 사람, 바스크어, 바스크의 Bask, Baskisch basker, baskisk Bask, baskijski, język baskijski basco баск, баскский, баскский язык bask, baskisk, baskiska เกี่ยวกับชาวบาสค์, ชาวบาสค์, ภาษาบาสค์ Bask, Bask dili, Basklı người Basque, thuộc người/tiếng Basque, tiếng Basque 巴斯克人, 巴斯克的, 巴斯克语
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For she was a Carlist, and of Basque blood at that, with something of a lioness in the expression of her courageous face (especially when she let her hair down), and with the volatile little soul of a sparrow dressed in fine Parisian feathers, which had the trick of coming off disconcertingly at unexpected moments.
She was a mere adjunct in the twilight life of her aunt, a Frenchwoman, and her uncle, the orange merchant, a Basque peasant, to whom her other uncle, the great man of the family, the priest of some parish in the hills near Tolosa, had sent her up at the age of thirteen or thereabouts for safe keeping.
All these Basques have been ennobled by Don Sanche II," said Captain Blunt moodily.
All around her, all glances were riveted, all mouths open; and, in fact, when she danced thus, to the humming of the Basque tambourine, which her two pure, rounded arms raised above her head, slender, frail and vivacious as a wasp, with her corsage of gold without a fold, her variegated gown puffing out, her bare shoulders, her delicate limbs, which her petticoat revealed at times, her black hair, her eyes of flame, she was a supernatural creature.
At that moment two men passed, in brown velveteens, enormous trousers, and basque caps.
Then came archers of the guard, shrill-voiced women of the camp, English pages with their fair skins and blue wondering eyes, dark-robed friars, lounging men-at-arms, swarthy loud-tongued Gascon serving-men, seamen from the river, rude peasants of the Medoc, and becloaked and befeathered squires of the court, all jostling and pushing in an ever-changing, many-colored stream, while English, French, Welsh, Basque, and the varied dialects of Gascony and Guienne filled the air with their babel.
He had a long white beard and white hair, on which he wore a flat Basque cap.
But there weren't any black things in the last missionary barrel, only a lady's velvet basque which Deacon Carr's wife said wasn't suitable for me at all; besides, it had white spots--worn, you know--on both elbows, and some other places.
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IN 1937 children from the Basque region were evacuated to the UK to escape the Spanish Civil War.
SIR - It was interesting to read Martin Shipton's analysis of the success of the Basque Country, which is in such marked contrast to other parts of the Spanish state (Western Mail, June 27).
Demonstrators, many draped in red, white and green Basque flags, raised their linked hands in the air along country roads and through towns in the Basque region as a helicopter flew over.