verb (used with or without object)

  1. to bask or warm in the sunshine or before a fireplace, stove, or bonfire.
  2. (of wood) to season by exposure to heat.


  1. Obsolete. the act of basking or warming by a fire.

“to bask in the warmth” of something, early 13c., a northern and Scottish word of unknown origin; perhaps ultimately connected to bake (v.).

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