bace

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From dialectal English (compare Old Scots bais, base (to beat soundly)), probably of North Germanic origin, related to Swedish bas (a beating, flogging), Swedish basa (to beat, flog), Danish bask (a lash, blow), Danish baske (to beat, strike, flap). Cognate with Scots baiss (to beat, drub). More at bash, box.

Noun[edit]

bace (plural baces)

  1. (rare) A blow; a drubbing.

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

bace (plural baces)

  1. Obsolete form of base.

Adjective[edit]

bace (comparative more bace, superlative most bace)

  1. Obsolete form of base.

Verb[edit]

bace (third-person singular simple present baces, present participle bacing, simple past and past participle baced)

  1. Obsolete form of base.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.