basen

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See also: Basen, båsen, and báseň

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From base (adjective) +‎ -en.

Verb[edit]

basen (third-person singular simple present basens, present participle basening, simple past and past participle basened)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To make or become base (inferior or unworthy); to lower
    • 1897, Sir William Robertson Nicoll, James Macdonell, Journalist, page 186:
      If I had time I should write a long essay to show how much the political, and the ethical, and the theological teaching of the early Friends has basened that of modern England.
    • 1956, Carlin T. Kindilien, American poetry in the eighteen nineties:
      The Nation, self-immersed, sinks in the mires;
      It basens to a horde of the unjust.

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Asturian[edit]

Verb[edit]

basen

  1. third-person plural present indicative/subjunctive of basar

Catalan[edit]

Verb[edit]

basen

  1. third-person plural present indicative of basar

Dutch[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From English freebase. This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

basen

  1. (transitive, intransitive, slang) to inhale or insufflate (heated cocaine)
Inflection[edit]
Inflection of basen (weak)
infinitive basen
past singular basede
past participle gebased
infinitive basen
gerund basen n
present tense past tense
1st person singular base basede
2nd person sing. (jij) baset basede
2nd person sing. (u) baset basede
2nd person sing. (gij) baset basede
3rd person singular baset basede
plural basen baseden
subjunctive sing.1 base basede
subjunctive plur.1 basen baseden
imperative sing. base
imperative plur.1 baset
participles basend gebased
1) Archaic.

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbaːzə(n)/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: ba‧sen
  • Rhymes: -aːzən

Noun[edit]

basen

  1. Plural form of base

Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

basen

  1. Alternative form of basyn

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Noun[edit]

basen m

  1. definite singular of base

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Noun[edit]

basen m

  1. definite singular of base

Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pl

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French bassin, from Old French bacin, from Vulgar Latin *baccinus, *baccinum, probably from Gaulish.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

basen m inan (diminutive basenik)

  1. pool, swimming pool
    Synonym: pływalnia
  2. tank, basin (a collection point for liquids)
  3. basin (an area that drains into a larger body of water)
    Synonym: zlewisko
    Hypernym: akwen
    basen oceanicznyocean basin
    basen sedymentacyjnysedimentary basin
  4. (nautical) wet dock
    Synonym: basen portowy
    Hypernym: akwen
  5. basin, bedpan

Derived terms[edit]

adjective
noun

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Further reading[edit]

  • basen in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • basen in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

basen

  1. inflection of basar:
    1. third-person plural present subjunctive
    2. third-person plural imperative

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

basen

  1. definite singular of bas.

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Welsh[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

basen

  1. first/third-person plural conditional colloquial of bod

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
basen fasen masen unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.