- 1Lie exposed to warmth and light, typically from the sun, for relaxation and pleasure: sprawled figures basking in the afternoon sun the seals came ashore to breed and to baskMore example sentences
- I basked for a while in the warmth, breathing deeply as my stresses drifted away.
- Geneva was not planning to do anything, just bask under the glory of the sun.
- Finally, butterflies like some flat stones for basking or sunbathing to gather warmth for powering their wings.
- 1.1 (bask in) Revel in and make the most of (something pleasing): he went on basking in the glory of his first bookMore example sentences
- He positively basks in this news, delighted at the thought.
- This two-hour show offers a venue for jazz lovers to bask in the appreciation of the music.
- Even as he basks in the glory of his school's achievement, he nurses a grudge.
late Middle English (originally in the sense 'bathe'): perhaps related to Old Norse batha 'bathe'.