Definition of basque:
- A part of a lady's dress, resembling a jacket with a short skirt; - probably so called because this fashion of dress came from the Basques.
- One of a race, of unknown origin, inhabiting a region on the Bay of Biscay in Spain and France.
- Pertaining to Biscay, its people, or their language.
- The language spoken by the people.
allophone, Asiatic, Belgian, Anglo-Saxon, Anglo, African-Caribbean, Aboriginal, Asian, Afrikaner, Aborigine, Australian, Afghanistani, Afro-Caribbean, Afghan, Canadian, Arab, Arabism, African, British, American, Alaska Native.
Here and there, one perceived them in the distance, indistinct in the twilight, the Basque houses, very distant from one another, dots white or grayish, now in the depth of some gorge steeped in darkness, then on some ledge of the mountains with summits lost in the obscure sky.- "Ramuntcho", Pierre Loti.
In a few moments Isabelle came down, attired in a superb riding habit, which consisted of a dark blue velvet basque, richly braided with silver, over a long, ample skirt of silver- gray satin, and her broad hat of white felt, like a cavalier's, was trimmed with a floating, dark blue feather.- "Captain Fracasse", Theophile Gautier.
- "The Bible in Spain", George Borrow.