basking 1742, prp. adj. from BASK (Cf. bask) (q.v.). Basking shark is recorded from 1769.

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  • Basking — Bask Bask (b[.a]sk), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Basked} (b[.a]skt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Basking}.] [OScand. ba[eth]ask to bathe one s self, or perh. bakask to bake one s self, sk being reflexive. See {Bath}, n., {Bake}, v. t.] To lie in warmth; to be… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • basking — lying near the surface, usually with the dorsal and caudal fins exposed …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • basking — bɑːsk v. expose oneself to sunlight; soak up warmth or pleasant atmosphere; tan in sun …   English contemporary dictionary

  • BASKING — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Basking shark — Temporal range: Early Oligocene–Present[1] …   Wikipedia

  • Basking Ridge — ist eine Stadt in Zentral New Jersey. Basking Ridge liegt im Bernards Township und in den Somerset Hills im Somerset County. Basking Ridge liegt im ZIP Code Area 07920. Basking Ridge besteht aus den Ortsteilen Liberty Corner, inklusive The Hills… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Basking in reflected glory — (englisch, kurz BIRG, deutsch sinngemäß: sich im Erfolg eines Anderen sonnen) ist ein sozialpsychologisches Phänomen. Es beschreibt die individuelle Tendenz, sich durch sozialen Vergleich mit den Erfolgen von Anderen zu assoziieren (siehe… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Basking in Reflected Glory — (BIRGing) is a self serving cognition whereby an individual associates himself with successful other such that another’s success becomes their own. [Aronson, W. A. (2007). Social Psychology 6th Edition. New Jersey: Pearson Education, Inc.] One of …   Wikipedia

  • Basking shark — Bask ing shark (Zo[ o]l.) One of the largest species of sharks ({Cetorhinus maximus}), so called from its habit of basking in the sun; the {liver shark}, or {bone shark}. It inhabits the northern seas of Europe and America, and grows to a length… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • basking shark — ► NOUN ▪ a large shark which feeds on plankton and typically swims slowly close to the surface …   English terms dictionary

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