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Definition of the noun bast

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noun - plural:

  • bast: basts
  • Bast: -

  1. strong woody fibers obtained especially from the phloem of from various plants
  2. (botany) tissue that conducts synthesized food substances (e.g., from leaves) to parts where needed; consists primarily of sieve tubes
    • domain: botany / phytology
    • lexical domain: Plants - nouns denoting plants
    • synonym of bast: phloem
    • more generic term: vascular tissue = tissue that conducts water and nutrients through the plant body in higher plants
    • part: sieve tube = tube formed by cells joined end-to-end through which nutrients flow in flowering plants and brown algae
  3. cat- or lion-headed Egyptian goddess; represents life-giving power of the sun
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • instance of: Egyptian deity = a deity worshipped by the ancient Egyptians

Alternative definition of the noun bast


  1. Fibre made from the phloem of certain plants and used for matting and cord.


Bast a.k.a. Bašť is a village in the Prague-East District, Central Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic. On the date July 3, 2006 it has 682 inhabitants. First written notice about village is from year 1088. It is a member of Mikroregion Povodí Mratínského potoka.


Bast is a musical group.


  1. Bast is a fictional character from The Name of the Wind.
  2. Bast is a fictional character appearing in the Marvel Comics universe, based loosely on the Bast of Egyptian mythology.

There are other characters with in their name, like Léonard Bast.


"Bast" a.k.a. "Bäst" is a music compilation album of Olle Ljungström.


  1. Bast a.k.a. Bastet was a goddess in ancient Egyptian religion, worshiped as early as the Second Dynasty. As Bast, she was the goddess of warfare in Lower Egypt, the Nile River delta region, before the unification of the cultures of ancient Egypt. Her name is also spelled Baast, Ubaste, and Baset.
  2. Bast are the strong fibers in the phloem of a number of dicotyledonous plants, in particular jute, hemp, flax, ramie, kenaf, roselle hemp, etc. They support the conductive cells of the phloem and provide strength to the stem. The bast of some plants are commercially important fiber crops. Bast fibers are often called skin fibers, since the fiber is extracted from the "skin" of the plant.

Phrases with Bast

  1. bast fiber
  2. cuban bast

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Google previewEmerald Sea (2004)

by John Ringo

"Bast is an elf," Bast said, then raised a hand to forestall comment on the apparent non sequitur. "Everyone seems to think that elves are human. Not. Elves were constructed from ground up. No haphazard evolution for us. Look, somewhat ...

Google previewIndia Rubber World (1920)

B"' BAST is the most wide-spread and injurious plague of plantation rubber in the Far East, and is therefore being...

Google previewRubber World (1919)

by John Robertson Dunlap, Henry Clemens Pearson (1858-1936, ed)

Row N BAST is the most wide-spread and injurious plague of B plantation rubber in the Far East, and is therefore...

Google previewJournal of the Gypsy Lore Society (1891)

by Gypsy Lore Society

Bast is the name given to " the dance of the stars " by some Berbers, and evidently points to that ancient Libyan goddess whom the Egyptians borrowed — Bast, the goddess of dancing. Hadji Omar Ait bu Gerar of Massa, district of Bu Amaran, ...

Google previewFossil Plants (2011)

A Text-Book for Students of Botany and Geology by A. C. Seward

In the Cupres- sineae the regular alternation of tangential rows of hard and soft bast is a characteristic feature, while in the Abietineae the phloem consists of sieve-tubes and parenchyma with a few scattered stone-cells. The absence of ...

Google previewMeditations on Divine Names (2012)

by Maja Trochimczyk

NOTE: Bast is the ancient Egyptian goddess of cats, sun,. 139 Odarka Polanskyj Stockert ...

Google previewDark Enchantment (2011)

by Anya Bast

Anya Bast. GLOSSARY Teaser chapter DRAGON BOUND ANYA BAST “Anya Bast is a professional at writing stories that keep.

Google previewBiological Responses in Cancer (2013)

Progress toward Potential Applications by Enrico Mihich

Bast is a Scholar and Dr. Ritz a Special Fellow of the Leukemia Society of America, Inc. Some of the work described in this review was funded by NCI Grant 1 RO1-CA 28740. REFERENCES Appelbaum, F. R., Fefer, A., Cheever, M. A., ...

Google previewIran in the 20th Century (2009)

Historiography and Political Culture by Touraj Atabaki

Oliver Bast is a Senior Lecturer in Persian and Modern Middle Eastern History at the University of Manchester.

Google previewDictionary of Iran: A Shorter Encyclopedia (2015)

by D. L. Bradley

(BAST) into, bar, stop, assess, obstruct, or freeze, referring to the idea of sanctuary. In Iran the primary place of sanctuary is the home which is considered a place of refuge from a hostile world, with the tea/coffee house ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Ancient Deities (2013)

by Charles Russell Coulter, Patricia Turner

see Bast. Basileus (Greek)®The King. ̄ An epithet ofZeus.

Google previewEncyclopaedia of the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine in Non-Western Cultures (2008)

by Helaine Selin

the bast fiber of Hibiscus Ethnobotany in the Pacific. Fig. 23 Outrigger canoes used in the tourism industry. tiliaceus (Fig. 25), and the leaves of the pandanus. These three materials are also used for straining coconut cream, kava , and ...

Google previewChambers's Encyclopaedia (1896)

A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge

Bast, or Phlceum ( formerly often called Liber, Inner Bark, or Endophlatum ; see Bark ), is a term applied by botanists to distinguish that portion of the fibro- vascular bundle which is characterised by the presence of sieve-tubes, from the woody ...

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The value of this 4-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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