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Definitions of bass

  1. having or denoting a low vocal or instrumental range; " a deep voice"; " a bass voice is lower than a baritone voice"; " a bass clarinet"
  2. nontechnical name for any of numerous edible marine and freshwater spiny- finned fishes
  3. the member with the lowest range of a family of musical instruments
  4. the lowest part of the musical range
  5. the lowest adult male singing voice
  6. the lowest part in polyphonic music
  7. any of various North American freshwater fish with lean flesh ( especially of the genus Micropterus)
  8. the lean flesh of a saltwater fish of the family Serranidae
  9. an adult male singer with the lowest voice
  10. of Bass
  11. An edible, spiny- finned fish, esp. of the genera Roccus, Labrax, and related genera. There are many species.
  12. The two American fresh- water species of black bass ( genus Micropterus). See Black bass.
  13. Species of Serranus, the sea bass and rock bass. See Sea bass.
  14. The southern, red, or channel bass ( Sciaena ocellata). See Redfish.
  15. The linden or lime tree, sometimes wrongly called whitewood; also, its bark, which is used for making mats. See Bast.
  16. A hassock or thick mat.
  17. A bass, or deep, sound or tone.
  18. The lowest part in a musical composition.
  19. One who sings, or the instrument which plays, bass.
  20. Deep or grave in tone.
  21. To sound in a deep tone.
  22. Common name for fish belonging to the order Perciformes and occurring in three different families.
  23. The name of various fishes of the perch family; the American lime- tree; matting made from its bark.
  24. Low in tone; deep; grave.
  25. The lowest part in the harmony of a musical composition; the lowest male voice; one who sings the lowest male part. Also, base.
  26. The low or grave part in music.
  27. Low, deep, grave.
  28. Same as BAST ( which see).
  29. A species of fish; a tree, and its pliable bark.
  30. The lowest part in music.
  31. Low in tone or compass.
  32. A food- fish.
  33. The lowest tones of the male voice or of an instrument.
  34. Same as BASSWOOD.
  35. Low in value, or worth, or origin, or station, or spirit; worthless; mean; deep- toned, grave, commonly written bass.
  36. The foundation on which a thing stands or rests, as, the base of a pillar; the broad part of anything, as the bottom of a cone; the place from which racers or tilters start; an old game, still extant; the lowest side of a figure on which it is supposed to stand; a fortified line from which the operations of an army proceed; that with which an acid unites to form a salt; the lowest or gravest part, whether vocal or instrumental.
  37. To found; to lay the base or foundation of; to set or place.
  38. A perch of several species; the American linden- tree, called also bass- wood; the inner bark of this tree; matting made of it.
  39. The lowest part in the harmony of a musical composition.
  40. A bitter ale, so called from the brewer.
  41. To take the bass part. See Base.
  42. The lowest part in a harmonised musical composition.
  43. A mat made of bast; a door- mat.
  44. A name given to several species of the perch.
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Quotes of bass

  1. I just like to catch fish, I don't care if it weighs half a pound or 10 pounds. But I can't do a lot of casting. I can work a jig or a worm. But not for long, especially if the big ones are biting. Those big bass will make it hurt after a while. – Terry Bradshaw
  2. I was training to be a lawyer... I was president of the law society at Glasgow University, and my bass guitarist was my secretary of my law society; the lead guitarist and writer worked at the law firm that I worked. – Gerard Butler
  3. There are a lot of people who can do it on the guitar and sing at the same time, but I think what is harder is bass players that can play the bass and sing. – Graham Coxon
  4. I could tell it was a popular move as a writer to walk down the bass lines while you were writing a song. – Gavin DeGraw
  5. It wasn't until after private lessons and learning bass lines that I even noticed bass in the music I was listening to at that age. My ears were blown wide open. – Trevor Dunn
  6. I wonder if I could make an electric bass – Leo Fender
  7. I just think that playing bass like punk rock bass with a pick, wasn't meant to be done for 25 years. – Kim Gordon
  8. I'm always interested in mixing technology and music. You know, maybe I'll have a MIDI bass pickup at some point, I don't really think that's the direction I would want to go. – Mike Gordon
  9. I had different bands. I played with the Acoustic Warriors for the most part, without girl singers. It was the same kind of sound, acoustic guitar, bass with violin and sometimes accordion, and the guys would sing, that kind of thing. – Dan Hicks
  10. I ended up gettin' a little Gibson amp and a bass because of Gene Simmons of Kiss. Myself and three other kids would pretend to be Kiss- I liked Gene the best. – Jason Newsted
  11. A bass should sound like a bass with the thump of the finger against the wood, like it began with stand up. – Suzi Quatro
  12. But people are now realising why I was playing bass with Hendrix. – Noel Redding
  13. Now they have banging guitar and no bass and call it rock, but that's not what I call rock. – Little Richard
  14. At the time, I didn't know that bass would not be enough for me. I'm not a bass player because bass is always a background instrument even to this very day. – Eberhard Weber
  15. The press is like a big bass you just stick a hook in their mouth and they'll take it. – James Woods

Usage examples for bass

  1. Then a deep bass voice called out, " Ha! – Sidonia The Sorceress V1 by William Mienhold
  2. Don't frighten my bass from coming up to take a look at me. – The High School Boys' Fishing Trip by H. Irving Hancock
  3. We may take it then that our name Pass is only another form of Bass both names being also found at present in Germany. – Surnames as a Science by Robert Ferguson
  4. " F- folks told me to be careful- to be careful," said Mr. Bass – Coniston, Book I. by Winston Churchill
  5. You see I shouldn't a- hurried so only I sung bass in the choir and I doubt if I could have convinced him that I was working in the interests of Science and Truth. – Humorous Ghost Stories by Dorothy Scarborough
  6. She hated the fat double chin of the bass – The Breaking Point by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  7. A nickel up on each black bass and not one red cent on the placid lake and the radiant sky! – See America First by Orville O. Hiestand
  8. And a bass sir? – The High School Boys' Fishing Trip by H. Irving Hancock
  9. Jethro Bass after all, was- Jethro Bass – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  10. He had not lost anything as he had joined a church choir and sang bass – Sixty Years of California Song by Margaret Blake-Alverson
  11. " I wish they'd pour a glass of Bass into it instead," thought Chumbley. – One Maid's Mischief by George Manville Fenn
  12. But Jethro Bass did not wait. – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  13. So every Friday, after midnight, respectable householders, sleeping on either side of the White House, were wakened by the sudden opening of her door, by shrill " Good nights" called out from the threshold and answered by bass voices up the street, by the shutting of the door and the shriek of the bolt as it slid to. – Mr. Waddington of Wyck by May Sinclair
  14. At one moment he spoke in the deepest bass and the next in the highest tenor, these different tones sometimes succeeding each other with a rapidity which was singularly disconcerting, and which strangers found so perplexing that it was with difficulty they could believe two different persons were not addressing them in such varied notes. – The Letter-Bag of Lady Elizabeth Spencer-Stanhope v. I. by A. M. W. Stirling (compiler)
  15. This day I sent my brother Tom, at his request, my father's old Bass Viall which he and I have kept so long, but I fear Tom will do little good at it. – Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright by Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke
  16. " I used to sing some, and he used to sing bass – Patty's Social Season by Carolyn Wells
  17. One of the instruments, a drum called mandar, gives out a deep bass note which can be heard for miles. – The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India Volume II by R. V. Russell
  18. And yet he had one worry and one fear, and both of these concerned one man,- Jethro Bass – Coniston, Book I. by Winston Churchill
  19. There was no music before her, but under her fingers " big bass notes" very much like Cyril's own, were marching on and on to victory. – Miss Billy by Eleanor H. Porter

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