Definition of ‘baize’
baize in British
C16: from Old French baies, plural of baie baize, from bai reddish brown, bay5, perhaps the original colour of the fabric
baize in American
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OFr baie, pl. baies, baize < L badius, chestnut-brown
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fabric , snooker
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Nearby words of ‘baize’
- Baja California
- Baja California Norte
- Baja California Sur
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The non-finite parts of the verb
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- a soft, usually green, woolen or cotton fabric resembling felt, used chiefly for the tops of billiard tables.
- an article of this fabric or of a fabric resembling it.
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- to line or cover with baize.
Origin of baize
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for baize
Historical Examples of baize
Then he unfolded a piece of baize: this also he spread flat on the paper.A Pair of Blue Eyes
Judy opened a baize door, which shut behind her with a bang.A Young Mutineer
Mrs. L. T. Meade
The music retired into cases of wood and bags of leather and baize.The Four Million
“You’ll find us at our studies, you see,” said the Doctor, as he opened the first baize door.Vice Versa
The profits also of the baize brought to Leadenhall are settled on the same hospital.London in 1731
Don Manoel Gonzales
- a woollen fabric resembling felt, usually green, used mainly for the tops of billiard tables
- (tr) to line or cover with such fabric
Word Origin for baize
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coarse woolen fabric, 1570s, bayse, from French baies, fem. plural of adjective bai “bay-colored,” from Latin badius “chestnut-colored” (see bay (n.4)). Thus probably so called for its original color. French plural taken as a singular in English.
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Nearby words for baize
- baja california
- baja california norte
- baja california sur