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B'ASS, n. [It has no plural.] The name of several species of fish. In England, this name is given to a species of perch, called by some the sea-wolf, from its voracity, and resembling, in a degree, the trout in shape, but having a larger head. It weighs about fifteen pounds. In the northern states of America, this name is given to a striped fish which grows to the weight of 25 or 30

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pounds, and which enters the rivers; the perca ocellata.

A species of striped fish, of a darker color, with a large head, is called sea-bass, as it is never found in fresh water. This fish grows to two or three pounds weight. Both species are well tasted, but the proper bass is a very white and delicious food.

B'ASS, n. The linden, lime or tiel tree; called also bass-wood. [See Bast.]

2. [pron.bas.] A mat to kneel on in churches.



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B'ASS, n. [It has no plural.] The name of several species of fish. In England, this name is given to a species of perch, called by some the sea-wolf, from its voracity, and resembling, in a degree, the trout in shape, but having a larger head. It weighs about fifteen pounds. In the northern states of America, this name is given to a striped fish which grows to the weight of 25 or 30

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pounds, and which enters the rivers; the perca ocellata.

A species of striped fish, of a darker color, with a large head, is called sea-bass, as it is never found in fresh water. This fish grows to two or three pounds weight. Both species are well tasted, but the proper bass is a very white and delicious food.

B'ASS, n. The linden, lime or tiel tree; called also bass-wood. [See Bast.]

2. [pron.bas.] A mat to kneel on in churches.

BASS, n.1 [Bass is undoubtedly a corruption of G. bars, D. baars, a perch. See Barse. It has no plural.]

The name of several species of fish. In England, this name is given to a species of perch, called by some the sea-wolf, from its voracity, and resembling, in a degree, the trout in shape, but having a larger head. It weighs about fifteen pounds. In the northern states of America, this name is given to a striped fish which grows to the weight of 25 or 30 pounds, and which enters the rivers; of the genus Labrax. A species of striped fish, of a darker color, with a large head, is called Sea-bass, as it is never found in fresh water. This fish grows to two or three pounds weight. Both species are; well tasted, but the proper bass is a very white and delicious food. – Prince. Belknap.


BASS, n.2

  1. The linden, lime or tiel tree; called also bass-wood. [See Bast.]
  2. [pron. bas.] A mat to kneel on in churches.

BASS, n.3

In music, the base; the deepest or gravest part of a tune. This word is thus written in imitation of the Italian basso, which is the Eng. base, low; yet with the pronunciation of base and plural bases; a gross error that ought to be corrected; as the word used in pronunciation is the English word base.


BASS, v.t.

To sound in a deep tone. – Shak.


Bass
  1. An edible, spiny-finned fish, esp. of the genera Roccus, Labrax, and related genera. There are many species.

    * The common European bass is Labrax lupus. American species are: the striped bass (Roccus lineatus); white or silver bass of the lakes (R. chrysops); brass or yellow bass (R. interruptus).

  2. The linden or lime tree, sometimes wrongly called whitewood; also, its bark, which is used for making mats. See Bast.
  3. A bass, or deep, sound or tone.
  4. Deep or grave in tone.

    Bass clef (Mus.), the character placed at the beginning of the staff containing the bass part of a musical composition. [See Illust. under Clef.] -- Bass voice, a deep-sounding voice; a voice fitted for singing bass.

  5. To sound in a deep tone.

    [R.] Shak.
  6. The two American fresh-water species of black bass (genus Micropterus). See Black bass.
  7. A hassock or thick mat.
  8. The lowest part in a musical composition.

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  9. Species of Serranus, the sea bass and rock bass. See Sea bass.
  10. The southern, red, or channel bass (Sciæna ocellata). See Redfish.

    * The name is also applied to many other fishes. See Calico bass, under Calico.

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Bass

B'ASS, noun [It has no plural.] The name of several species of fish. In England, this name is given to a species of perch, called by some the sea-wolf, from its voracity, and resembling, in a degree, the trout in shape, but having a larger head. It weighs about fifteen pounds. In the northern states of America, this name is given to a striped fish which grows to the weight of 25 or 30 pounds, and which enters the rivers; the perca ocellata.

A species of striped fish, of a darker color, with a large head, is called sea-bass, as it is never found in fresh water. This fish grows to two or three pounds weight. Both species are well tasted, but the proper bass is a very white and delicious food.

B'ASS, noun The linden, lime or tiel tree; called also bass-wood. [See Bast.]

2. [pron.bas.] A mat to kneel on in churches.

BASS, noun In music, the base; the deepest or gravest part of a tune. This word is thus written in imitation of the Italian basso, which is the Eng. base, low; yet with the pronunciation of base and plural bases, a gross error that ought to be corrected; as the word used in pronunciation is the English word base.

BASS, verb transitive To sound in a deep tone.

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