Meaning of basting

bast•ing

Pronunciation: (bā'sting), [key]
— n.
  1. sewing with long, loose stitches to hold material in place until the final sewing.
  2. the stitches taken or the threads used.

bast•ing

Pronunciation: (bā'sting), [key]
— n.
  1. the act of moistening food while cooking, esp. with stock or pan juices.
  2. the liquid used in basting.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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