• WordNet 3.6
    • v bash hit hard
    • n bash a vigorous blow "the sudden knock floored him","he took a bash right in his face","he got a bang on the head"
    • n bash an uproarious party
    • ***
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The 7 Dwarfs are Happy, Grumpy, Dopey (the beardless one), Doc, Bashful, Sneezy, Sleepy. They were miners.
    • v. t. & i Bash To abash; to disconcert or be disconcerted or put out of countenance. "His countenance was bold and bashed not."
    • v. t Bash To strike heavily; to beat; to crush. "Bash her open with a rock."
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • bash To strike with a heavy blow; beat violently; knock out of shape.
    • bash To strike; knock.
    • n bash A blow that knocks out of shape, or leaves a dent.
    • bash To daunt; dismay; abash; confound; confuse.
    • bash To be daunted, dismayed, or confounded.
    • bash To be abashed or ashamed; be put out of countenance.
    • bash In coal-mining, to fill with rubbish (space from which coal has been taken).
    • ***
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Bash bash to beat or smash in
    • v.i Bash (Spens.) to be abashed
    • ***


  • Joseph Addison
    “Mere bashfulness without merit is awkwardness.”
  • Aristotle
    “Bashfulness is an ornament to youth, but a reproach to old age.”
  • Proverb
    “Poverty has no greater foe than bashfulness.”
  • Charles Horton Cooley
    “The bashful are always aggressive at heart.”


Have a bash - If you have a bash at something, you try to do it, especially when there isn't much chance of success.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Perh. of imitative origin; or cf. Dan. baske, to strike, bask, a blow, Sw. basa, to beat, bas, a beating
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
See Abash.


In literature:

Honest to God, when you gas like that I feel like bashing in your brain, if you've got any!
"Slippy McGee, Sometimes Known as the Butterfly Man" by Marie Conway Oemler
David's bashful attentions were by no means displeasing to her: that I saw.
"Atlantic Monthly,Volume 14, No. 82, August, 1864" by Various
So she went on all day; at once a young matron, and a bashful, tender, delicate bride.
"Famous Stories Every Child Should Know" by Various
Up there on the trail with his head bashed in!
"Sundown Slim" by Henry Hubert Knibbs
Nobody ran away, though all were extremely shy and bashful, and the women turned their backs towards us.
"Unknown Mexico, Volume 1 (of 2)" by Carl Lumholtz
Neither modesty nor bashfulness was to be reckoned among Liza's faults, and in this position she felt quite at ease.
"Liza of Lambeth" by W. Somerset Maugham
Fritz kin do all I say, only he's bashful.
"A Little Florida Lady" by Dorothy C. Paine
They conveyed a bashful message half confident, half timid.
"The Bridal March; One Day" by Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson
Man has a tendency, under the proper conditions, to be fearful, bashful, angry, curious, sympathetic, grasping, etc.
"Ontario Normal School Manuals: Science of Education" by Ontario Ministry of Education
Them cats hears him, or they sees him, an' him still ignorant tharof; an' with that they bashfully withdraws.
"The Wit and Humor of America, Volume I. (of X.)" by Various
But now that her sense had returned, her bashfulness returned also.
"Dr. Dumany's Wife" by Mór Jókai
Of my uncle Bash I had only the happiest and most grateful memories.
"Lady Larkspur" by Meredith Nicholson
Twenty-five years ago he was twenty and she was a little bashful girl.
"Forty-one Thieves" by Angelo Hall
And he was incredibly bashful.
"Chapters from My Autobiography" by Mark Twain
The bashful scholar was overwhelmed with shame at finding himself suddenly famous.
"Captains of Industry" by James Parton
The young folks formed in a circle holding hands, slowly revolving around a bashful young man standing in the center of the circle.
"Watch Yourself Go By" by Al. G. Field
Gabriele was quite bashful before the tall student.
"The Home" by Fredrika Bremer
The pavement was not constructed with reference to swallowing up bashful young men who wanted to be swallowed.
"The Blunders of a Bashful Man" by Metta Victoria Fuller Victor
You could to, maybe, make yourself a sickness und a bashfulness.
"Short Stories of Various Types" by Various
Hats were bashed in; cornflowers torn from buttonholes; pale-blue tassels were captured; umbrellas broken.
"The Hill" by Horace Annesley Vachell

In poetry:

And seated near, with no demur
Of bashful doubt she silence broke,
Though I alone could answer her
When first she spoke.
"The Letter L" by Jean Ingelow
Busy fingers, flitting footsteps,
Never resting all day long;
Shy and bashful, and the sweet voice
Ever breaking into song
"Mary's Death" by Nora Pembroke
And there, methought, with bashful pride,
She seem'd to sit and look
On her own maiden loveliness
Pale imaged in the brook.
"The Primrose" by Caroline Anne Bowles Southey
I went to a town on probation,
And my bashfulness followed me,
And while in deep meditation,
A voice gently whispered to me.
"Ajax' Bashfulness" by Frank Barbour Coffin
She kissed the lips of kith and kin,
She laid her hand in mine
What more could ask the bashful boy
Who fed her father's kine?
"My Playmate" by John Greenleaf Whittier
I was once out of social circles,
As bashful as a young man could be;
And I wondered if all society
Could make a socialist of me.
"Ajax' Bashfulness" by Frank Barbour Coffin

In news:

No matter your timing or theme, we've got just the right details to make your big night the bash of the year.
Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney bashed his way to victory in the Republican primaries with a 'get tough' message on illegal immigration.
Kamala News Archive from The Bash.
A crowded Back to School Bash drew a steady stream of around 2,000 people at the Knoxville Expo Center on Tuesday, Aug 14, 2012.
Guests at George Clooney's Obama bash.
People just love to bash Apple Inc I guess that comes with success.
Guitarists highlight Downtown Music Gallery's 21st anniversary bash.
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS Nasir Ervine, 5, shows off the goldfish he caught in the goldfish scramble during Lehighton Area Pool Pals Beach Bash Family Fun Day on Saturday.
The Fashion's Night Out party extended its way from the bash at Fred Segal/Ron Robinson Melrose down to the 8400 block of Melrose Ave, just east of La Cienega.
LiLo Crashes Marc Jacobs Bash Before Jagger Struts On In.
Jimmer Fredette-bashing column the latest in a litany of criticism from Colorado.
Julia Roberts, Penélope Cruz, Victoria Beckham, Jessica Chastain and Cindy Crawford were among the beautiful people to attend super-agent Bryan Lourd 's bash.
Lufkin 's Bull Bash On TV Tonight.
It's been a couple of months since the Texas Redneck Bull Bash made its way to the Expo Center in Lufkin .
Galifianakis & pals out of place at Details bash.

In science:

Consequently, in order to bound the averaging time Tave (n, ǫ), we use in step (3) a rejection sampling scheme previously proposed by Bash et al. in order to “temper ” the distribution.
Geographic Gossip: Efficient Averaging for Sensor Networks
With this choice of τ , the results of Bash et al. ensure that no sensor is sampled with probability greater than (1 + µ)/n and no more than ν n sensors are sampled with probability less than 1/n.
Geographic Gossip: Efficient Averaging for Sensor Networks
You can use Scala as a replacement for console scripting languages (Batch under windows, Bash/Perl under Linux/Cygwin). The Scala package contains – like Ruby and Python do – its own console to test code snippets and more.
Comparative Studies of 10 Programming Languages within 10 Diverse Criteria - a Team 10 COMP6411-S10 Term Report
In a series of papers (notably [ChaPi], see also e.g. [Kik], [KuMac], [BaShe]) conditions are given for T0 to have a model companion Tmc , describing the best case scenario where the e.c. models of T0 are an elementary class.
Generic expansions of countable models
It is considerably more difficult than in Example 2.5 to find a condition which guarantees the existence of a model companion of T0 [BaShe].
Generic expansions of countable models
Physicists hope to see convincing evidence emerge from the Large Hadron Collider which is bashing protons at near the speed of light.
Proceedings of the 2011 New York Workshop on Computer, Earth and Space Science
Common notions of an interpretation of a theory T1 in a theory T2 demand that every model of T1 is interpretable in a model of T2 (as in [BaSh]) or that inside every model of T2 there is a definable model of T1 (see [TMR]).
Random graphs in the monadic theory of order
Bash Symp. 2007: New Horizons in Astronomy, (eds.) A.
Galactic Bars in Cosmological Context
We would like to thank Artie Hatzes and Chris Sneden for many useful discussions and Rob Robinson and Frank Bash for making the time critical observations at HET possible.
Searching for Planets in the Hyades III: The Quest for Short-Period Planets
Baldwin informed us that he and Shelah have a work in progress for class which is not ℵ1 -tame they obtain this with groups and short exact sequences, by essentially coding the functor Ext(G, Z) and using an ℵ1 -free group of cardinality ℵ1 which is not free and not Whitehead (see [BaSh]).
Galois-stability for Tame Abstract Elementary Classes
We don’t, for example, want to make the childish blunder of bashing a square peg into a round hole.
Weak Values and Relational Generalisations
Therefore this package does not need any higher level operating environment than a standard UNIX shell, however, processing the related data might require a little more knowledge of the used shell itself (the documentation and available examples use the bash shell5 ).
FITSH -- a software package for image processing
Blue solid line : atmospheric background flux, red bashed line : DM only flux, red solid line : atmospheric+DM flux.
Searching for the High Energy Neutrino counterpart of the Fermi Bubbles signal or from Dark Matter annihilation
Blue solid line : atmospheric background flux, red bashed and green dotted lines : DM only flux, red solid and green dashed-dotted lines : atmospheric+DM flux.
Searching for the High Energy Neutrino counterpart of the Fermi Bubbles signal or from Dark Matter annihilation
Blue solid line : atmospheric background flux, red bashed lines : flux from Bubbles, red solid lines : atmospheric+Bubbles flux.
Searching for the High Energy Neutrino counterpart of the Fermi Bubbles signal or from Dark Matter annihilation