(Homonym: bass) Having or denoting a low vocal or instrumental range; SYN. deep.
(1763-c. 1808) English naval surgeon who with Matthew Flinders explored the coast of New South Wales and the strait that bears his name between Tasmania and Australia 1795–99.
2. A coarse tough fiber from palms
The lowest male voice, of approximate range C2–D4. The best-known bass singers have been the Russians Fyodor Chaliapin and Boris Christoff.
The term also covers the bass instrument of a consort or family, for example bass clarinet, bass tuba, and bassoon, having a similar range. An instrument an octave lower than bass is a contrabass.(Irregular plural: bass).
1. An adult male singer with the lowest voice; SYN. basso.
2. Nontechnical name for any of numerous edible marine and freshwater spiny-finned fishes.
3. The lowest adult male singing voice; SYN. bass voice, basso.
4. The lowest part in polyphonic music; SYN. bass part.
5. The lowest part of the musical range.
6. The member with the lowest range of a family of musical instruments.
Long-bodied scaly sea fish Morone labrax found in the N Atlantic and Mediterranean. They grow to 1 m/3 ft, and are often seen in shoals.
Other fish of the same family (Serranidae) are also called bass, as are North American freshwater fishes of the family Centrarchidae, such as black bass and small-mouthed bass.
Any of numerous edible marine or freshwater bony fishes (especially families Centrarchidae, Serranidae, and Percichthyidae of the order Perciformes)