(noun, verb)


1. any of several Old World tropical aromatic annual or perennial herbs of the genus Ocimum

Definition categories: plant, herb

2. (Roman Catholic Church) the bishop of Caesarea who defended the Roman Catholic Church against the heresies of the 4th century; a saint and Doctor of the Church (329-379)

Definition categories: person

3. leaves of the common basil; used fresh or dried

Definition categories: food, herb


1. (transitive) To grind the edge of a tool to an acute angle.