baize
noun Etymology: Middle French baies, plural of baie baize, from feminine of bai bay-colored — more at bay Date: 1578 a coarse woolen or cotton fabric napped to imitate felt

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  • Baize — is a coarse woollen (or in cheaper variants cotton) cloth, sometimes called felt in American English based on a similarity in appearance. It is most often used on snooker and billiards tables to cover the Cuegloss|Slate|slate and… …   Wikipedia

  • Baize — (b[=a]z), n. [For bayes, pl. fr. OF. baie; cf. F. bai bay colored. See {Bay} a color.] A coarse woolen stuff with a long nap; usually dyed in plain colors. [1913 Webster] A new black baize waistcoat lined with silk. Pepys. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • baize — [beız] n [U] ↑baize, ↑cue, ↑pocket [Date: 1500 1600; : French; Origin: baies, plural of baie baize , from bai; BAY3] thick cloth that is usually green, and is used to cover tables on which games such as ↑pool are played …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • baize — [bāz] n. [OFr baie, pl. baies, baize < L badius, chestnut brown] a thick woolen cloth made to resemble felt and often dyed green, used to cover billiard tables, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Baize — Baize, so v.w. Beize od. Falkenjagd …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Baize — Baize, Jagdbetrieb, s. Beize …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • baize — [ beız ] noun uncount thick green cloth used mainly for covering tables on which games such as POOL are played …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • baize — coarse woolen fabric, 1570s, bayse, from Fr. baies, fem. plural of adjective bai bay colored, from L. badius chestnut colored (see BAY (Cf. bay) (4)). Thus probably so called for its original color. French plural taken as a singular in English …   Etymology dictionary

  • baize — ► NOUN ▪ a felt like material that is typically green, used for covering billiard and card tables. ORIGIN French baies, from bai chestnut coloured …   English terms dictionary

  • baize — noun a) A coarse woolen stuff with a long nap; usually dyed in plain colors. my goods being all English manufacture, such as cloths, stuffs, baize, and things particularly valuable and desirable in the country, I found means to sell them to a… …   Wiktionary

  • Baize — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Baize est le nom de deux rivières de Basse Normandie, affluents de l Orne : La Baize, affluent de rive droite, dans les départements de l Orne et du… …   Wikipédia en Français

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