Meaning of “baize” in the English Dictionary

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"baize" in British English

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baizenoun [ U ]

uk /beɪz/ us /beɪz/

Examples from literature

  • A plain green baize carpet covered about half the floor, and the remainder was of red brick. 
  • The church aisle was separated from the vestibule only by two green baize doors. 
  • The men often wear a long cloak reaching to the heels, always hanging open in front, and generally lined with bright green baize. 
  • The table was covered with green baize stretched tightly over it. 
  • There is no pulpit in it, but a small table and a chair are placed for the pastor on a low platform covered with green baize. 

(Definition of “baize” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)