Meaning of basho in English:


Pronunciation /ˈbaʃəʊ/

nounbasho, bashos

  • A sumo wrestling tournament.

    ‘I share your disappointment about not being able to catch Sumo Digest during the basho.’
    • ‘Japanese people have always loved sumo, but now when you go to a basho there are empty seats in the stadium.’
    • ‘Besides that controversy, it was still a basho to remember.’
    • ‘Sumo Digest is a half hour digest of each day's action at the major bashos in Japan.’
    • ‘The goal in each basho is to obtain kachi-koshi, a winning record.’


Japanese, from ba ‘place, occasion’ + shŏ ‘place, locality’.