Definition of Base

1. Noun. Installation from which a military force initiates operations. "The attack wiped out our forward bases"

2. Verb. Use as a basis for; found on. "Base a claim on some observation"
Exact synonyms: Establish, Found, Ground
Specialized synonyms: Build
Derivative terms: Foundation, Foundation, Ground

3. Adjective. Serving as or forming a base. "The painter applied a base coat followed by two finishing coats"
Exact synonyms: Basal
Similar to: Basic

4. Noun. Lowest support of a structure. "He stood at the foot of the tower"
Exact synonyms: Foot, Foundation, Fundament, Groundwork, Substructure, Understructure
Specialized synonyms: Bed, Raft Foundation
Group relationships: Construction, Structure
Generic synonyms: Support
Derivative terms: Basal

5. Verb. Situate as a center of operations. "We will base this project in the new lab"
Generic synonyms: Locate, Situate

6. Adjective. Of low birth or station ('base' is archaic in this sense). "Of humble (or lowly) birth"
Exact synonyms: Baseborn, Humble, Lowly
Similar to: Lowborn
Derivative terms: Humbleness

7. Noun. A place that the runner must touch before scoring. "He scrambled to get back to the bag"
Exact synonyms: Bag
Group relationships: Baseball Diamond, Diamond, Infield
Generic synonyms: Baseball Equipment
Specialized synonyms: First Base, Home, Home Base, Home Plate, Plate, Second Base, Third, Third Base

8. Verb. Use (purified cocaine) by burning it and inhaling the fumes.
Exact synonyms: Free-base
Generic synonyms: Do Drugs, Drug

9. Adjective. (used of metals) consisting of or alloyed with inferior metal. "A base metal"
Similar to: Inferior

10. Noun. The bottom or lowest part. "The base of the mountain"
Generic synonyms: Part, Piece
Derivative terms: Basilar

11. Adjective. Not adhering to ethical or moral principles. "Unethical practices in handling public funds"
Exact synonyms: Immoral
Similar to: Wrong
Derivative terms: Baseness, Immorality

12. Noun. (anatomy) the part of an organ nearest its point of attachment. "The base of the skull"
Category relationships: Anatomy, General Anatomy
Generic synonyms: Bottom
Derivative terms: Basal, Basilary

13. Adjective. Having or showing an ignoble lack of honor or morality. "Something essentially vulgar and meanspirited in politics"
Exact synonyms: Mean, Meanspirited
Similar to: Ignoble
Derivative terms: Baseness, Meanness

14. Noun. A lower limit. "The government established a wage floor"
Exact synonyms: Floor
Generic synonyms: Control
Specialized synonyms: Price Floor, Wage Floor

15. Adjective. Illegitimate.
Exact synonyms: Baseborn
Language type: Archaicism, Archaism
Similar to: Illegitimate

16. Noun. The fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained. "The whole argument rested on a basis of conjecture"
Exact synonyms: Basis, Cornerstone, Foundation, Fundament, Groundwork
Group relationships: Explanation
Specialized synonyms: Meat And Potatoes
Generic synonyms: Assumption, Supposal, Supposition
Derivative terms: Basal, Found

17. Adjective. Debased; not genuine. "An attempt to eliminate the base coinage"
Similar to: Counterfeit, Imitative

18. Noun. A support or foundation. "The base of the lamp"
Exact synonyms: Pedestal, Stand
Specialized synonyms: Brass Monkey, Staddle, Trivet, Trivet
Generic synonyms: Support

19. Noun. A phosphoric ester of a nucleoside; the basic structural unit of nucleic acids (DNA or RNA).

20. Noun. Any of various water-soluble compounds capable of turning litmus blue and reacting with an acid to form a salt and water. "Bases include oxides and hydroxides of metals and ammonia"
Exact synonyms: Alkali
Specialized synonyms: Pyridine, Purine, Purine, Glyoxaline, Imidazole, Iminazole, Cyanuramide, Melamine, Pyrimidine
Generic synonyms: Chemical Compound, Compound
Derivative terms: Alkalify, Alkalize, Basify

21. Noun. The bottom side of a geometric figure from which the altitude can be constructed. "The base of the triangle"
Generic synonyms: Flank

22. Noun. The most important or necessary part of something. "The basis of this drink is orange juice"
Exact synonyms: Basis
Generic synonyms: Component, Component Part, Constituent, Part, Portion

23. Noun. (numeration system) the positive integer that is equivalent to one in the next higher counting place. "10 is the radix of the decimal system"
Exact synonyms: Radix
Category relationships: Number Representation System, Number System, Numeration System, System Of Numeration
Generic synonyms: Number

24. Noun. The place where you are stationed and from which missions start and end.
Exact synonyms: Home
Generic synonyms: Location

25. Noun. A terrorist network intensely opposed to the United States that dispenses money and logistical support and training to a wide variety of radical Islamic terrorist groups; has cells in more than 50 countries.

26. Noun. (linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed. "Thematic vowels are part of the stem"
Exact synonyms: Radical, Root, Root Word, Stem, Theme
Category relationships: Linguistics
Generic synonyms: Descriptor, Form, Signifier, Word Form
Derivative terms: Stem, Stem

27. Noun. The stock of basic facilities and capital equipment needed for the functioning of a country or area. "The industrial base of Japan"

28. Noun. The principal ingredient of a mixture. "Everything she cooked seemed to have rice as the base"
Generic synonyms: Ingredient

29. Noun. A flat bottom on which something is intended to sit. "A tub should sit on its own base"
Group relationships: Box, Lamp, Vessel
Generic synonyms: Bottom, Underside, Undersurface

30. Noun. (electronics) the part of a transistor that separates the emitter from the collector.
Generic synonyms: Electrode
Group relationships: Electronic Transistor, Junction Transistor, Transistor
Category relationships: Electronics

Definition of Base

1. a. Of little, or less than the usual, height; of low growth; as, base shrubs.

2. n. The bottom of anything, considered as its support, or that on which something rests for support; the foundation; as, the base of a statue.

3. v. t. To put on a base or basis; to lay the foundation of; to found, as an argument or conclusion; -- used with on or upon.

4. v. t. To abase; to let, or cast, down; to lower.

Definition of Base

1. Noun. Something from which other things extend; a foundation. ¹

2. Noun. The starting point of a logical deduction or thought; ''(Basis)''. ¹

3. Noun. A permanent structure for housing military personnel and material. ¹

4. Noun. The place where decisions for an organization are made; headquarters. ¹

5. Noun. (context: cooking painting) A basic but essential component or ingredient. ¹

6. Noun. (chemistry) Any of a class of generally water-soluble compounds, having bitter taste, that turn red litmus blue, and react with acids to form salts. ¹

7. Noun. Important areas in games and sports ¹

8. Noun. (architecture) The lowermost part of a column, between the shaft and the pedestal or pavement. ¹

9. Noun. (baseball) One of the three places that a runner can stand without being subject to being tagged out. ¹

10. Noun. (biology biochemistry) A nucleotide's nucleobase in the context of a DNA or RNA biopolymer. ¹

11. Noun. (botany) The end of a leaf, petal or similar organ where it is attached to its support. ¹

12. Noun. (electronics) The name of the controlling terminal of a bipolar transistor (BJT). ¹

13. Noun. (geometry) The lowest side of a in a triangle or other polygon, or the lowest face of a cone, pyramid or other polyhedron laid flat. ¹

14. Noun. (mathematics) A number raised to the power of an exponent. ¹

15. Noun. (mathematics) Alternative to radix. ¹

16. Noun. (topology) The set of sets from which a topology is generated. ¹

17. Noun. (topology) A topological space, looked at in relation to one of its covering spaces, fibrations, or bundles. ¹

18. Noun. (cheerleading) A cheerleader who stays on the ground. ¹

19. Noun. (linguistics) A morpheme (or morphemes) that serves as a basic foundation on which affixes can be attached. ¹

20. Verb. (transitive) To have as its foundation or starting point. ¹

21. Verb. (transitive) To be located (at a particular place). ¹

22. Adjective. (obsolete) Low in height; short. ¹

23. Adjective. (obsolete) Of low value or degree. ¹

24. Adjective. (archaic) Of low social standing or rank; vulgar, common. ¹

25. Adjective. (archaic) Morally reprehensible, immoral; cowardly. ¹

26. Adjective. (rare) Inferior; unworthy, of poor quality. ¹

27. Adjective. Designating those metals which are not classed as (term precious) or (term noble). ¹

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Definition of Base

1. morally low [adj BASER, BASEST] / to found [v BASED, BASING, BASES] - See also: found

Medical Definition of Base

1. The nonacid part of a salt, a substance that combines with acids to form salts, a substance that dissociates to give hydroxide ions in aqueous solutions, a substance whose molecule or ion can combine with a proton (hydrogen ion), a substance capable of donating a pair of electrons (to an acid) for the formation of a coordinate covalent bond. (13 Nov 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Base

bascule bridge
base (current term)
base-pair breathing
base analogue
base ball
base character
base characters
base communications
base composition
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