Definition of Base
1. Noun. Installation from which a military force initiates operations. "The attack wiped out our forward bases"
Specialized synonyms: Air Base, Air Station, Army Base, Firebase, Navy Base, Rocket Base
Generic synonyms: Military Installation
Category relationships: Armed Forces, Armed Services, Military, Military Machine, War Machine
2. Verb. Use as a basis for; found on. "Base a claim on some observation"
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"
4. Noun. Lowest support of a structure. "He stood at the foot of the tower"
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"
6. Adjective. Of low birth or station ('base' is archaic in this sense). "Of humble (or lowly) birth"
7. Noun. A place that the runner must touch before scoring. "He scrambled to get back to the 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.
9. Adjective. (used of metals) consisting of or alloyed with inferior metal. "A base metal"
10. Noun. The bottom or lowest part. "The base of the mountain"
11. Adjective. Not adhering to ethical or moral principles. "Unethical practices in handling public funds"
12. Noun. (anatomy) the part of an organ nearest its point of attachment. "The base of the skull"
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"
14. Noun. A lower limit. "The government established a wage floor"
15. Adjective. 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"
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"
18. Noun. A support or foundation. "The base of the lamp"
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).
Specialized synonyms: Base Pair, Adenosine Monophosphate, Adenylic Acid, Amp, Adenosine Diphosphate, Adp, Adenosine Triphosphate, Atp, A, Deoxyadenosine Monophosphate, C, Deoxycytidine Monophosphate, Deoxyguanosine Monophosphate, G, Deoxythymidine Monophosphate, T, Muton, U, Uracil
Generic synonyms: Ester
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"
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"
22. Noun. The most important or necessary part of something. "The basis of this drink is orange juice"
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"
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.
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.
Category relationships: Act Of Terrorism, Terrorism, Terrorist Act
Generic synonyms: Foreign Terrorist Organization, Fto, Terrorist Group, Terrorist Organization
Geographical relationships: Afghanistan, Islamic State Of Afghanistan, Islamic Republic Of Pakistan, Pakistan, West Pakistan
26. Noun. (linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed. "Thematic vowels are part of the stem"
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"
Terms within: Communication Equipment, Communication System, Fire Station, Firehouse, Gas System, Main, Penal Facility, Penal Institution, Grid, Power Grid, Power System, Public Works, School System, Sewage System, Sewage Works, Sewer System, Transit, Transportation, Transportation System, Water, Water Supply, Water System
Generic synonyms: Fund, Stock, Store
28. Noun. The principal ingredient of a mixture. "Everything she cooked seemed to have rice as the base"
29. Noun. A flat bottom on which something is intended to sit. "A tub should sit on its own base"
30. Noun. (electronics) the part of a transistor that separates the emitter from the collector.
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
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Base
1. morally low [adj BASER, BASEST] / to found [v BASED, BASING, BASES] - See also: found
Medical Definition of Base