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base - Dictionary definition and meaning for word base

Definition
(noun) installation from which a military force initiates operations
Synonyms : base of operations
Example Sentence
  • the attack wiped out our forward bases

Definition
(noun) lowest support of a structure
Example Sentence
  • it was built on a base of solid rock
  • he stood at the foot of the tower

Definition
(noun) a place that the runner must touch before scoring
Synonyms : bag
Example Sentence
  • he scrambled to get back to the bag

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(noun) the bottom or lowest part
Example Sentence
  • the base of the mountain

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(noun) (anatomy) the part of an organ nearest its point of attachment
Example Sentence
  • the base of the skull

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(noun) a lower limit
Synonyms : floor
Example Sentence
  • the government established a wage floor

Definition
(noun) the fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained
Example Sentence
  • the whole argument rested on a basis of conjecture

Definition
(noun) a support or foundation
Synonyms : pedestal , stand
Example Sentence
  • the base of the lamp

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(noun) a phosphoric ester of a nucleoside; the basic structural unit of nucleic acids (DNA or RNA)
Synonyms : nucleotide

Definition
(noun) any of various water-soluble compounds capable of turning litmus blue and reacting with an acid to form a salt and water
Synonyms : alkali
Example Sentence
  • bases include oxides and hydroxides of metals and ammonia

Definition
(noun) the bottom side of a geometric figure from which the altitude can be constructed
Example Sentence
  • the base of the triangle

Definition
(noun) the most important or necessary part of something
Synonyms : basis
Example Sentence
  • the basis of this drink is orange juice

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(noun) (numeration system) the positive integer that is equivalent to one in the next higher counting place
Synonyms : radix
Example Sentence
  • 10 is the radix of the decimal system

Definition
(noun) the place where you are stationed and from which missions start and end
Synonyms : home

Definition
(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
Synonyms : al-qa'ida , al-qaeda , al-qaida , qaeda

Definition
(noun) (linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed
Synonyms : radical , root , root word , stem , theme
Example Sentence
  • thematic vowels are part of the stem

Definition
(noun) the stock of basic facilities and capital equipment needed for the functioning of a country or area
Synonyms : infrastructure
Example Sentence
  • the industrial base of Japan

Definition
(noun) the principal ingredient of a mixture
Example Sentence
  • glycerinated gelatin is used as a base for many ointments
  • he told the painter that he wanted a yellow base with just a hint of green
  • everything she cooked seemed to have rice as the base

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(noun) a flat bottom on which something is intended to sit
Example Sentence
  • a tub should sit on its own base

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(noun) (electronics) the part of a transistor that separates the emitter from the collector
Definition
(verb) use as a basis for; found on
Synonyms : establish , found , ground
Example Sentence
  • base a claim on some observation

Definition
(verb) situate as a center of operations
Example Sentence
  • we will base this project in the new lab

Definition
(verb) use (purified cocaine) by burning it and inhaling the fumes
Synonyms : free-base

Definition
(adj) serving as or forming a base
Synonyms : basal
Example Sentence
  • the painter applied a base coat followed by two finishing coats

Definition
(adj) of low birth or station (`base' is archaic in this sense)
Synonyms : baseborn , humble , lowly
Example Sentence
  • baseborn wretches with dirty faces
  • of humble (or lowly) birth

Definition
(adj) (used of metals) consisting of or alloyed with inferior metal
Example Sentence
  • base coins of aluminum
  • a base metal

Definition
(adj) not adhering to ethical or moral principles
Synonyms : immoral
Example Sentence
  • base and unpatriotic motives
  • a base, degrading way of life
  • cheating is dishonorable
  • they considered colonialism immoral
  • unethical practices in handling public funds

Definition
(adj) having or showing an ignoble lack of honor or morality
Synonyms : mean , meanspirited
Example Sentence
  • that liberal obedience without which your army would be a base rabble
  • taking a mean advantage
  • chok'd with ambition of the meaner sort
  • something essentially vulgar and meanspirited in politics

Definition
(adj) illegitimate
Synonyms : baseborn

Definition
(adj) debased; not genuine
Example Sentence
  • an attempt to eliminate the base coinage

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for base

BASI(stale) is BAD
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by findktk

BASE: it refers to something which is the lowest part..so base is something which is bad;
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by mohit26041988

A person with a Iron leg is morally bad to others.
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by sriharisharma

a base metal like iron is generally inferior in quality and value than the other metals.
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by sriharisharma

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