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Verb: base  beys
  1. Use as a basis for; found on
    "base a claim on some observation";
    - establish, ground, found
  2. Situate as a centre of operations
    "we will base this project in the new lab"
  3. Use (purified cocaine) by burning it and inhaling the fumes
    - free-base
Adjective: base (baser,basest)  beys
  1. Serving as or forming a base
    "the painter applied a base coat followed by two finishing coats";
    - basal
  2. (used of metals) consisting of or alloyed with inferior metal
    "base coins of aluminium"; "a base metal"
  3. Not adhering to ethical or moral principles
    "base and unpatriotic motives"; "a base, degrading way of life";
    - immoral
  4. Having or showing an ignoble lack of honour or morality
    "that liberal obedience without which your army would be a base rabble";
    - mean, meanspirited
  5. Debased; not genuine
    "an attempt to eliminate the base coinage"
  6. [archaic] Of low birth or station
    "base wretches with dirty faces";
    - baseborn, humble, lowly
  7. [archaic] Illegitimate
    - baseborn [archaic]
Noun: base  beys
  1. The bottom or lowest part
    "the base of the mountain"
  2. Lowest support of a structure
    "it was built on a base of solid rock";
    - foundation, fundament, foot, groundwork, substructure, understructure
  3. A flat bottom on which something is intended to sit
    "a tub should sit on its own base"
  4. (military) installation from which a military force initiates operations
    "the attack wiped out our forward bases";
    - base of operations
  5. A place that the runner must touch before scoring
    "he scrambled to get back to the base";
    - bag
  6. (anatomy) the part of an organ nearest its point of attachment
    "the base of the skull"
  7. A lower limit
    "the government established a wage base";
    - floor
  8. The fundamental assumptions from which something is begun, developed, calculated or explained
    "the whole argument rested on a base of conjecture";
    - basis, foundation, fundament, groundwork, cornerstone
  9. A support or foundation
    "the base of the lamp";
    - pedestal, stand
  10. A phosphoric ester of a nucleoside; the basic structural unit of nucleic acids (DNA or RNA)
    - nucleotide
  11. 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";
    - alkali
  12. The bottom side of a geometric figure from which the altitude can be constructed
    "the base of the triangle"
  13. The most important or necessary part of something
    "the base of this drink is orange juice";
    - basis
  14. (numeration system) the positive integer that is equivalent to one in the next higher counting place
    "10 is the base of the decimal system";
    - radix
  15. The place where you are stationed and from which missions start and end
    - home
  16. (linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed
    "thematic vowels are part of the base";
    - root, root word, stem, theme, radical
  17. The stock of basic facilities and capital equipment needed for the functioning of a country or area
    "the industrial base of Japan";
    - infrastructure
  18. The principal ingredient of a mixture
    "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"
  19. (electronics) the part of a transistor that separates the emitter from the collector
  20. (usually plural) the office that serves as the administrative centre of an enterprise
    "many companies have their home base in New York";
    - headquarters, central office, main office, home office, home base

Sounds like: bass

Derived forms: basest, basing, bases, baser, based

See also: basic, counterfeit, ignoble, illegitimate, imitative, inferior, lowborn, wrong

Type of: arsenal, assumption, baseball equipment, bottom, business office, chemical compound, component, component part, compound, constituent, control, descriptor, do drugs, drug, electrode, ester, flank, form, fund, ingredient, locate, location, military installation, number, office, part, piece, portion, signifier, situate, stock, store, support, supposal, supposition, underneath, underside, undersurface, word form

Part of: baseball diamond, box, construction, diamond, electronic transistor, explanation, infield, junction transistor, lamp, structure, transistor, vessel

Encyclopedia: Base, Maharashtra