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Definition:

  1. [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"
    Synonyms: alkali

  2. [noun] installation from which a military force initiates operations; "the attack wiped out our forward bases"
    Synonyms: of operations

  3. [noun] lowest support of a structure; "it was built on a base of solid rock"; "he stood at the foot of the tower"
    Synonyms: foundation, fundament, foot, groundwork, substructure, understructure

  4. [noun] place that runner must touch before scoring; "he scrambled to get back to the bag"
    Synonyms: bag

  5. [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"
    Synonyms: radix

  6. [noun] the bottom or lowest part; "the base of the mountain"

  7. [noun] (anatomy) the part of an organ nearest its point of attachment; "the base of the skull"

  8. [noun] a lower limit; "the government established a wage floor"
    Synonyms: floor

  9. [noun] the fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained; "the whole argument rested on a basis of conjecture"
    Synonyms: basis, foundation, fundament, groundwork, cornerstone

  10. [noun] a support or foundation; "the base of the lamp"
    Synonyms: pedestal, stand

  11. [noun] the bottom side of a geometric figure from which the altitude can be constructed; "the base of the triangle"

  12. [noun] the most important or necessary part of something; "the basis of this drink is orange juice"
    Synonyms: basis

  13. [noun] the place where you are stationed and from which missions start and end
    Synonyms: home

  14. [noun] an intensely anti-western terrorist network that dispenses money and logistical support and training to a wide variety of radical Islamic terrorist group; has cells in more than 50 countries
    Synonyms: al-Qaeda, Qaeda, al-Qa'ida, al-Qaida, Base

  15. [noun] (linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed; "thematic vowels are part of the stem"
    Synonyms: root, root word, stem, theme, radical

  16. [noun] the stock of basic facilities and capital equipment needed for the functioning of a country or area; "the industrial base of Japan"
    Synonyms: infrastructure

  17. [noun] 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"

  18. [noun] a flat bottom on which something is intended to sit; "a tub should sit on its own base"

  19. [noun] (electronics) the part of a transistor that separates the emitter from the collector

  20. [verb] use as a basis for; found on; "base a claim on some observation"
    Synonyms: establish, ground, found

  21. [verb] use (purified cocaine) by burning it and inhaling the fumes
    Synonyms: free-

  22. [verb] assign to a station
    Synonyms: station, post, send, place

  23. [adjective] serving as or forming a base; "the painter applied a base coat followed by two finishing coats"
    Synonyms: basal

  24. [adjective] (used of metals) consisting of or alloyed with inferior metal; "base coins of aluminum"; "a base metal"

  25. [adjective] of low birth or station (`base' is archaic in this sense); "baseborn wretches with dirty faces"; "of humble (or lowly) birth"
    Synonyms: born, humble, lowly

  26. [adjective] not adhering to ethical or moral principles; "base and unpatriotic motives"; "a base, degrading way of life"; "cheating is dishonorable"; "they considered colonialism immoral"; "unethical practices in handling public funds"
    Synonyms: dishonorable, dishonourable, immoral, unethical

  27. [adjective] having or showing an ignoble lack of honor or morality; "that liberal obedience without which your army would be a base rabble"- Edmund Burke; "taking a mean advantage"; "chok'd with ambition of the meaner sort"- Shakespeare; "something essentially vulgar and meanspirited in politics"
    Synonyms: mean, meanspirited

  28. [adjective] illegitimate
    Synonyms: born

  29. [adjective] debased; not genuine; "an attempt to eliminate the base coinage"

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