base - definitions and synonyms

base verb

  1. English Meaning: 

    : use as a basis for; found on

    Example Sentenses:

    • base a claim on some observation

    Synonyms:

    establish / found / ground
  2. English Meaning: 

    : situate as a center of operations

    Example Sentenses:

    • we will base this project in the new lab

  3. English Meaning: 

    : use (purified cocaine) by burning it and inhaling the fumes

    Synonyms:

    free-base

base noun

  1. English Meaning: 

    : installation from which a military force initiates operations

    Example Sentenses:

    • the attack wiped out our forward bases

    Synonyms:

    base of operations
  2. English Meaning: 

    : lowest support of a structure

    Example Sentenses:

    • it was built on a base of solid rock

    • he stood at the foot of the tower

  3. English Meaning: 

    : a place that the runner must touch before scoring

    Example Sentenses:

    • he scrambled to get back to the bag

    Synonyms:

    bag
  4. English Meaning: 

    : the bottom or lowest part

    Example Sentenses:

    • the base of the mountain

  5. English Meaning: 

    : (anatomy) the part of an organ nearest its point of attachment

    Example Sentenses:

    • the base of the skull

  6. English Meaning: 

    : a lower limit

    Example Sentenses:

    • the government established a wage floor

    Synonyms:

    floor
  7. English Meaning: 

    : the fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained

    Example Sentenses:

    • the whole argument rested on a basis of conjecture

  8. English Meaning: 

    : a support or foundation

    Example Sentenses:

    • the base of the lamp

    Synonyms:

    pedestal / stand
  9. English Meaning: 

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

    Synonyms:

    nucleotide
  10. English Meaning: 

    : any of various water-soluble compounds capable of turning litmus blue and reacting with an acid to form a salt and water

    Example Sentenses:

    • bases include oxides and hydroxides of metals and ammonia

    Synonyms:

    alkali
  11. English Meaning: 

    : the bottom side of a geometric figure from which the altitude can be constructed

    Example Sentenses:

    • the base of the triangle

  12. English Meaning: 

    : the most important or necessary part of something

    Example Sentenses:

    • the basis of this drink is orange juice

    Synonyms:

    basis
  13. English Meaning: 

    : (numeration system) the positive integer that is equivalent to one in the next higher counting place

    Example Sentenses:

    • 10 is the radix of the decimal system

    Synonyms:

    radix
  14. English Meaning: 

    : the place where you are stationed and from which missions start and end

    Synonyms:

    home
  15. ( also written as Base )

    English Meaning: 

    : 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

  16. English Meaning: 

    : (linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed

    Example Sentenses:

    • thematic vowels are part of the stem

    Synonyms:

    radical / root / root word / stem / theme
  17. English Meaning: 

    : the stock of basic facilities and capital equipment needed for the functioning of a country or area

    Example Sentenses:

    • the industrial base of Japan

    Synonyms:

    infrastructure
  18. English Meaning: 

    : the principal ingredient of a mixture

    Example Sentenses:

    • 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. English Meaning: 

    : a flat bottom on which something is intended to sit

    Example Sentenses:

    • a tub should sit on its own base

  20. English Meaning: 

    : (electronics) the part of a transistor that separates the emitter from the collector

base adjective

  1. English Meaning: 

    : serving as or forming a base

    Example Sentenses:

    • the painter applied a base coat followed by two finishing coats

    Synonyms:

    basal
  2. English Meaning: 

    : of low birth or station (`base' is archaic in this sense)

    Example Sentenses:

    • baseborn wretches with dirty faces

    • of humble (or lowly) birth

    Synonyms:

    baseborn / humble / lowly
  3. English Meaning: 

    : (used of metals) consisting of or alloyed with inferior metal

    Example Sentenses:

    • base coins of aluminum

    • a base metal

  4. English Meaning: 

    : not adhering to ethical or moral principles

    Example Sentenses:

    • base and unpatriotic motives

    • a base, degrading way of life

    • cheating is dishonorable

    • they considered colonialism immoral

    • unethical practices in handling public funds

    Synonyms:

    immoral
  5. English Meaning: 

    : having or showing an ignoble lack of honor or morality

    Example Sentenses:

    • 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

    Synonyms:

    mean / meanspirited
  6. English Meaning: 

    : illegitimate

    Synonyms:

    baseborn
  7. English Meaning: 

    : debased; not genuine

    Example Sentenses:

    • an attempt to eliminate the base coinage