1 serving as or forming a base; "the painter applied a base coat followed by two finishing coats" [syn: basal]
2 (used of metals) consisting of or alloyed with inferior metal; "base coins of aluminum"; "a base metal"
3 of low birth or station (`base' is archaic in this sense); "baseborn wretches with dirty faces"; "of humble (or lowly) birth" [syn: baseborn, humble, lowly]
4 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" [syn: dishonorable, dishonourable, immoral, unethical]
5 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" [syn: mean, meanspirited]
6 illegitimate [syn: baseborn]
7 debased; not genuine; "an attempt to eliminate the base coinage"
1 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" [syn: alkali]
2 installation from which a military force initiates operations; "the attack wiped out our forward bases" [syn: base of operations]
3 lowest support of a structure; "it was built on a base of solid rock"; "he stood at the foot of the tower" [syn: foundation, fundament, foot, groundwork, substructure, understructure]
4 place that runner must touch before scoring; "he scrambled to get back to the bag" [syn: bag]
5 (numeration system) the positive integer that is equivalent to one in the next higher counting place; "10 is the radix of the decimal system" [syn: radix]
6 the bottom or lowest part; "the base of the mountain"
7 (anatomy) the part of an organ nearest its point of attachment; "the base of the skull"
8 a lower limit; "the government established a wage floor" [syn: floor]
9 the fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained; "the whole argument rested on a basis of conjecture" [syn: basis, foundation, fundament, groundwork, cornerstone]
11 the bottom side of a geometric figure from which the altitude can be constructed; "the base of the triangle"
12 the most important or necessary part of something; "the basis of this drink is orange juice" [syn: basis]
13 the place where you are stationed and from which missions start and end [syn: home]
14 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 [syn: al-Qaeda, Qaeda, al-Qa'ida, al-Qaida]
15 (linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed; "thematic vowels are part of the stem" [syn: root, root word, stem, theme, radical]
16 the stock of basic facilities and capital equipment needed for the functioning of a country or area; "the industrial base of Japan" [syn: infrastructure]
17 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 a flat bottom on which something is intended to sit; "a tub should sit on its own base"
19 (electronics) the part of a transistor that separates the emitter from the collector
2 use (purified cocaine) by burning it and inhaling the fumes [syn: free-base]
- bās, /beɪs/, /beIs/
- Something from which other things extend; a foundation.
- The starting point of a logical deduction or thought.
- A permanent structure for housing military personnel and material.
- The place where decisions for an organization are made; headquarters.
- Any of a class of generally water-soluble compounds, having bitter taste, that turn red litmus blue, and react with acids to form salts.
- A safe zone in the children's games of tag and hide-and-go-seek
- The lowermost part of a column, between the shaft and the pedestal or pavement.
- One of the three places that a runner can stand in safety.
- biology biochemistry A nucleotide's nucleobase in the context of a DNA or RNA biopolymer.
- The end of a leaf,petal or similar organ where it is attached to its support.
- The name of the controlling terminal of a transistor.
- The lowest side of a in a triangle or other polygon, or the lowest face of a cone, pyramid or other polyhedron laid flat.
- A number raised to the power of an exponent.
- The logarithm to base 2 of 8 is 3.
- The set of sets from which a topology is generated.
- air base
- base bag
- base box
- base camp
- base censor
- base coat
- base color/base colour
- base course
- base exchange
- base hospital
- base load
- base molding/base moulding
- base out
- base over apex
- base point
- base port
- base rate
- base ring
- base ship
- base shoot
- base squadron
- base substitution
- base table
- base unit
- base wallah
- first base
- home base
- knowledge base
- make first base
- off base
- power base
- prisoner's base, prisoners' base
- second base
- third base
- Arabic: ,
- Catalan: base , fonament
- Chinese traditional/simplified: 基礎, 基础 (jī chǔ)
- Crimean Tatar: baza
- Dutch: basis
- Finnish: perustus, pohja (concrete), perusta (figurative)
- French: base
- German: Basis, Grundlage
- Hebrew: בסיס
- Hungarian: alap
- Italian: basi
- Portuguese: base
- Slovene: temelj
- Spanish: base
- Swedish: grund
- Telugu: పీఠం
- Turkish: temel
permanent structure for housing a military
- Catalan: base , caserna
- Chinese traditional/simplified: 基地, 基地 (jī dì)
- Crimean Tatar: baza
- Czech: základna
- Dutch: basis, kazerne
- Finnish: tukikohta
- French: base, caserne
- German: Kaserne , Basis
- Hebrew: בסיס
- Ido: kazerno
- Italian: base, caserma
- Portuguese: base
- Slovene: baza , oporišče
- Swedish: bas
- Telugu: స్థావరం
- Turkish: üs
chemical compound that will neutralize an acid
safe zone in children's game
lowermost part of a column
baseball: one of the three places that a runner can stand in safety
- Finnish: pesä
colloquial term for a nucleotide
end of a leaf,petal or similar organ where it is attached to its support
- Finnish: kanta
electronics: controlling terminal of a transistor
lower, horizontal line in a triangle or the horizontal plane of a 3D object
number raised to the power of an exponent (mathematics)
- Czech: základ
- Finnish: kanta
have as its foundation or starting point
- Greek: αγενής
- base coin
- base estate
- base fee
- base metal
- base tenant
- base tenure
Base or BASE may refer to:
- Base meaning bottom, the lowest part of an object.
In the sciences''':
In other fields:
- Base (politics), a group of voters who almost always support a single party's candidates
- Base (baseball), the 3 canvas bags and home plate
- Military base, or non-military base, which provides shelter, military equipment and personnel
- Cooking base, a concentrated flavouring compound
- (Bipolar junction transistor), Base Switch that controls current in a transistor
- Beta-alumina solid electrolyte, a fast ion conductor material used as a membrane in several types of molten salt electrochemical cell.
Base may also refer to:
- Bedini Audio Spectral Enhancer, an audio signal processor used in the early 1990s
- Bible Archaeology Search and Exploration Institute
- BASE (search engine), Bielefeld Academic Search Engine
- Basel Agency for Sustainable Energy, an organization under the United Nations Environment Programme
- BASE jumping
- BASE (mobile), a Belgium mobile telecommunications operator
- Google Base, an online database provided by Google
- OpenOffice.org Base, OpenOffice.org's database module
- Budapest Aircraft Services, an airline based in Budapest, Hungary
- One of three connections on a transistor
- The binder which holds paint or other materials together
- The bottom of a building or other structure, often a foundation
- A part of some types of column, below the shaft
- A pedestal, supporting a statue or other item
- A lifter in a cheerleading stunt
- A slang term for the drug amphetamine
- part of the Marxist theory of Base and superstructure
- A series of baseball-derived euphemisms for sexual activity
base in Catalan: Base
base in German: Base
base in Spanish: Base
base in French: Base
base in Galician: Base
base in Hebrew: בסיס
base in Latvian: bāze
base in Dutch: Base
base in Japanese: 基地
base in Portuguese: Base
base in Slovenian: Baza
base in Thai: เบส
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