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base

adjective (a)

  • Of little, or less than the usual, height; of low growth; as, base shrubs. (adjective)
    source: webster1913

noun (n)

  • installation from which a military force initiates operations (noun.artifact)
    Example:
    The attack wiped out our forward bases.
    source: wordnet30
  • lowest support of a structure (noun.artifact)
    Example:
    It was built on a base of solid rock.
    source: wordnet30
  • a place that the runner must touch before scoring (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: bag
    source: wordnet30
  • the bottom or lowest part (noun.object)
    Example:
    The base of the mountain.
    source: wordnet30
  • (anatomy) the part of an organ nearest its point of attachment (noun.location)
    Example:
    The base of the skull.
    source: wordnet30
  • a lower limit (noun.communication)
    Synonym: floor
    source: wordnet30
  • the fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained (noun.cognition)
    source: wordnet30
  • a support or foundation (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: pedestal, stand
    Example:
    The base of the lamp.
    source: wordnet30
  • a phosphoric ester of a nucleoside; the basic structural unit of nucleic acids (DNA or RNA) (noun.substance)
    Synonym: nucleotide
    source: wordnet30
  • any of various water-soluble compounds capable of turning litmus blue and reacting with an acid to form a salt and water (noun.substance)
    Synonym: alkali
    Example:
    Bases include oxides and hydroxides of metals and ammonia.
    source: wordnet30
  • the bottom side of a geometric figure from which the altitude can be constructed (noun.shape)
    Example:
    The base of the triangle.
    source: wordnet30
  • the most important or necessary part of something (noun.linkdef)
    Synonym: basis
    source: wordnet30
  • (numeration system) the positive integer that is equivalent to one in the next higher counting place (noun.quantity)
    Synonym: radix
    source: wordnet30
  • the place where you are stationed and from which missions start and end (noun.location)
    Synonym: home
    source: wordnet30
  • 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 (noun.group)
    source: wordnet30
  • (linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed (noun.communication)
    source: wordnet30
  • the stock of basic facilities and capital equipment needed for the functioning of a country or area (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: infrastructure
    Example:
    The industrial base of Japan.
    source: wordnet30
  • the principal ingredient of a mixture (noun.artifact)
    Example:
    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.
    source: wordnet30
  • a flat bottom on which something is intended to sit (noun.artifact)
    Example:
    A tub should sit on its own base.
    source: wordnet30
  • (electronics) the part of a transistor that separates the emitter from the collector (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • The bottom of anything, considered as its support, or that on which something rests for support; the foundation; as, the base of a statue. (noun)
    source: webster1913

adjective satellite (s)

  • serving as or forming a base (adj.all)
    Synonym: basal
    Example:
    The painter applied a base coat followed by two finishing coats.
    source: wordnet30
  • of low birth or station (`base' is archaic in this sense) (adj.all)
    Synonym: baseborn, humble, lowly
    Example:
    Baseborn wretches with dirty faces.
    source: wordnet30
  • (used of metals) consisting of or alloyed with inferior metal (adj.all)
    Example:
    Base coins of aluminum.
    A base metal.
    source: wordnet30
  • not adhering to ethical or moral principles (adj.all)
    Synonym: immoral
    Example:
    Base and unpatriotic motives.
    A base, degrading way of life.
    source: wordnet30
  • having or showing an ignoble lack of honor or morality (adj.all)
    Synonym: mean, meanspirited
    Example:
    That liberal obedience without which your army would be a base rabble.
    source: wordnet30
  • illegitimate (adj.all)
    Synonym: baseborn
    source: wordnet30
  • debased; not genuine (adj.all)
    Example:
    An attempt to eliminate the base coinage.
    source: wordnet30

verb (v)

  • use as a basis for; found on (verb.cognition)
    Synonym: establish, found, ground
    Example:
    Base a claim on some observation.
    source: wordnet30
  • situate as a center of operations (verb.stative)
    Example:
    We will base this project in the new lab.
    source: wordnet30
  • use (purified cocaine) by burning it and inhaling the fumes (verb.consumption)
    Synonym: free-base
    source: wordnet30
  • To put on a base or basis; to lay the foundation of; to found, as an argument or conclusion; -- used with on or upon. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To abase; to let, or cast, down; to lower. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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