Dictionary Results for base


1. base - noun

· installation from which a military force initiates operations; "the attack wiped out our forward bases"

Synonym(s): base_of_operations

Hypernym(s): military_installation




2. base - noun

· lowest support of a structure; "it was built on a base of solid rock"; "he stood at the foot of the tower"

Synonym(s): foundation, fundament, foot, groundwork, substructure, understructure

Hypernym(s): support




3. base - noun

· a place that the runner must touch before scoring; "he scrambled to get back to the bag"

Synonym(s): bag

Hypernym(s): baseball_equipment




4. base - noun

· the bottom or lowest part; "the base of the mountain"

Hypernym(s): part, piece




5. base - noun

· (anatomy) the part of an organ nearest its point of attachment; "the base of the skull"

Hypernym(s): bottom




6. base - noun

· a lower limit; "the government established a wage floor"

Synonym(s): floor

Hypernym(s): control




7. base - noun

· the fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained; "the whole argument rested on a basis of conjecture"

Synonym(s): basis, foundation, fundament, groundwork, cornerstone

Hypernym(s): assumption, supposition, supposal




8. base - noun

· a support or foundation; "the base of the lamp"

Synonym(s): pedestal, stand

Hypernym(s): support




9. base - noun

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

Synonym(s): nucleotide

Hypernym(s): ester




10. base - 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"

Synonym(s): alkali

Hypernym(s): compound, chemical_compound




11. base - noun

· the bottom side of a geometric figure from which the altitude can be constructed; "the base of the triangle"

Hypernym(s): flank




12. base - noun

· the most important or necessary part of something; "the basis of this drink is orange juice"

Synonym(s): basis

Hypernym(s): part, portion, component_part, component, constituent




13. base - 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"

Synonym(s): radix

Hypernym(s): number




14. base - noun

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

Synonym(s): home

Hypernym(s): location




15. base - noun

· 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

Synonym(s): al-Qaeda, Qaeda, al-Qa%27ida, al-Qaida, al_Qaeda, al_Qaida, Base




16. base - noun

· (linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed; "thematic vowels are part of the stem"

Synonym(s): root, root_word, stem, theme, radical

Hypernym(s): form, word_form, signifier, descriptor




17. base - noun

· the stock of basic facilities and capital equipment needed for the functioning of a country or area; "the industrial base of Japan"

Synonym(s): infrastructure

Hypernym(s): store, stock, fund




18. base - 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"

Hypernym(s): ingredient




19. base - noun

· a flat bottom on which something is intended to sit; "a tub should sit on its own base"

Hypernym(s): bottom, underside, undersurface




20. base - noun

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

Hypernym(s): electrode




21. base - verb

· use as a basis for; found on; "base a claim on some observation"

Synonym(s): establish, ground, found




22. base - verb

· situate as a center of operations; "we will base this project in the new lab"

Hypernym(s): situate, locate




23. base - verb

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

Synonym(s): free-base

Hypernym(s): drug, do_drugs




24. base - adjective

· serving as or forming a base; "the painter applied a base coat followed by two finishing coats"

Synonym(s): basal




25. base - adjective

· of low birth or station (`base' is archaic in this sense); "baseborn wretches with dirty faces"; "of humble (or lowly) birth"

Synonym(s): baseborn, humble, lowly




26. base - adjective

· (used of metals) consisting of or alloyed with inferior metal; "base coins of aluminum"; "a base metal"




27. base - 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"

Synonym(s): immoral




28. base - 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"

Synonym(s): mean, meanspirited




29. base - adjective

· illegitimate

Synonym(s): baseborn




30. base - adjective

· debased; not genuine; "an attempt to eliminate the base coinage"





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