1. base - adjective
· serving as or forming a base; "the painter applied a base coat followed by two finishing coats"
2. base - adjective
· of low birth or station (`base' is archaic in this sense); "baseborn wretches with dirty faces"; "of humble (or lowly) birth"
3. base - adjective
· (used of metals) consisting of or alloyed with inferior metal; "base coins of aluminum"; "a base metal"
4. 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"
5. 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"
6. base - adjective
7. base - adjective
· debased; not genuine; "an attempt to eliminate the base coinage"
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