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KK Pronunciation

〔 bєs 〕


〔 bєis 〕

Overview of noun base

The noun base has 20 senses

  • base, base of operations -- (installation from which a military force initiates operations; "the attack wiped out our forward bases")

  • foundation, base, fundament, foot, groundwork, substructure, understructure -- (lowest support of a structure; "it was built on a base of solid rock"; "he stood at the foot of the tower")

  • base, bag -- (a place that the runner must touch before scoring; "he scrambled to get back to the bag")

  • base -- (the bottom or lowest part; "the base of the mountain")

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

  • floor, base -- (a lower limit; "the government established a wage floor")

  • basis, base, foundation, fundament, groundwork, cornerstone -- (the fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained; "the whole argument rested on a basis of conjecture")

  • base, pedestal, stand -- (a support or foundation; "the base of the lamp")

  • nucleotide, base -- (a phosphoric ester of a nucleoside; the basic structural unit of nucleic acids (DNA or RNA))

  • base, alkali -- (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")

  • base -- (the bottom side of a geometric figure from which the altitude can be constructed; "the base of the triangle")

  • basis, base -- (the most important or necessary part of something; "the basis of this drink is orange juice")

  • base, radix -- ((numeration system) the positive integer that is equivalent to one in the next higher counting place; "10 is the radix of the decimal system")

  • base, home -- (the place where you are stationed and from which missions start and end)

  • al-Qaeda, Qaeda, al-Qa'ida, al-Qaida, Base -- (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)

  • root, root word, base, stem, theme, radical -- ((linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed; "thematic vowels are part of the stem")

  • infrastructure, base -- (the stock of basic facilities and capital equipment needed for the functioning of a country or area; "the industrial base of Japan")

  • base -- (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")

  • base -- (a flat bottom on which something is intended to sit; "a tub should sit on its own base")

  • base -- ((electronics) the part of a transistor that separates the emitter from the collector)

Overview of verb base

The verb base has 3 senses

  • establish, base, ground, found -- (use as a basis for; found on; "base a claim on some observation")

  • base -- (situate as a center of operations; "we will base this project in the new lab")

  • free-base, base -- (use (purified cocaine) by burning it and inhaling the fumes)

Overview of adj base

The adj base has 7 senses

  • basal, base -- (serving as or forming a base; "the painter applied a base coat followed by two finishing coats")

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

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

  • base, immoral -- (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")

  • base, mean, meanspirited -- (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")

  • base, baseborn -- (illegitimate)

  • base -- (debased; not genuine; "an attempt to eliminate the base coinage")