1. Installation from which a military force initiates operations (synset 102801449)
    "the attack wiped out our forward bases"
  2. Lowest support of a structure (synset 103391862)
    "it was built on a base of solid rock"; "he stood at the foot of the tower"
  3. A place that the runner must touch before scoring (synset 102801040)
    "he scrambled to get back to the bag"
  4. The bottom or lowest part (synset 109238222)
    "the base of the mountain"
  5. (anatomy) the part of an organ nearest its point of attachment (synset 108528849)
    "the base of the skull"
  6. A lower limit (synset 106670863)
    "the government established a wage floor"
  7. The fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained (synset 105801562)
    "the whole argument rested on a basis of conjecture"
  8. A support or foundation (synset 102800851)
    "the base of the lamp"
  9. A phosphoric ester of a nucleoside;
    The basic structural unit of nucleic acids (DNA or RNA) (synset 114988729)
  10. Any of various water-soluble compounds capable of turning litmus blue and reacting with an acid to form a salt and water (synset 114642431)
    "bases include oxides and hydroxides of metals and ammonia"
  11. The bottom side of a geometric figure from which the altitude can be constructed (synset 113920530)
    "the base of the triangle"
  12. The most important or necessary part of something (synset 113831981)
    "the basis of this drink is orange juice"
  13. (numeration system) the positive integer that is equivalent to one in the next higher counting place (synset 113619037)
    "10 is the radix of the decimal system"
  14. The place where you are stationed and from which missions start and end (synset 108507412)
  15. 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 (synset 108030577)
  16. (linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed (synset 106311183)
    "thematic vowels are part of the stem"
  17. The stock of basic facilities and capital equipment needed for the functioning of a country or area (synset 103575144)
    "the industrial base of Japan"
  18. The principal ingredient of a mixture (synset 102801928)
    "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"
  19. A flat bottom on which something is intended to sit (synset 102801733)
    "a tub should sit on its own base"
  20. (electronics) the part of a transistor that separates the emitter from the collector (synset 102801276)
  1. Serving as or forming a base (synset 301861961)
    "the painter applied a base coat followed by two finishing coats"
  2. Of low birth or station (`base' is archaic in this sense) (synset 301597282)
    "baseborn wretches with dirty faces"; "of humble (or lowly) birth"
  3. (used of metals) consisting of or alloyed with inferior metal (synset 302354354)
    "base coins of aluminum"; "a base metal"
  4. Not adhering to ethical or moral principles (synset 302043484)
    "base and unpatriotic motives"; "a base, degrading way of life"; "cheating is dishonorable"; "they considered colonialism immoral"; "unethical practices in handling public funds"
  5. Having or showing an ignoble lack of honor or morality (synset 301594057)
    "that liberal obedience without which your army would be a base rabble"; "taking a mean advantage"; "chok'd with ambition of the meaner sort"; "something essentially vulgar and meanspirited in politics"
  6. Illegitimate (synset 301410788)
  7. Debased;
    Not genuine (synset 301121104)
    "an attempt to eliminate the base coinage"
  1. Use as a basis for;
    Found on (synset 200638550)
    "base a claim on some observation"
  2. Situate as a center of operations (synset 202762071)
    "we will base this project in the new lab"
  3. Use (purified cocaine) by burning it and inhaling the fumes (synset 201202706)

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