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    base - Dictionary definition and meaning for word base

    Definition
    (noun) installation from which a military force initiates operations
    Synonyms : base of operations
    Example Sentence
    • the attack wiped out our forward bases
    Definition
    (noun) lowest support of a structure
    Example Sentence
    • it was built on a base of solid rock
    • he stood at the foot of the tower
    Definition
    (noun) a place that the runner must touch before scoring
    Synonyms : bag
    Example Sentence
    • he scrambled to get back to the bag
    Definition
    (noun) the bottom or lowest part
    Example Sentence
    • the base of the mountain
    Definition
    (noun) (anatomy) the part of an organ nearest its point of attachment
    Example Sentence
    • the base of the skull
    Definition
    (noun) a lower limit
    Synonyms : floor
    Example Sentence
    • the government established a wage floor
    Definition
    (noun) the fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained
    Example Sentence
    • the whole argument rested on a basis of conjecture
    Definition
    (noun) a support or foundation
    Synonyms : pedestal , stand
    Example Sentence
    • the base of the lamp
    Definition
    (noun) a phosphoric ester of a nucleoside; the basic structural unit of nucleic acids (DNA or RNA)
    Synonyms : nucleotide
    Definition
    (noun) any of various water-soluble compounds capable of turning litmus blue and reacting with an acid to form a salt and water
    Synonyms : alkali
    Example Sentence
    • bases include oxides and hydroxides of metals and ammonia
    Definition
    (noun) the bottom side of a geometric figure from which the altitude can be constructed
    Example Sentence
    • the base of the triangle
    Definition
    (noun) the most important or necessary part of something
    Synonyms : basis
    Example Sentence
    • the basis of this drink is orange juice
    Definition
    (noun) (numeration system) the positive integer that is equivalent to one in the next higher counting place
    Synonyms : radix
    Example Sentence
    • 10 is the radix of the decimal system
    Definition
    (noun) the place where you are stationed and from which missions start and end
    Synonyms : home
    Definition
    (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
    Synonyms : al-qa'ida , al-qaeda , al-qaida , qaeda
    Definition
    (noun) (linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed
    Synonyms : radical , root , root word , stem , theme
    Example Sentence
    • thematic vowels are part of the stem
    Definition
    (noun) the stock of basic facilities and capital equipment needed for the functioning of a country or area
    Synonyms : infrastructure
    Example Sentence
    • the industrial base of Japan
    Definition
    (noun) the principal ingredient of a mixture
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (noun) a flat bottom on which something is intended to sit
    Example Sentence
    • a tub should sit on its own base
    Definition
    (noun) (electronics) the part of a transistor that separates the emitter from the collector Definition
    (verb) use as a basis for; found on
    Synonyms : establish , found , ground
    Example Sentence
    • base a claim on some observation
    Definition
    (verb) situate as a center of operations
    Example Sentence
    • we will base this project in the new lab
    Definition
    (verb) use (purified cocaine) by burning it and inhaling the fumes
    Synonyms : free-base
    Definition
    (adj) serving as or forming a base
    Synonyms : basal
    Example Sentence
    • the painter applied a base coat followed by two finishing coats
    Definition
    (adj) of low birth or station (`base' is archaic in this sense)
    Synonyms : baseborn , humble , lowly
    Example Sentence
    • baseborn wretches with dirty faces
    • of humble (or lowly) birth
    Definition
    (adj) (used of metals) consisting of or alloyed with inferior metal
    Example Sentence
    • base coins of aluminum
    • a base metal
    Definition
    (adj) not adhering to ethical or moral principles
    Synonyms : immoral
    Example Sentence
    • base and unpatriotic motives
    • a base, degrading way of life
    • cheating is dishonorable
    • they considered colonialism immoral
    • unethical practices in handling public funds
    Definition
    (adj) having or showing an ignoble lack of honor or morality
    Synonyms : mean , meanspirited
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (adj) illegitimate
    Synonyms : baseborn
    Definition
    (adj) debased; not genuine
    Example Sentence
    • an attempt to eliminate the base coinage
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for base

BASI(stale) is BAD

BASE: it refers to something which is the lowest part..so base is something which is bad;

A person with a Iron leg is morally bad to others.

a base metal like iron is generally inferior in quality and value than the other metals.

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