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  1. base
    IPA[bās]
  2. noun

    • 1. the lowest part or edge of something, especially the part on which it rests or is supported:

      she sat down at the base of a tree
    • 2. the part of a column between the shaft and pedestal or pavement.

    • 3. the end at which a part or organ is attached to the trunk or main part:

      a shoot is produced at the base of the stem
    • 4. a line or surface on which a figure is regarded as standing:

      the base of the triangle
    • 5. a line of known length used in triangulation.

    • 6. the lowest part of a shield.

    • 7. a conceptual structure or entity on which something draws or depends:

      the town's economic base collapsed
    • 8. something used as a foundation or starting point for further work; a basis:

      uses existing data as the base for the study
      Synonym : basis, bedrock, foundation, core, essence, essential, nitty-gritty, basics, starting point, key component, fundamental, root(s), heart, backbone, theory, principle, rationale, source, origin, spring, well head, fountainhead, fount
    • 9. a group of people regarded as supporting an organization, for example by buying its products:

      a client base
    • 10. a place used as a center of operations by the armed forces or others; a headquarters:

      the corporal headed back to base a base for shipping operations
      Synonym : headquarters, center, starting point, camp, site, station, settlement, post
    • 11. the main place where a person works or stays:

      she makes the studio her base
    • 12. a main or important element or ingredient to which other things are added:

      soaps with a vegetable oil base
      Synonym : medium, vehicle, carrier
    • 13. a substance such as water or oil into which a pigment is mixed to form paint.

    • 14. a substance used as a foundation for makeup:

      her makeup artist works with base, eye makeup, and lipstick
    • 15. a substance capable of reacting with an acid to form a salt and water, or (more broadly) of accepting or neutralizing hydrogen ions.

    • 16. a purine or pyrimidine group in a nucleotide or nucleic acid.

    • 17. the middle part of a bipolar transistor, separating the emitter from the collector.

    • 18. the root or stem of a word or a derivative.

    • 19. the uninflected form of a verb.

    • 20. a number used as the basis of a numeration scale.

    • 21. a number in terms of which other numbers are expressed as logarithms.

    • 22. one of the four stations that must be reached in turn to score a run.

    • 23. used to refer to progressive levels of sexual intimacy:

      she and her boyfriend got to second base

    verb

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: base, plural noun: bases

    • v.: verb: base, 3rd person present: bases, gerund or present participle: basing, past tense: based, past participle: based

    • adjective

      (of a person or a person's actions or feelings) without moral principles; ignoble:

      denoting or befitting a person of low social class.

    • noun

      the lowest part or edge of something, especially the part on which it rests or is supported:

      the part of a column between the shaft and pedestal or pavement.

    • verb

      use (something specified) as the foundation or starting point for something:

      situate at a specified place as the centre of operations:

    • adjective

      without moral principles; ignoble:

      denoting or befitting a person of low social class.

    • noun

      the first of the four stations that must be reached in turn to score a run:

      used to refer to the first step toward achieving an objective:

    • noun

      a parachute jump from a fixed point, typically a high building or promontory, rather than an aircraft.
    • verb

      perform a base jump:
    • noun

      a relay located at the center of any of the cells of a cellular telephone system.

      a short-range transceiver which connects a cordless phone, computer, or other wireless device to a central hub and allows connection to a network.

    • noun

      a place from which operations or activities are carried out; headquarters.

      the objective toward which players progress in certain games.

    • noun

      a store of information or data that is available to draw on.

      the underlying set of facts, assumptions, and rules which a computer system has available to solve a problem.

    • noun

      the part of the economy of a country or region that is involved in making goods on a large scale using machinery:

      a factory or other facility used by a company for making goods:

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