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Base 1Definition: Of little, or less than the usual, height; of low growth; as, base
Base 2Definition: Low in place or position.
Base 3Definition: Of humble birth; or low degree; lowly; mean.
Base 4Definition: Illegitimate by birth; bastard.
Base 5Definition: Of little comparative value, as metal inferior to gold and silver, the precious
Base 6Definition: Alloyed with inferior metal; debased; as, base coin; base bullion.
Base 7Definition: Morally low.
Hence: Low-minded; unworthy; without dignity of sentiment; ignoble; mean; illiberal; menial; as, a base fellow; base
Base 8Definition: Not classical or correct.
Base 9Definition: Deep or grave in sound; as, the base tone of a violin.
Base 10Definition: Not held by honorable service; as, a base estate, one held by
services not honorable; held by villenage. Such a tenure is called base, or low, and the tenant, a base tenant.
Base 11Definition: The bottom of anything, considered as its support, or that on which something
rests for support; the foundation; as, the base of a statue.
Fig.: The fundamental or essential part of a thing; the essential principle; a groundwork.
Base 13Definition: The lower part of a wall, pier, or column, when treated as a separate feature,
usually in projection, or especially ornamented.
Base 14Definition: The lower part of a complete architectural design, as of a monument; also, the lower part of any elaborate piece of furniture or decoration.
Base 15Definition: That extremity of a leaf, fruit,
etc., at which it is attached to its support.
Base 16Definition: The positive, or non-acid component of a salt; a substance which, combined with an acid,
neutralizes the latter and
forms a salt; applied also to the
hydroxides of the positive
radicals, and to certain organic bodies resembling them in their property of forming
Base 17Definition: The chief ingredient in a compound.
Base 18Definition: A substance used as a mordant.
Base 19Definition: The exterior side of the polygon, or that imaginary line which
connects the salient angles of two adjacent
Base 20Definition: The line or surface constituting that part of a figure on which it is supposed to stand.
Base 21Definition: The number from which a mathematical table is constructed; as, the base of a system of
Base 22Definition: A low, or deep, sound. (Mus.) (a) The
lowest part; the
deepest male voice. (b) One who
sings, or the instrument which
Base 23Definition: A place or tract of country, protected by
fortifications, or by natural
advantages, from which the
operations of an army proceed, forward
movements are made, supplies are furnished,
Base 24Definition: The
smallest kind of cannon.
Base 25Definition: That part of an organ by which it is attached to another more central organ.
Base 26Definition: The basal plane of a crystal.
Base 27Definition: The ground mass of a rock, especially if not distinctly crystalline.
Base 28Definition: The lower part of the field. See Escutcheon.
Base 29Definition: The housing of a horse.
Base 30Definition: A kind of skirt often of velvet or brocade, but sometimes of mailed armor) which hung from the middle to about the
knees, or lower.
Base 31Definition: The lower part of a robe or petticoat.
Base 32Definition: An apron.
Base 33Definition: The point or line from which a start is made; a starting place or a goal in various
Base 34Definition: A line in a survey which, being accurately determined in length and position,
serves as the origin from which to compute the
positions of any
objects connected with it by a system of
Base 35Definition: Any one of the four
bounds which mark the circuit of the infield.
Base 36Definition: To put on a base or basis; to lay the foundation of; to found, as an argument or conclusion; used with on or upon.
Base 37Definition: To abase; to let, or cast, down; to lower.
Base 38Definition: To reduce the value of; to debase.
base 39Definition: a support or foundation; "the base of the lamp"
base 40Definition: place that runner must touch before scoring; "he scrambled to get back to the bag"
base 41Definition: (electronics) the part of a transistor that
separates the emitter from the collector
base 42Definition: installation from which a military force
initiates operations; "the attack wiped out our forward bases"
base 43Definition: a flat bottom on which something is intended to sit; "a tub should sit on its own base"
base 44Definition: 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 45Definition: lowest support of a structure; "it was built on a base of solid rock"; "he stood at the foot of the tower"
base 46Definition: the stock of basic facilities and capital equipment needed for the functioning of a country or area; "the industrial base of Japan"
base 47Definition: the fundamental
assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained; "the whole argument rested on a basis of conjecture"
base 48Definition: (linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed; "thematic
vowels are part of the stem"
base 49Definition: a lower limit; "the government established a wage floor"
Base 50Definition: an intensely
anti-western terrorist network that
dispenses money and logistical support and training to a wide variety of radical Islamic terrorist group; has
cells in more than countries
base 51Definition: the place where you are stationed and from which
missions start and end
base 52Definition: (anatomy) the part of an organ nearest its point of attachment; "the base of the skull"
base 53Definition: the bottom or lowest part; "the base of the mountain"
base 54Definition: (numeration system) the positive integer that is equivalent to one in the next
higher counting place; is the radix of the decimal system"
base 55Definition: the most important or necessary part of something; "the basis of this drink is orange juice"
base 56Definition: the bottom side of a geometric figure from which the altitude can be constructed; "the base of the triangle"
base 57Definition: any of various
water-soluble compounds capable of turning litmus blue and
reacting with an acid to form a salt and water; "bases include
metals and ammonia"
base 58Definition: use as a basis for; found on; "base a claim on some observation"
base 59Definition: assign to a station
base 60Definition: use (purified cocaine) by burning it and inhaling the fumes
base 61Definition: debased; not genuine; "an attempt to eliminate the base coinage"
base 62Definition: illegitimate
base 63Definition: 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
base 64Definition: of low birth or station (`base'' is archaic in this sense); "baseborn
wretches with dirty
faces"; "of humble (or lowly) birth"
base 65Definition: serving as or forming a base; "the painter applied a base coat followed by two finishing
base 66Definition: 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 67Definition: (used of
metals) consisting of or alloyed with inferior metal; "base
coins of aluminum"; "a base metal"