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Definition of Base

  • Of little, or less than the usual, height; of low growth; as, base shrubs.
  • Of humble birth; or low degree; lowly; mean.
  • Illegitimate by birth; bastard.
  • Of little comparative value, as metal inferior to gold and silver, the precious metals.
  • Alloyed with inferior metal; debased; as, base coin; base bullion.
  • Morally low. Hence: Low-minded; unworthy; without dignity of sentiment; ignoble; mean; illiberal; menial; as, a base fellow; base motives; base occupations.
  • Not classical or correct.
  • Deep or grave in sound; as, the base tone of a violin.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The lower part of a wall, pier, or column, when treated as a separate feature, usually in projection, or especially ornamented.
  • The lower part of a complete architectural design, as of a monument; also, the lower part of any elaborate piece of furniture or decoration.
  • That extremity of a leaf, fruit, etc., at which it is attached to its support.
  • 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 elements or radicals, and to certain organic bodies resembling them in their property of forming salts with acids.
  • The chief ingredient in a compound.
  • A substance used as a mordant.
  • The exterior side of the polygon, or that imaginary line which connects the salient angles of two adjacent bastions.
  • The line or surface constituting that part of a figure on which it is supposed to stand.
  • The number from which a mathematical table is constructed; as, the base of a system of logarithms.
  • A low, or deep, sound. Mus The lowest part; the deepest male voice. One who sings, or the instrument which plays, base.
  • 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, etc.
  • That part of an organ by which it is attached to another more central organ.
  • The basal plane of a crystal.
  • The ground mass of a rock, especially if not distinctly crystalline.
  • The lower part of the field. See Escutcheon.
  • The point or line from which a start is made; a starting place or a goal in various games.
  • A line in a survey which, being accurately determined in length and position, serves as the origin from which to compute the distances and positions of any points or objects connected with it by a system of triangles.
  • A rustic play; -- called also prisoner's base prison base, or bars.
  • Any one of the four bounds which mark the circuit of the infield.
  • To put on a base or basis; to lay the foundation of; to found, as an argument or conclusion; -- used with on or upon.
  • a support or foundation
  • a place that the runner must touch before scoring
  • (electronics) the part of a transistor that separates the emitter from the collector
  • installation from which a military force initiates operations
  • a flat bottom on which something is intended to sit
  • the principal ingredient of a mixture
  • lowest support of a structure
  • the stock of basic facilities and capital equipment needed for the functioning of a country or area
  • the fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained
  • (linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed
  • a lower limit
  • 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
  • the place where you are stationed and from which missions start and end
  • (anatomy) the part of an organ nearest its point of attachment
  • the bottom or lowest part
  • (numeration system) the positive integer that is equivalent to one in the next higher counting place
  • the most important or necessary part of something
  • the bottom side of a geometric figure from which the altitude can be constructed
  • any of various water-soluble compounds capable of turning litmus blue and reacting with an acid to form a salt and water
  • a phosphoric ester of a nucleoside; the basic structural unit of nucleic acids (DNA or RNA)
  • use as a basis for; found on
  • use (purified cocaine) by burning it and inhaling the fumes
  • situate as a center of operations

How to use base in a sentence. Base pronunciation.

I sat down on a stone, with a sigh, and by a natural impulse one of my hands sought my forehead, and the other the base of my stomach.
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He said that that little thread had silver in it, mixed with base metal, such as lead and antimony, and other rubbish, and that there was a speck or two of gold visible.
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Yes, if it please you, once, and never but once_. With that his Wife with open mouth came to him, _O Villain_, said she, _art not thou asham'd thus falsly to accuse me to my Husband, because thy own base wicked inclinations are now brought to light?
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He followed the declivity to its base, then turning to the left, he crossed a small table land, which was easily accessible from the gorge, but which on the side of the oasis formed a perpendicular cliff many fathoms deep.
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No; Emmeline was thankful to say that she did not harbour base suspicions.
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Such are the actual facts; and not all novels have for a base so telling a situation.
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Cliffs of red sandstone drop to the narrow beach, warm between the blue of sky and sea, but without grandeur, and robbed of their native grace by navvy-hewing, which for the most part makes of them a mere embankment: their verdure stripped away, their juttings tunnelled, along their base the steel parallels of smoky traffic.
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Nancy responded, and in grave, friendly language, begged him to think of her no more; he must not base the slightest hope upon anything she might have said.
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High and low, on every available yard of wall, advertisements clamoured to the eye: theatres, journals, soaps, medicines, concerts, furniture, wines, prayer-meetings-all the produce and refuse of civilisation announced in staring letters, in daubed effigies, base, paltry, grotesque.
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Upon falling into the common ditch, he, perhaps, had one advantage over his fellows: he did not make his bed with base resignation; he tried persistently to raise himself from it by a violent struggle, only to be hurled upon it once more.
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The soul of Camors was perverted, but not base, and it was suddenly touched at this simple heroism.
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It seems to me that women who give themselves for so little must be base creatures.
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I have been able to resist this base intention.
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But her anonymous letter, like most villainies of this kind, was a more fatal and murderous weapon than its base author imagined.
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M. de Camors might have committed this base action under the menace of some great danger to save the fortune, the honor, probably the life of Madame de Campvallon.
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To her bitter feeling at this deception was immediately joined, in this base soul, a sudden thirst for revenge.
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During the afternoon of this date the disembarkation of Kent's Division was commenced at Siboney, which enabled me to establish a base eight miles nearer Santiago and to continue the unloading of troops and supplies at both points.
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These preparations were far from what I desired them to be, but we were in a sickly climate; our supplies had to be brought forward by a narrow wagon road, which the rains might at any time render impassable; fear was entertained that a storm might drive the vessels containing our stores to sea, thus separating us from our base of supplies; and, lastly, it was reported that Gen. Pando, with 8,000 reinforcements for the enemy, was _en route_ from Manzanillo, and might be expected in a few days.
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Among other things, he and I did discourse much of Mr. Montagu's base doings, and the dishonour that he will do my Lord, as well as cheating him of 2 or L3,000, which is too true.
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I will run no base humour.
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Examples of Base

Example #1
I believe I never appreciated, till then, the poverty of the human machinery-for I still needed a hand or two to place elsewhere.
Example #2
He soared over three fences like a bird, and disappeared down the road toward the Washoe Valley.
Example #3
After a great deal of effort we managed to discern some little fine yellow specks, and judged that a couple of tons of them massed together might make a gold dollar, possibly.
Example #4
The rock was clean and white, where it was broken, and across it ran a ragged thread of blue.
Example #5
Hast thou not been soliciting of me to act Uncleanness with thee, a long time, and I refus'd it always?
Example #6
Nay, didst thou not intice me to it Yesterday, and I appointed thee to come to Night, because I knew my Husband wou'd be at home to give thee thy Reward?