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Definition 1: a support or foundation - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where base or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the base of the lamp

Synonyms for base in the sense of this definition

(base is a kind of ...) any device that bears the weight of another thing

"there was no place to attach supports for a shelf"

(... is a kind of base ) a metal stand that formerly held cannon balls on sailing ships

(... is a kind of base ) a base or platform on which hay or corn is stacked

(... is a kind of base ) a stand with short feet used under a hot dish on a table

(... is a kind of base ) a three-legged metal stand for supporting a cooking vessel in a hearth

Definition 2: lowest support of a structure - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where base or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • it was built on a base of solid rock
  • he stood at the foot of the tower

Synonyms for base in the sense of this definition

(base is a kind of ...) supporting structure that holds up or provides a foundation

"the statue stood on a marble support"

(... is a kind of base ) a foundation of earth or rock supporting a road or railroad track

"the track bed had washed away"

(... is a kind of base ) a foundation (usually on soft ground) consisting of an extended layer of reinforced concrete

(... is part of base) a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts

"the structure consisted of a series of arches" "she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons"

Definition 3: a place that the runner must touch before scoring - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where base or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he scrambled to get back to the bag

Synonyms for base in the sense of this definition

(base is a kind of ...) equipment used in playing baseball

(... is a kind of base ) the base that must be touched first by a base runner in baseball

(... is a kind of base ) (baseball) base consisting of a rubber slab where the batter stands; it must be touched by a base runner in order to score

"he ruled that the runner failed to touch home"

(... is a kind of base ) the base that must be touched second by a base runner in baseball

(... is a kind of base ) the base that must be touched third by a base runner in baseball

"he was cut down on a close play at third"

(... is part of base) the area of a baseball field that is enclosed by 3 bases and home plate

Definition 4: (electronics) the part of a transistor that separates the emitter from the collector - [noun denoting artifact]

(base is a kind of ...) a conductor used to make electrical contact with some part of a circuit

(... is part of base) a semiconductor device capable of amplification

(base belongs to category ...) the branch of physics that deals with the emission and effects of electrons and with the use of electronic devices

Definition 5: installation from which a military force initiates operations - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where base or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the attack wiped out our forward bases

Synonyms for base in the sense of this definition

(base is a kind of ...) any facility servicing military forces

(... is a kind of base ) a base for military aircraft

(... is a kind of base ) a large base of operations for an army

(... is a kind of base ) an artillery base to support advancing troops

(... is a kind of base ) base of operations for a naval fleet

(... is a kind of base ) a military base for rocket missiles

(base belongs to category ...) the military forces of a nation

"their military is the largest in the region" "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"

Definition 6: a flat bottom on which something is intended to sit - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where base or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a tub should sit on its own base

(base is a kind of ...) the lower side of anything

(... is part of base) a (usually rectangular) container; may have a lid

"he rummaged through a box of spare parts"

(... is part of base) a piece of furniture holding one or more electric light bulbs

(... is part of base) an object used as a container (especially for liquids)

Definition 7: the stock of basic facilities and capital equipment needed for the functioning of a country or area - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where base or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the industrial base of Japan

Synonyms for base in the sense of this definition

(base is a kind of ...) a supply of something available for future use

"he brought back a large store of Cuban cigars"

(base is a part of ...) a facility that provides a source of water

"the town debated the purification of the water supply" "first you have to cut off the water"

(base is a part of ...) a facility consisting of the means and equipment necessary for the movement of passengers or goods

(base is a part of ...) facility consisting of a system of sewers for carrying off liquid and solid sewage

(base is a part of ...) establishment including the plant and equipment for providing education from kindergarten through high school

(base is a part of ...) structures (such as highways or schools or bridges or docks) constructed at government expense for public use

(base is a part of ...) a system of high tension cables by which electrical power is distributed throughout a region

(base is a part of ...) an institution where persons are confined for punishment and to protect the public

(base is a part of ...) a principal pipe in a system that distributes water or gas or electricity or that collects sewage

(base is a part of ...) facility (plant and equipment) for providing natural-gas service

(base is a part of ...) a station housing fire apparatus and firemen

(base is a part of ...) facility consisting of the physical plants and equipment for disseminating information

Definition 8: the principal ingredient of a mixture - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where base or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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 is a kind of ...) a component of a mixture or compound

Definition 9: the fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where base or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the whole argument rested on a basis of conjecture

Synonyms for base in the sense of this definition

(base is a kind of ...) a hypothesis that is taken for granted

"any society is built upon certain assumptions"

(... is a kind of base ) the fundamental part

"successful negotiation is the meat and potatoes of arbitration"

(... is part of base) thought that makes something comprehensible

Definition 10: (linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where base or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • thematic vowels are part of the stem

Synonyms for base in the sense of this definition

(base is a kind of ...) the phonological or orthographic sound or appearance of a word that can be used to describe or identify something

"the inflected forms of a word can be represented by a stem and a list of inflections to be attached"

(base belongs to category ...) the scientific study of language

Definition 11: a lower limit - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where base or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the government established a wage floor

Synonyms for base in the sense of this definition

(base is a kind of ...) the economic policy of controlling or limiting or curbing prices or wages etc.

"they wanted to repeal all the legislation that imposed economic controls"

(... is a kind of base ) floor below which prices are not allowed to fall

"the government used price supports to maintain the price floor"

(... is a kind of base ) floor below which wages are not allowed to fall

Definition 12: 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 - [noun denoting group]

Synonyms for base in the sense of this definition

(base is an instance of ...) a political movement that uses terror as a weapon to achieve its goals

(base belongs to category ...) the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear

(base belongs to a domain located in ...) a mountainous landlocked country in central Asia; bordered by Iran to the west and Russia to the north and Pakistan to the east and south

"Soviet troops invaded Afghanistan in 1979"

(base belongs to a domain located in ...) a Muslim republic that occupies the heartland of ancient south Asian civilization in the Indus River valley; formerly part of India; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1947

Definition 13: (anatomy) the part of an organ nearest its point of attachment - [noun denoting location]

Samples where base or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the base of the skull

(base is a kind of ...) the lowest part of anything

"they started at the bottom of the hill"

(base belongs to category ...) the branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals

Definition 14: the place where you are stationed and from which missions start and end - [noun denoting location]

Synonyms for base in the sense of this definition

(base is a kind of ...) a point or extent in space

Definition 15: the bottom or lowest part - [noun denoting object]

Samples where base or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the base of the mountain

(base is a kind of ...) a portion of a natural object

"they analyzed the river into three parts" "he needed a piece of granite"

Definition 16: (numeration system) the positive integer that is equivalent to one in the next higher counting place - [noun denoting quantity]

Samples where base or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 10 is the radix of the decimal system

Synonyms for base in the sense of this definition

(base is a kind of ...) a concept of quantity involving zero and units

"every number has a unique position in the sequence"

(base belongs to category ...) any notation for the representation of numbers

Definition 17: the most important or necessary part of something - [noun denoting linkdef]

Samples where base or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the basis of this drink is orange juice

Synonyms for base in the sense of this definition

(base is a kind of ...) something determined in relation to something that includes it

"he wanted to feel a part of something bigger than himself" "I read a portion of the manuscript" "the smaller component is hard to reach" "the animal constituent of plankton"

Definition 18: the bottom side of a geometric figure from which the altitude can be constructed - [noun denoting shape]

Samples where base or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the base of the triangle

(base is a kind of ...) a subfigure consisting of a side of something

Definition 19: any of various water-soluble compounds capable of turning litmus blue and reacting with an acid to form a salt and water - [noun denoting substance]

Samples where base or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • bases include oxides and hydroxides of metals and ammonia

Synonyms for base in the sense of this definition

(base is a kind of ...) (chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight

(... is a kind of base ) a toxic colorless flammable liquid organic base with a disagreeable odor; usually derived from coal

(... is a kind of base ) a colorless crystalline organic base containing nitrogen; the parent compound of various biologically important substances

(... is a kind of base ) any of several bases that are derivatives of purine

(... is a kind of base ) an organic base C3H4N2; a histamine inhibitor

(... is a kind of base ) a white crystalline organic base; used mainly in making melamine resins

(... is a kind of base ) any of several basic compounds derived from pyrimidine

Definition 20: a phosphoric ester of a nucleoside; the basic structural unit of nucleic acids (DNA or RNA) - [noun denoting substance]

Synonyms for base in the sense of this definition

(base is a kind of ...) organic compound formed by reaction between an acid and an alcohol with elimination of water

(... is a kind of base ) one of the pairs of chemical bases joined by hydrogen bonds that connect the complementary strands of a DNA molecule or of an RNA molecule that has two strands; the base pairs are adenine with thymine and guanine with cytosine in DNA and adenine with uracil and guanine with cytosine in RNA

(... is a kind of base ) (biochemistry) a polynucleotide whose molecules contain relatively few nucleotides

(... is a kind of base ) (biochemistry) a linear polymer whose molecule is composed of many nucleotide units constituting a section of a nucleic acid molecule

(... is a kind of base ) the smallest unit of DNA where a mutation can occur

(... is a kind of base ) one of the four nucleotides used in building DNA; all four nucleotides have a common phosphate group and a sugar (ribose)

(... is a kind of base ) one of the four nucleotides used in building DNA; all four nucleotides have a common phosphate group and a sugar (ribose)

(... is a kind of base ) one of the four nucleotides used in building DNA; all four nucleotides have a common phosphate group and a sugar (ribose)

(... is a kind of base ) one of the four nucleotides used in building DNA; all four nucleotides have a common phosphate group and a sugar (ribose)

(... is a kind of base ) a nucleotide derived from adenosine that occurs in muscle tissue; the major source of energy for cellular reactions

(... is a kind of base ) an ester of adenosine that is converted to ATP for energy storage

(... is a kind of base ) a nucleotide found in muscle cells and important in metabolism; reversibly convertible to ADP and ATP

(... is a kind of base ) a base containing nitrogen that is found in RNA (but not in DNA) and derived from pyrimidine; pairs with adenine

Definition 21: use as a basis for; found on - [verb of cognition]

Samples where base or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • base a claim on some observation

Synonyms for base in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of base ) found or ground

"build a defense on nothing but the accused person's reputation"

Definition 22: use (purified cocaine) by burning it and inhaling the fumes - [verb of consumption]

Synonyms for base in the sense of this definition

(base is a kind of ...) use recreational drugs

Definition 23: situate as a center of operations - [verb of stative]

Samples where base or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • we will base this project in the new lab

(base is a kind of ...) determine or indicate the place, site, or limits of, as if by an instrument or by a survey

"Our sense of sight enables us to locate objects in space" "Locate the boundaries of the property"

Definition 24: serving as or forming a base - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where base or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the painter applied a base coat followed by two finishing coats

Synonyms for base in the sense of this definition

(base is similar to ...) pertaining to or constituting a base or basis

"a basic fact" "the basic ingredients" "basic changes in public opinion occur because of changes in priorities"

Definition 25: debased; not genuine - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where base or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an attempt to eliminate the base coinage

(base is similar to ...) not genuine; imitating something superior

"counterfeit emotion" "counterfeit money" "counterfeit works of art" "a counterfeit prince"

Definition 26: having or showing an ignoble lack of honor or morality - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where base or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for base in the sense of this definition

(base is similar to ...) completely lacking nobility in character or quality or purpose

"something cowardly and ignoble in his attitude" "I think it a less evil that some criminals should escape than that the government should play an ignoble part"

Definition 27: illegitimate - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for base in the sense of this definition

(base is similar to ...) of marriages and offspring; not recognized as lawful

(base is used in the usage domain ...) the use of an archaic expression

Definition 28: (used of metals) consisting of or alloyed with inferior metal - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where base or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • base coins of aluminum
  • a base metal

(base is similar to ...) of low or inferior quality

Definition 29: of low birth or station (`base' is archaic in this sense) - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where base or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • baseborn wretches with dirty faces
  • of humble (or lowly) birth

Synonyms for base in the sense of this definition

(base is similar to ...) of humble birth or origins

"a topsy-turvy society of lowborn rich and blue-blooded poor"

Definition 30: not adhering to ethical or moral principles - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where base or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • base and unpatriotic motives
  • a base, degrading way of life
  • cheating is dishonorable
  • they considered colonialism immoral
  • unethical practices in handling public funds

Synonyms for base in the sense of this definition

(base is similar to ...) contrary to conscience or morality or law

"it is wrong for the rich to take advantage of the poor" "cheating is wrong" "it is wrong to lie"

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