Associations to the word «Base»


BASE, noun. Something from which other things extend; a foundation.
BASE, noun. A supporting, lower or bottom component of a structure or object.
BASE, noun. The starting point of a logical deduction or thought; basis.
BASE, noun. A permanent structure for housing military personnel and material.
BASE, noun. The place where decisions for an organization are made; headquarters.
BASE, noun. (cooking) (painting) (pharmacy) A basic but essential component or ingredient.
BASE, noun. A substance used as a mordant in dyeing.
BASE, noun. (cosmetics) Foundation: a cosmetic cream to make the face appear uniform.
BASE, noun. (chemistry) Any of a class of generally water-soluble compounds, having bitter taste, that turn red litmus blue, and react with acids to form salts.
BASE, noun. Important areas in games and sports.
BASE, noun. A safe zone in the children's games of tag and hide-and-go-seek.
BASE, noun. (baseball) One of the three places that a runner can stand without being subject to being tagged out.
BASE, noun. (architecture) The lowermost part of a column, between the shaft and the pedestal or pavement.
BASE, noun. (biology) (biochemistry) A nucleotide's nucleobase in the context of a DNA or RNA biopolymer.
BASE, noun. (botany) The end of a leaf, petal or similar organ where it is attached to its support.
BASE, noun. (electronics) The name of the controlling terminal of a bipolar transistor (BJT).
BASE, noun. (geometry) The lowest side of a in a triangle or other polygon, or the lowest face of a cone, pyramid or other polyhedron laid flat.
BASE, noun. (heraldiccharge) The lowest third of a shield or escutcheon.
BASE, noun. (mathematics) A number raised to the power of an exponent.
BASE, noun. (mathematics) Alternative to radix.
BASE, noun. (topology) The set of sets from which a topology is generated.
BASE, noun. (topology) A topological space, looked at in relation to one of its covering spaces, fibrations, or bundles.
BASE, noun. (acrobatics) (cheerleading) In hand-to-hand balance, the person who supports the flyer; the person that remains in contact with the ground.
BASE, noun. (linguistics) A morpheme (or morphemes) that serves as a basic foundation on which affixes can be attached.
BASE, noun. (music) Dated form of bass.
BASE, noun. (military) (historical) The smallest kind of cannon.
BASE, noun. (heraldry) The lower part of the field. See escutcheon.
BASE, noun. The housing of a horse.
BASE, noun. (historical) (in the plural) A kind of skirt (often of velvet or brocade, but sometimes of mailed armour) which hung from the middle to about the knees, or lower.
BASE, noun. (obsolete) The lower part of a robe or petticoat.
BASE, noun. (obsolete) An apron.
BASE, noun. 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.
BASE, verb. (transitive) To give as its foundation or starting point; to lay the foundation of.
BASE, verb. (transitive) To be located (at a particular place).
BASE, verb. (acrobatics) (cheerleading) To act as a base; to be the person supporting the flyer.
BASE, adjective. (obsolete) Low in height; short.
BASE, adjective. Low in place or position.
BASE, adjective. (obsolete) Of low value or degree.
BASE, adjective. (archaic) Of low social standing or rank; vulgar, common.
BASE, adjective. Morally reprehensible, immoral; cowardly.
BASE, adjective. (now rare) Inferior; unworthy, of poor quality.
BASE, adjective. Designating those metals which are not classed as precious or noble.
BASE, adjective. Alloyed with inferior metal; debased.
BASE, adjective. (obsolete) Of illegitimate birth; bastard.
BASE, adjective. Not classical or correct.
BASE, adjective. Obsolete form of bass.
BASE, adjective. (legal) Not held by honourable service.
BASE, noun. (now chiefly US) (historical) The game of prisoners' bars. [from 15th c.]
BASE, acronym. Alternative form of BASE
BASE, acronym. Building, Antenna-tower, Span, Earth
BASE BALL, noun. (obsolete) (1800s) baseball
BASE CASE, noun. The part of a recursive definition or algorithm that is not defined in terms of itself.
BASE CASE, noun. The basis in mathematical induction, showing that a statement holds when n is equal to the lowest value that n is given in the question (usually 0 or 1).
BASE CASES, noun. Plural of base case
BASE CHARACTER, noun. (computing) A character whose appearance is modified by one or more combining characters.
BASE CHARACTERS, noun. Plural of base character
BASE CLASS, noun. (programming) (object-oriented) A class from which other classes can be derived, inheriting its functionality or interface; a potential superclass for subclasses.
BASE CLASSES, noun. Plural of base class
BASE COMMUNICATIONS, noun. (telecommunication) (military) (US) Communications services, such as the installation, operation, maintenance, augmentation, modification, and rehabilitation of communications networks, systems, facilities, and equipment, including off-post extensions, provided for the operation of a military post, camp, installation, station, or activity.
BASE COURT, noun. The secondary, inferior, or rear courtyard of a large house, or outer court of a castle.
BASE COURT, noun. (legal) An inferior court of law, not a court of record.
BASE COURTS, noun. Plural of base court
BASE FLASHING, noun. (roofing) Plies or strips of roof membrane material used to close-off and/or seal a roof at the horizonta-to-vertical intersections. Membrane base flashing covers the edge of the field membrane.
BASE GAS, noun. (chemistry) (science) A gas like ammonia that has basic properties.
BASE HIT, noun. (baseball) A successful hit in which the batter safely reaches base
BASE HITS, noun. Plural of base hit
BASE ISOLATION, noun. A collection of a building’s structural elements resting on its foundation to provide partial separation of the building from shaking ground thus upgrading the building's seismic fitness. For video demonstration, click here: [1]
BASE JUMP, noun. A parachute jump from a fixed point rather than from an aircraft; typically from a tall building, high bridge or rock formation.
BASE JUMP, verb. (intransitive) To make such a jump.
BASE JUMPED, verb. Simple past tense and past participle of BASE jump
BASE JUMPER, noun. Someone who BASE jumps
BASE JUMPERS, noun. Plural of BASE jumper
BASE JUMPING, noun. (sports) An extreme sport consisting of jumping from a fixed structure on land, using a parachute
BASE JUMPING, verb. Present participle of BASE jump
BASE JUMPING, noun. Alternative spelling of BASE jumping
BASE JUMPS, noun. Plural of BASE jump
BASE JUMPS, verb. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of BASE jump
BASE MEMORY, noun. (computing) The first 640k of RAM on an IBM-compatible PC
BASE MEMORY, noun. (computing) The amount of RAM installed on a new PC (that may be upgraded by the user)
BASE METAL, noun. (chemistry) Any metal at the lower end of the electrochemical series that oxidizes readily.
BASE METAL, noun. (metallurgy) The metal to be welded (rather than that used to weld).
BASE METAL, noun. A common or inexpensive metal
BASE METAL, noun. (chiefly alchemy) one that was hoped to be transmuted into a precious metal.
BASE METALS, noun. Plural of base metal
BASE OFF OF, verb. (US) (informal) To base on.
BASE ON, verb. (transitive) To ground (an opinion, a conclusion, etc) on.
BASE ON, verb. (transitive) To derive (a work) from.
BASE ON BALLS, noun. (baseball) An instance where the batter is allowed to go directly to first base without the possibility of being put out, due to the opposing pitcher delivering four balls.
BASE OVER APEX, adverb. (informal) (idiomatic) falling over in a jumbled heap.
BASE PAIR, noun. (biology) In molecular biology, two nucleotides on opposite complementary DNA or RNA strands that are connected via hydrogen bonds.
BASE PAIRS, noun. Plural of base pair
BASE RADIO, noun. (radio) A wireless communications station installed at a fixed location and used to communicate as part of a two-way radio system or wireless telephone system.
BASE RATE FALLACY, noun. A common error in logical reasoning where an effect is attributed to an incorrect cause because the basic statistical ratios have not been taken into account.
BASE RENT, noun. (legal) The amount of rent assessed before inclusion of additional expenses or other factors that increase the amount of rent to be paid.
BASE RUNNER, noun. (baseball) Alternative spelling of baserunner
BASE SHEET, noun. (roofing) an impregnated, saturated, or coated felt placed as the first ply in some low-slope roof systems.
BASE STATION, noun. (surveying) A GPS receiver at known fixed location, used to derive correction information for nearby portable GPS receivers.
BASE STATION, noun. (computing) (networking) A radio receiver/transmitter that serves as the hub of the local wireless network, and may also be the gateway between a wired network and the wireless network.
BASE STATION, noun. (radio) A wireless communications station installed at a fixed location and used to communicate as part of a two-way radio system or wireless telephone system.
BASE STATION SUBSYSTEM, noun. (telecommunications) that section of a GSM network which is responsible for transmitting radio signals to and receiving radio signals from a mobile phone
BASE STATIONS, noun. Plural of base station
BASE UNIT, noun. A unit of measurement on which others are based.
BASE UNIT, noun. The main unit of a computer or hi-fi system.
BASE UNITS, noun. Plural of base unit
BASE UPON, verb. (formal) To base on.
BASE YEAR, noun. A year chosen for comparison with other years, in statistical analysis and various indices, such as a price index. It usually has an arbitrary value of 100 to make percentage comparisons easier. A new base year can be chosen as the years progress.

Dictionary definition

BASE, noun. Installation from which a military force initiates operations; "the attack wiped out our forward bases".
BASE, noun. Lowest support of a structure; "it was built on a base of solid rock"; "he stood at the foot of the tower".
BASE, noun. A place that the runner must touch before scoring; "he scrambled to get back to the bag".
BASE, noun. The bottom or lowest part; "the base of the mountain".
BASE, noun. (anatomy) the part of an organ nearest its point of attachment; "the base of the skull".
BASE, noun. A lower limit; "the government established a wage floor".
BASE, noun. The fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained; "the whole argument rested on a basis of conjecture".
BASE, noun. A support or foundation; "the base of the lamp".
BASE, noun. A phosphoric ester of a nucleoside; the basic structural unit of nucleic acids (DNA or RNA).
BASE, noun. Any of various water-soluble compounds capable of turning litmus blue and reacting with an acid to form a salt and water; "bases include oxides and hydroxides of metals and ammonia".
BASE, noun. The bottom side of a geometric figure from which the altitude can be constructed; "the base of the triangle".
BASE, noun. The most important or necessary part of something; "the basis of this drink is orange juice".
BASE, noun. (numeration system) the positive integer that is equivalent to one in the next higher counting place; "10 is the radix of the decimal system".
BASE, noun. The place where you are stationed and from which missions start and end.
BASE, 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.
BASE, noun. (linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed; "thematic vowels are part of the stem".
BASE, noun. The stock of basic facilities and capital equipment needed for the functioning of a country or area; "the industrial base of Japan".
BASE, noun. 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, noun. A flat bottom on which something is intended to sit; "a tub should sit on its own base".
BASE, noun. (electronics) the part of a transistor that separates the emitter from the collector.
BASE, verb. Use as a basis for; found on; "base a claim on some observation".
BASE, verb. Situate as a center of operations; "we will base this project in the new lab".
BASE, verb. Use (purified cocaine) by burning it and inhaling the fumes.
BASE, adjective. Serving as or forming a base; "the painter applied a base coat followed by two finishing coats".
BASE, adjective. Of low birth or station (`base' is archaic in this sense); "baseborn wretches with dirty faces"; "of humble (or lowly) birth".
BASE, adjective. (used of metals) consisting of or alloyed with inferior metal; "base coins of aluminum"; "a base metal".
BASE, adjective. 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, adjective. 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 vulgar and meanspirited in politics".
BASE, adjective. Illegitimate.
BASE, adjective. Debased; not genuine; "an attempt to eliminate the base coinage".

Wise words

Words are but symbols for the relations of things to one another and to us; nowhere do they touch upon absolute truth.
Friedrich Nietzsche