Complete Definition of "base"

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English

Etymology

  1. (Adjective) From OF. bas, from LL. bassus
  2. (Noun) From OF. bas, from L. basis, from AGr. βάσις

Pronunciation
bās, /beɪs/, /<tt>beIs</tt>/

audio|en-us-base.ogg|Audio (US)

Noun
en-noun

  1. Something from which other things extend; a foundation.
  2. The starting point of a logical deduction or thought.
  3. A permanent structure for housing military personnel and material.
  4. The place where decisions for an organization are made; headquarters.
  5. 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.
  6. A safe zone in the children's games of tag and hide-and-go-seek
  7. architecture The lowermost part of a column, between the shaft and the pedestal or pavement.
  8. baseball One of the three places that a runner can stand in safety.
  9. biology|biochemistry A nucleotide's nucleobase in the context of a DNA or RNA biopolymer.
  10. botany The end of a leaf,petal or similar organ where it is attached to its support.
  11. electronics The name of the controlling terminal of a transistor.
  12. 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.
  13. mathematics A number raised to the power of an exponent.

#: The logarithm to base 2 of 8 is 3.

  1. topology The set of sets from which a topology is generated.

Synonyms
sense|chemical compound that will neutralize an acid alkali

Antonyms
sense|chemical compound that will neutralize an acid acid
sense|end of a leaf apex

Derived terms
rel-top|derived terms
air base
base bag
baseball
baseband
baseboard
base box
base-burner
base camp
base censor
base coat
base color/base colour
base course
base exchange
base hospital
baseless
baselevel
baseline
basely
base load
baseman
basement
base molding/base moulding
base out
base over apex
baseplate
base-player
base-playing
base point
base port
base rate
base ring
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baserunner
base-running
base ship
base shoot
base squadron
base-stealer
base-stealing
base substitution
base table
base unit
base wallah
counterbase
database
debase
get to first base
first base
freebase
home base
knowledge base
leuco-base
make first base
off base
power base
prisoner's base, prisoners' base
second base
subbase
surbase
third base
wheelbase
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Related terms
basal
basilar
embase, imbase

Translations
trans-top|foundation
Arabic: ARchar|أساس m, ARchar|قاعدة f
Catalan: base f, fonament m
Chinese traditional/simplified: 基礎, 基础 (jī chǔ)
Dutch: t+|nl|basis|f
Finnish: perustus, pohja (concrete), perusta (figurative)
French: t+|fr|base
German: t+|de|Basis|f, t+|de|Grundlage|f
Hebrew: t+|he|בסיס|m|trbasys|scHebr
Italian: t-|it|basi|f|p
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Kurdish: KUchar|بنکه‌
Portuguese: t+|pt|base|f
Slovene: temelj m
Spanish: t+|es|base|f
Swedish: t+|sv|grund
Turkish: temel
Telugu: పీఠం
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trans-top|starting point
Catalan: #Catalan|base f, principi m, fonament m
Chinese traditional/simplified: 基礎, 基础 (jī chǔ)
Dutch: basis f, vertrekpunt n
Finnish: alkupiste, perusta
French: t+|fr|base
German: t+|de|Basis|f, t+|de|Grundlage|f
Hebrew: נקודת מוצא (nequdat motza) f
Italian: t+|it|base|f
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Swedish: t-|sv|början
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trans-top|permanent structure for housing a military
Arabic: ARchar|قاعدة f
Catalan: #Catalan|base f, caserna f
Chinese traditional/simplified: 基地, 基地 (jī dì)
Czech: t-|cs|základna|f
Dutch: basis f, kazerne f
Finnish: t|fi|tukikohta
French: base, caserne f
German: Kaserne f, Basis f
Hebrew: t+|he|בסיס|m|trbasys|scHebr
Ido: kazerno
Italian: t+|it|base|f, t-|it|caserma|f
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Portuguese: t+|pt|base|f
Slovene: baza f, oporišče n
Swedish: t+|sv|bas
Telugu: స్థావరం
Turkish: üs
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trans-top|headquarters
Arabic: ARchar|قاعدة f, ARchar|مركز m
Catalan: seu f
Chinese traditional/simplified: 總部, 总部 (zǒng bù)
Dutch: basis f, hoofdkwartier n
Finnish: t|fi|päämaja
German: t+|de|Basis|f
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Telugu: స్థావరం
Turkish: karargâh
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trans-top|chemical compound that will neutralize an acid
Arabic: ARchar|قاعدة f
Catalan: #Catalan|base f
Chinese traditional/simplified: 鹼性, 碱性 (jiǎn xìng)
Czech: t-|cs|zásada|f
Dutch: t+|nl|base|f
Finnish: t-|fi|emäs
French: t+|fr|base
German: Base, f (:de:Base)
Hebrew: t+|he|בסיס|m|trbasys|scHebr
Italian: t+|it|base|f
trans-mid
Portuguese: t+|pt|base|f
Slovene: t+|sl|baza|f
Swedish: t+|sv|bas
Telugu: క్షారం
Turkish: t+|tr|baz
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trans-top|safe zone in children's game
Chinese traditional/simplified: 壘, 垒 (lěi)
Finnish: t+|fi|koti, t+|fi|pesä
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trans-top|lowermost part of a column
trans-mid
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trans-top|baseball: one of the three places that a runner can stand in safety
Finnish: t+|fi|pesä
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trans-top|colloquial term for a nucleotide
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trans-top|end of a leaf,petal or similar organ where it is attached to its support
Finnish: t+|fi|kanta
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trans-top|electronics: controlling terminal of a transistor
Finnish: t+|fi|kanta
trans-mid
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trans-top|lower, horizontal line in a triangle or the horizontal plane of a 3D object
Arabic: ARchar|قاعدة f
Catalan: #Catalan|base f
Czech: t-|cs|základna|f
Dutch: t+|nl|basis|f
Finnish: t+|fi|kanta
French: t+|fr|base
German: t+|de|Basis|f
Hebrew: t+|he|בסיס|m|trbasys|scHebr
Ido: bazo
Italian: t+|it|base|f
trans-mid
Portuguese: t+|pt|base|f
Slovene: osnovnica f (triangle)
Swedish: t+|sv|bas
Telugu: భూమి (త్రిభుజం వైశాల్యం = అర*భూమి*ఎత్తు)
Turkish: taban (3)
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trans-top|number raised to the power of an exponent (mathematics)
Czech: t-|cs|základ|m
Finnish: t+|fi|kanta
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ttbc|Esperanto: bazo
ttbc|Indonesian: dasar, alas
ttbc|Interlingua: base
ttbc|Japanese: 基礎 (きそ, kiso), もと (moto)
ttbc|Spanish: base f
ttbc|Volapük: stab#Volapük|stab
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Transitive verb
rfc-trverb|Transitive verb
en-verb|bas|ing

  1. to have as its foundation or starting point
  2. to be located (at a particular place)

Derived terms
-based
base on

Translations

trans-top|have as its foundation or starting point
Arabic: ARchar|يبنى على (yubna), ARchar|يستند إلى (yastaned)
Catalan: basar
Dutch: baseren, zich baseren op
Finnish: t+|fi|perustaa
French: t+|fr|baser
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Interlingua: basar
Portuguese: t+|pt|basar
Spanish: t+|es|basar
Volapük: stabön
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be located

Adjective
base (baser, basest)

base (more base, most base)

  1. low
  2. inferior
  3. immoral
  4. common

Translations
trans-top|low
Arabic: t-|ar|منخفض|sc=ARchar
Catalan: baix, abjecte, vil, indigne, innoble
Finnish: t+|fi|matala
French: bas, abject, indigne, ignoble
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trans-top|inferior
Arabic: ARchar|دنيء
Catalan: indigne, innoble
Finnish: ala-arvoinen
French: indigne, ignoble
trans-mid
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trans-top|immoral
Arabic: ARchar|فاسق
Catalan: immoral
Finnish: moraaliton, säädytön
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trans-top|common
Arabic: ARchar|شائع
Catalan: vulgar
Finnish: t+|fi|yleinen
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Derived terms
base-born
base-bred
base coin
base estate
base fee
basely
base metal
base-minded
baseness
base-spirited
base tenant
base tenure
base-witted

See also
base jumper
base jumping<!--here "base" is an acronym-->

Category:1000 English basic words


Italian
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Etymology
Latin basis

Noun
it-noun|bas|f|e|i

  1. base#English|base
  2. basis

Antonyms
sommità, altezza

Related terms
basare
basico
basilare
di base

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