39 Definitions of Base

The meaning of the word base, the definition of Base:

n. - The bottom of anything, considered as its support, or that on which something rests for support; the foundation; as, the base of a statue.

n. - Fig.: The fundamental or essential part of a thing; the essential principle; a groundwork.

n. - The lower part of a wall, pier, or column, when treated as a separate feature, usually in projection, or especially ornamented.

n. - The lower part of a complete architectural design, as of a monument; also, the lower part of any elaborate piece of furniture or decoration.

n. - That extremity of a leaf, fruit, etc., at which it is attached to its support.

n. - 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.

n. - The chief ingredient in a compound.

n. - A substance used as a mordant.

n. - The exterior side of the polygon, or that imaginary line which connects the salient angles of two adjacent bastions.

n. - The line or surface constituting that part of a figure on which it is supposed to stand.

n. - The number from which a mathematical table is constructed; as, the base of a system of logarithms.

n. - A low, or deep, sound. (Mus.) (a) The lowest part; the deepest male voice. (b) One who sings, or the instrument which plays, base.

n. - 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.

n. - The smallest kind of cannon.

n. - That part of an organ by which it is attached to another more central organ.

n. - The basal plane of a crystal.

n. - The ground mass of a rock, especially if not distinctly crystalline.

n. - The lower part of the field. See Escutcheon.

n. - The housing of a horse.

n. - 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.

n. - The lower part of a robe or petticoat.

n. - An apron.

n. - The point or line from which a start is made; a starting place or a goal in various games.

n. - 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.

n. - A rustic play; -- called also prisoner's base, prison base, or bars.

n. - Any one of the four bounds which mark the circuit of the infield.

n. - 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. - Of little, or less than the usual, height; of low growth; as, base shrubs.

a. - Low in place or position.

a. - Of humble birth; or low degree; lowly; mean.

a. - Illegitimate by birth; bastard.

a. - Of little comparative value, as metal inferior to gold and silver, the precious metals.

a. - Alloyed with inferior metal; debased; as, base coin; base bullion.

a. - Morally low. Hence: Low-minded; unworthy; without dignity of sentiment; ignoble; mean; illiberal; menial; as, a base fellow; base motives; base occupations.

a. - Not classical or correct.

a. - Deep or grave in sound; as, the base tone of a violin.

a. - 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.

a. - To abase; to let, or cast, down; to lower.

a. - To reduce the value of; to debase.

The word "base" uses 4 letters: A B E S

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Words formed by adding one letter before or after base, or to base in any order:

a - abase   b - abbes babes   d - based beads sabed   k - bakes beaks   l - ables bales blase sable   m - beams bemas mabes   n - banes beans nabes   r - bares baser bears braes saber sabre   s - bases sabes   t - abets baste bates beast beats betas tabes   u - abuse beaus   y - abyes  

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ab abs ae as ba bas be es sab sae sea

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