Based

  • (adj): Being derived from (usually followed by 'on' or 'upon').
    Example: "A film based on a best-selling novel"
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "based":

  • (adj): Having a base.
    Example: "Firmly based ice"
  • (adj): Having a basis; often used as combining terms.
    Example: "A soundly based argument"
    Synonyms: founded
  • (adj): Having a base of operations.
    Example: "A company based in Atlanta"

Famous quotes containing the word based:

    The common erotic project of destroying women makes it possible for men to unite into a brotherhood; this project is the only firm and trustworthy groundwork for cooperation among males and all male bonding is based on it.
    Andrea Dworkin (b. 1946)

    “Next time,” said the Inventor, “a woman will be added. Beauty is easy to render because beauty is based on the rendering of beauty, but we are still working on her hips, we want her to roll them, and that is difficult.”
    Vladimir Nabokov (1899–1977)

    The fetish of the great university, of expensive colleges for young women, is too often simply a fetish. It is not based on a genuine desire for learning. Education today need not be sought at any great distance. It is largely compounded of two things, of a certain snobbishness on the part of parents, and of escape from home on the part of youth. And to those who must earn quickly it is often sheer waste of time. Very few colleges prepare their students for any special work.
    Mary Roberts Rinehart (1876–1958)