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

Famous quotes containing the word based:

    That’s my problem, chaplain: I’m yellow. PFC Bernstein—plumb, fat coward. Hey, can you get a Section 8 for being yellow?
    James Poe, U.S. screenwriter, and Based On Play. Robert Aldrich. Bernstein (Robert Strauss)

    Whoever invented the meeting must have had Hollywood in mind. I think they should consider giving Oscars for meetings: Best Meeting of the Year, Best Supporting Meeting, Best Meeting Based on Material from Another Meeting.
    William Goldman (b. 1931)

    A marriage based on full confidence, based on complete and unqualified frankness on both sides; they are not keeping anything back; there’s no deception underneath it all. If I might so put it, it’s an agreement for the mutual forgiveness of sin.
    Henrik Ibsen (1828–1906)