What is base?

  • (adj): Illegitimate.
    Synonyms: baseborn
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on base, bases:

K. I. Sawyer Air Force Base
... Sawyer Air Force Base is a decommissioned U.S ... Air Force base in Marquette County, Michigan, southeast of the city of Marquette ... The base, near the center of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, operated for nearly forty years and closed in 1995 ...
... Antiprisms are similar to prisms except the bases are twisted relative to each other, and that the side faces are triangles, rather than quadrilaterals ... In the case of a regular n-sided base, one usually considers the case where its copy is twisted by an angle 180°/n ... Extra regularity is obtained by the line connecting the base centers being perpendicular to the base planes, making it a right antiprism ...
Bishkek - Transportation - Air
... to use Manas International Airport as an air base for its military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq ... Russia subsequently (2003) established an air base of its own (Kant Air Base) near Kant some 20 kilometres (12 mi) east of Bishkek ...
K. I. Sawyer Air Force Base - History - Legacy
... Sawyer AFB was a favorite base among the SAC community ... Although isolated and definitely northern, it was an attractive base for its pleasing North Woods location and its proximity to outdoor activities off the base ... While the base was sometimes referred to as "K.I ...

More definitions of "base":

  • (noun): Place that runner must touch before scoring.
    Synonyms: bag
  • (adj): Debased; not genuine.
    Example: "An attempt to eliminate the base coinage"
  • (adj): Of low birth or station ('base' is archaic in this sense).
    Synonyms: baseborn, humble, lowly
  • (noun): An intensely anti-western terrorist network that dispenses money and logistical support and training to a wide variety of radical Islamic terrorist group; has cells in more than 50 countries.
    Synonyms: al-Qaeda, Qaeda, al-Qa'ida, al-Qaida
  • (adj): Having or showing an ignoble lack of honor or morality.
    Example: "That liberal obedience without which your army would be a base rabble"- Edmund Burke
    Synonyms: mean, meanspirited
  • (noun): The place where you are stationed and from which missions start and end.
    Synonyms: home
  • (noun): A flat bottom on which something is intended to sit.
    Example: "A tub should sit on its own base"
  • (noun): The principal ingredient of a mixture.
    Example: "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"
  • (adj): (used of metals) consisting of or alloyed with inferior metal.
    Example: "Base coins of aluminum"; "a base metal"
  • (noun): The stock of basic facilities and capital equipment needed for the functioning of a country or area.
    Example: "The industrial base of Japan"
    Synonyms: infrastructure
  • (noun): Installation from which a military force initiates operations.
    Synonyms: base of operations
  • (noun): (anatomy) the part of an organ nearest its point of attachment.
    Example: "The base of the skull"
  • (noun): (electronics) the part of a transistor that separates the emitter from the collector.
  • (adj): Serving as or forming a base.
    Example: "The painter applied a base coat followed by two finishing coats"
    Synonyms: basal
  • (noun): The bottom or lowest part.
    Example: "The base of the mountain"
  • (verb): Use (purified cocaine) by burning it and inhaling the fumes.
    Synonyms: free-base
  • (noun): Any of various water-soluble compounds capable of turning litmus blue and reacting with an acid to form a salt and water.
    Synonyms: alkali
  • (verb): Use as a basis for; found on.
    Example: "Base a claim on some observation"
    Synonyms: establish, ground, found
  • (noun): (numeration system) the positive integer that is equivalent to one in the next higher counting place.
    Synonyms: radix
  • (noun): The bottom side of a geometric figure from which the altitude can be constructed.
    Example: "The base of the triangle"
  • (noun): The most important or necessary part of something.
    Synonyms: basis
  • (noun): A lower limit.
    Synonyms: floor
  • (noun): A support or foundation.
    Example: "The base of the lamp"
    Synonyms: pedestal, stand

Famous quotes containing the word base:

    Were I as base as is the lowly plain,
    And you, my Love, as high as heaven above,
    Yet should the thoughts of me, your humble swain,
    Ascend to heaven in honour of my love.
    Joshua Sylvester (1561–1618)

    Study is like the heaven’s glorious sun,
    That will not be deep searched with saucy looks;
    Small have continual plodders ever won,
    Save base authority from others’ books.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    The worst of my actions or conditions seem not so ugly unto me as I find it both ugly and base not to dare to avouch for them.
    Michel de Montaigne (1533–1592)