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Base vs. Basement

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Basenoun

Something from which other things extend; a foundation.

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A floor of a building below ground level.

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A supporting, lower or bottom component of a structure or object.

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(geology) A mass of igneous or metamorphic rock forming the foundation over which a platform of sedimentary rocks is laid.

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The starting point of a logical deduction or thought; basis.

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Last place in a sports conference standings.

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A permanent structure for housing military personnel and material.

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The outer wall of the ground story of a building, or of a part of that story, when treated as a distinct substructure. (See Base, n., 3 (a).) Hence: The rooms of a ground floor, collectively.

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The place where decisions for an organization are made; headquarters.

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the lowermost portion of a structure partly or wholly below ground level; often used for storage

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A basic but essential component or ingredient.

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the ground floor facade or interior in Renaissance architecture

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Basenoun

A substance used as a mordant in dyeing.

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the floor of a building which is partly or entirely below ground level

‘a basement flat’; ‘they went down the stairs into the basement’;

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(cosmetics) Foundation: a cosmetic cream to make the face appear uniform.

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the oldest formation of rocks underlying a particular area

‘basement rocks’;

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(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.

Basement

A basement or cellar is one or more floors of a building that are completely or partly below the ground floor. It generally is used as a utility space for a building, where such items as the boiler, water heater, breaker panel or fuse box, car park, and air-conditioning system are located; so also are amenities such as the electrical distribution system and cable television distribution point.

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Important areas in games and sports.

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A safe zone in the children's games of tag and hide-and-go-seek.

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(baseball) One of the three places that a runner can stand without being subject to being tagged out.

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(architecture) The lowermost part of a column, between the shaft and the pedestal or pavement.

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A nucleotide's nucleobase in the context of a DNA or RNA biopolymer.

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(botany) The end of a leaf, petal or similar organ where it is attached to its support.

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(electronics) The name of the controlling terminal of a bipolar transistor (BJT).

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(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.

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(heraldry) The lowest third of a shield or escutcheon.

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(heraldry) The lower part of the field. See escutcheon.

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(mathematics) A number raised to the power of an exponent.

‘The logarithm to base 2 of 8 is 3.’;

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(mathematics) lang=en.

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(topology) The set of sets from which a topology is generated.

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(topology) A topological space, looked at in relation to one of its covering spaces, fibrations, or bundles.

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In hand-to-hand balance, the person who supports the flyer; the person that remains in contact with the ground.

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(linguistics) A morpheme (or morphemes) that serves as a basic foundation on which affixes can be attached.

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(music) lang=en

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The smallest kind of cannon.

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(archaic) The housing of a horse.

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A kind of skirt (often of velvet or brocade, but sometimes of mailed armour) which hung from the middle to about the knees, or lower.

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(obsolete) The lower part of a robe or petticoat.

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(obsolete) An apron.

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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.

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The game of prisoners' bars.

Baseverb

(transitive) To give as its foundation or starting point; to lay the foundation of.

Baseverb

(transitive) To be located (at a particular place).

Baseverb

To act as a base; to be the person supporting the flyer.

Baseadjective

(obsolete) Low in height; short.

Baseadjective

Low in place or position.

Baseadjective

(obsolete) Of low value or degree.

Baseadjective

(archaic) Of low social standing or rank; vulgar, common.

Baseadjective

Morally reprehensible, immoral; cowardly.

Baseadjective

Inferior; unworthy, of poor quality.

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Designating those metals which are not classed as precious or noble.

Baseadjective

Alloyed with inferior metal; debased.

‘base coin’; ‘base bullion’;

Baseadjective

(obsolete) Of illegitimate birth; bastard.

Baseadjective

Not classical or correct.

‘base Latin’;

Baseadjective

obsolete form of bass

‘the base tone of a violin’;

Baseadjective

(legal) Not held by honourable service.

‘A base estate is one held by services not honourable, or held by villenage. Such a tenure is called base, or low, and the tenant is a base tenant.’;

Baseadjective

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

Baseadjective

Low in place or position.

Baseadjective

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

Baseadjective

Illegitimate by birth; bastard.

‘Why bastard? wherefore base?’;

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

Baseadjective

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

Baseadjective

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

Baseadjective

Not classical or correct.

Baseadjective

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

Baseadjective

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.

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

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

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

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

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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.

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The chief ingredient in a compound.

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A substance used as a mordant.

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

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

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

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

‘The trebles squeak for fear, the bases roar.’;

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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.

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The smallest kind of cannon.

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

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The basal plane of a crystal.

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

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The lower part of the field. See Escutcheon.

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The housing of a horse.

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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.

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The lower part of a robe or petticoat.

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An apron.

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

‘To their appointed base they went.’;

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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.

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

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

Baseverb

To put on a base or basis; to lay the foundation of; to found, as an argument or conclusion; - used with on or upon.

Baseverb

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

‘If any . . . based his pike.’;

Baseverb

To reduce the value of; to debase.

‘Metals which we can not base.’;

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any of various water-soluble compounds capable of turning litmus blue and reacting with an acid to form a salt and water;

‘bases include oxides and hydroxides of metals and ammonia’;

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installation from which a military force initiates operations;

‘the attack wiped out our forward bases’;

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lowest support of a structure;

‘it was built on a base of solid rock’; ‘he stood at the foot of the tower’;

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place that runner must touch before scoring;

‘he scrambled to get back to the bag’;

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(numeration system) the positive integer that is equivalent to one in the next higher counting place;

‘10 is the radix of the decimal system’;

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the bottom or lowest part;

‘the base of the mountain’;

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(anatomy) the part of an organ nearest its point of attachment;

‘the base of the skull’;

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a lower limit;

‘the government established a wage floor’;

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the fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained;

‘the whole argument rested on a basis of conjecture’;

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a support or foundation;

‘the base of the lamp’;

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the bottom side of a geometric figure from which the altitude can be constructed;

‘the base of the triangle’;

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the most important or necessary part of something;

‘the basis of this drink is orange juice’;

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the place where you are stationed and from which missions start and end

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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

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(linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed;

‘thematic vowels are part of the stem’;

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the stock of basic facilities and capital equipment needed for the functioning of a country or area;

‘the industrial base of Japan’;

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the principal ingredient of a mixture;

‘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’;

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a flat bottom on which something is intended to sit;

‘a tub should sit on its own base’;

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(electronics) the part of a transistor that separates the emitter from the collector

Baseverb

use as a basis for; found on;

‘base a claim on some observation’;

Baseverb

use (purified cocaine) by burning it and inhaling the fumes

Baseverb

assign to a station

Baseadjective

serving as or forming a base;

‘the painter applied a base coat followed by two finishing coats’;

Baseadjective

(used of metals) consisting of or alloyed with inferior metal;

‘base coins of aluminum’; ‘a base metal’;

Baseadjective

of low birth or station (`base' is archaic in this sense);

‘baseborn wretches with dirty faces’; ‘of humble (or lowly) birth’;

Baseadjective

not adhering to ethical or moral principles;

‘base and unpatriotic motives’; ‘a base, degrading way of life’; ‘cheating is dishonorable’; ‘they considered colonialism immoral’; ‘unethical practices in handling public funds’;

Baseadjective

having or showing an ignoble lack of honor or morality;

‘that liberal obedience without which your army would be a base rabble’; ‘taking a mean advantage’; ‘chok'd with ambition of the meaner sort’; ‘something essentially vulgar and meanspirited in politics’;

Baseadjective

illegitimate

Baseadjective

debased; not genuine;

‘an attempt to eliminate the base coinage’;

Basenoun

the lowest part or edge of something, especially the part on which it rests or is supported

‘she sat down at the base of a tree’;

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the part of a column between the shaft and pedestal or pavement.

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the end at which a part or organ is attached to the trunk or main part

‘a shoot is produced at the base of the stem’;

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a line or surface on which a figure is regarded as standing

‘the base of the triangle’;

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a known line used as a geometrical base for trigonometry.

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the lowest part of a shield.

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a conceptual structure or entity on which something draws or depends

‘the town's economic base collapsed’;

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a foundation or starting point for further work

‘she uses existing data as the base for the study’;

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a group of people regarded as supporting an organization, for example by buying its products

‘a customer base’;

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a place used as a centre of operations by the armed forces or others; a headquarters

‘he headed back to base’;

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the main place where a person works or stays

‘she makes the studio her base’; ‘your hotel is a good base from which to explore’;

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a main or important element or ingredient to which other things are added

‘soaps with a vegetable oil base’;

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a substance into which a pigment is mixed to form paint, such as water, oil, or powdered aluminium hydroxide.

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a substance used as a foundation for make-up

‘her make-up artist works with base, eye make-up, and lipstick’;

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a substance capable of reacting with an acid to form a salt and water, or (more broadly) of accepting or neutralizing hydrogen ions.

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a purine or pyrimidine group in a nucleotide or nucleic acid.

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the middle part of a bipolar transistor, separating the emitter from the collector.

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the root or stem of a word or a derivative.

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the uninflected form of a verb.

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a number used as the basis of a numeration scale.

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a number in terms of which other numbers are expressed as logarithms.

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each of the four stations that must be reached in turn to score a run.

Baseverb

use (something specified) as the foundation or starting point for something

‘entitlement will be based on income’; ‘the film is based on a novel by Pat Conroy’;

Baseverb

situate at a specified place as the centre of operations

‘a London-based band’; ‘the Science Policy Review Unit is based at the University of Sussex’;

Baseadjective

without moral principles; ignoble

‘the electorate's baser instincts of greed and selfishness’;

Baseadjective

denoting or befitting a person of low social class.

Baseadjective

(of coins or other articles) not made of precious metal

‘the basest coins in the purse were made in the 620s AD’;

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