Textual thesaurus for "Base"

(adj) base

debased; not genuine

an attempt to eliminate the base coinage

(adj) base, baseborn


(adj) base, mean, meanspirited

having or showing an ignoble lack of honor or morality

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

(adj) lowly, base, baseborn, humble

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

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

(adj) basal, base

serving as or forming a base

the painter applied a base coat followed by two finishing coats

(adj) immoral, base

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

(adj) base

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

base coins of aluminum; a base metal

(noun) base, stand, pedestal

a support or foundation

the base of the lamp

(noun) bag, base

a place that the runner must touch before scoring

he scrambled to get back to the bag

(noun) base

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

(noun) base, base of operations

installation from which a military force initiates operations

the attack wiped out our forward bases

(noun) base

a flat bottom on which something is intended to sit

a tub should sit on its own base

(noun) base

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

(noun) foot, foundation, fundament, base, understructure, substructure, groundwork

lowest support of a structure

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

(noun) infrastructure, base

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

the industrial base of Japan

(noun) foundation, fundament, groundwork, cornerstone, base, basis

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

the whole argument rested on a basis of conjecture

(noun) stem, theme, base, root, root word, radical

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

thematic vowels are part of the stem

(noun) base, floor

a lower limit

the government established a wage floor

(noun) al-Qa'ida, al-Qaeda, al-Qaida, Qaeda

a terrorist network intensely opposed to the United States that dispenses money and logistical support and training to a wide variety of radical Islamic terrorist groups; has cells in more than 50 countries

(noun) home, base

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

(noun) base

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

the base of the skull

(noun) base

the bottom or lowest part

the base of the mountain

(noun) base, radix

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

10 is the radix of the decimal system

(noun) base, basis

the most important or necessary part of something

the basis of this drink is orange juice

(noun) base

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

the base of the triangle

(noun) base, alkali

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

(noun) nucleotide, base

a phosphoric ester of a nucleoside; the basic structural unit of nucleic acids (DNA or RNA)

(verb) found, establish, ground, base

use as a basis for; found on

base a claim on some observation

(verb) free-base, base

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

(verb) base

situate as a center of operations

we will base this project in the new lab