Textual thesaurus for "base"

(adj) baseborn


(adj) 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, 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

serving as or forming a base

the painter applied a base coat followed by two finishing coats

(adj) immoral

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

(noun) stand, pedestal

a support or foundation

the base of the lamp

(noun) bag

a place that the runner must touch before scoring

he scrambled to get back to the bag

(noun) base of operations

installation from which a military force initiates operations

the attack wiped out our forward bases

(noun) foot, foundation, fundament, 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

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, 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, root, root word, radical

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

thematic vowels are part of the stem

(noun) floor

a lower limit

the government established a wage floor

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

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

(noun) 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) basis

the most important or necessary part of something

the basis of this drink is orange juice

(noun) 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

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

(verb) found, establish, ground

use as a basis for; found on

base a claim on some observation

(verb) free-base

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