Definition of BASE

noun : BASE

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) installation from which a military force initiates operations; "the attack wiped out our forward bases" ;

  • 3. (

    ) a place that the runner must touch before scoring; "he scrambled to get back to the bag" ;

  • 4. (

    ) the bottom or lowest part; "the base of the mountain" ;

  • 5. (

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

  • 6. (

    ) a lower limit; "the government established a wage floor" ;

  • 9. (

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

  • 10. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 11. (

    ) the bottom side of a geometric figure from which the altitude can be constructed; "the base of the triangle" ;

  • 12. (

    ) the most important or necessary part of something; "the basis of this drink is orange juice" ;

  • 13. (

    ) (numeration system) the positive integer that is equivalent to one in the next higher counting place; "10 is the radix of the decimal system" ;

  • 14. (

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

  • 17. (

    ) the stock of basic facilities and capital equipment needed for the functioning of a country or area; "the industrial base of Japan" ;

  • 18. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 19. (

    ) a flat bottom on which something is intended to sit; "a tub should sit on its own base" ;

  • 20. (

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

verb : BASE

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 2. (

    ) situate as a center of operations; "we will base this project in the new lab" ;

Adjective : BASE

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) serving as or forming a base; "the painter applied a base coat followed by two finishing coats" ;