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base

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

noun: lowest support of a structure; "it was built on a base of solid rock"; "he stood at the foot of the tower"

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

noun: the bottom or lowest part; "the base of the mountain"

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

noun: a lower limit; "the government established a wage floor"

noun: the fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained; "the whole argument rested on a basis of conjecture"

noun: a support or foundation; "the base of the lamp"

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

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

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

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

noun: 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: (linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed; "thematic vowels are part of the stem"

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

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

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

verb: use as a basis for; found on; "base a claim on some observation"

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

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

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

adj: of low birth or station (`base' is archaic in this sense); "baseborn wretches with dirty faces"; "of humble (or lowly) birth"

adj: (used of metals) consisting of or alloyed with inferior metal; "base coins of aluminum"; "a base metal"

adj: 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: 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: illegitimate

adj: debased; not genuine; "an attempt to eliminate the base coinage"


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base

Length: 4 letters

Scrabble value: 6

Words with Friends value: 7

Literati value: 5

TWL (USA): Found

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