(electronics) the part of a transistor that separates the emitter from the collector
installation from which a military force initiates operations
a flat bottom on which something is intended to sit
the principal ingredient of a mixture
a place that the runner must touch before scoring
the stock of basic facilities and capital equipment needed for the functioning of a country or area
lowest support of a structure
the fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained
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
(linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed
a lower limit
a phosphoric ester of a nucleoside; the basic structural unit of nucleic acids (DNA or RNA)
any of various water-soluble compounds capable of turning litmus blue and reacting with an acid to form a salt and water
the bottom side of a geometric figure from which the altitude can be constructed
use as a basis for; found on
(numeration system) the positive integer that is equivalent to one in the next higher counting place
the most important or necessary part of something
the bottom or lowest part
(anatomy) the part of an organ nearest its point of attachment
the place where you are stationed and from which missions start and end
not adhering to ethical or moral principles
(used of metals) consisting of or alloyed with inferior metal
situate as a center of operations
serving as or forming a base
having or showing an ignoble lack of honor or morality
of low birth or station (`base' is archaic in this sense)
debased; not genuine
use (purified cocaine) by burning it and inhaling the fumes
Of little, or less than the usual, height; of low growth; as, base shrubs.
Low in place or position.
Of humble birth; or low degree; lowly; mean.
Illegitimate by birth; bastard.
Of little comparative value, as metal inferior to gold and silver, the precious metals.
Alloyed with inferior metal; debased; as, base coin; base bullion.
Morally low. hence: low-minded; unworthy; without dignity of sentiment; ignoble; mean; illiberal; menial; as, a base fellow; base motives; base occupations.
Not classical or correct.
Deep or grave in sound; as, the base tone of a violin.
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.
The bottom of anything, considered as its support, or that on which something rests for support; the foundation; as, the base of a statue.
Fig.: the fundamental or essential part of a thing; the essential principle; a groundwork.
The lower part of a wall, pier, or column, when treated as a separate feature, usually in projection, or especially ornamented.
The lower part of a complete architectural design, as of a monument; also, the lower part of any elaborate piece of furniture or decoration.
That extremity of a leaf, fruit, etc., at which it is attached to its support.
The positive, or non-acid component of a salt; a substance which, combined with an acid, neutralizes the latter and forms a salt;
The chief ingredient in a compound.
A substance used as a mordant.
The exterior side of the polygon, or that imaginary line which connects the salient angles of two adjacent bastions.
The line or surface constituting that part of a figure on which it is supposed to stand.
The number from which a mathematical table is constructed; as, the base of a system of logarithms.
A low, or deep, sound. (mus.) (a) the lowest part; the deepest male voice. (b) one who sings, or the instrument which plays, base.