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1 base

Installation from which a military force initiates operations:
— The attack wiped out our forward bases.

synonym: base of operations.

Dutch: basis

2 base

Lowest support of a structure:
— It was built on a base of solid rock.

synonyms: foot, foundation, fundament, groundwork, substructure, understructure.

Roget 211: base, basement; plinth, dado, wainscot; baseboard, mopboard; bedrock, hardpan [U.S.]; foundation etc. (support) 215; substructure, ... show more

Dutch: basis, bedding, fundament, fundering, grondslag, grondvest, grondvesting
Polish: fundament

3 base

A place that the runner must touch before scoring.

synonym: bag.

Dutch: honk

4 base

The bottom or lowest part.

Dutch: basis, onderstuk

5 base

anatomy The part of an organ nearest its point of attachment.

6 base

A lower limit.

synonym: floor.

7 base

The fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained.

synonyms: basis, cornerstone, foundation, fundament, groundwork.

Roget 215: support, ground, foundation, base, basis; terra firma; bearing, fulcrum, bait [U.S.], caudex crib; point d'appui [Fr.], pou sto [Gr.], purchase footing, hold, ... show more

Dutch: fundament, grond, grondslag, hoeksteen, initia, ondergrond, pijler, substantie, voet

8 base

A support or foundation:
— The base of the lamp.

synonyms: pedestal, stand.

Dutch: basement, piëdestal, postament, sokkel, standaard, stander, voetstuk
Polish: podstawa

9 base

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

synonym: nucleotide.

Dutch: nucleotide
Polish: nukleotyd

10 base

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.

synonym: alkali.

Dutch: alkali, base, basis, vertrekpunt
Polish: zasada

11 base

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

Polish: podstawa

12 base

The most important or necessary part of something.

synonym: basis.

13 base

numeration system The positive integer that is equivalent to one in the next higher counting place.

synonym: radix.

Dutch: grondtal
Polish: podstawa potęgi, podstawa

14 base

The place where you are stationed and from which missions start and end.

synonym: home.

Dutch: basis, thuisbasis
Polish: baza

15 Base

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.

synonyms: al-Qa'ida, al-Qaeda, al-Qaida, al Qaeda, al Qaida, Qaeda.

Dutch: Al Qaida
Polish: Al-Kaida

16 base

linguistics The form of a word after all affixes are removed.

synonyms: radical, root, root word, stem, theme.

Roget 84: number, symbol, numeral, figure, cipher, digit, integer; counter; round number; formula; function; series.    sum, difference, ... show more

Dutch: stam
Polish: morfem leksykalny, pień, pierwiastek, rdzeń

17 base

The stock of basic facilities and capital equipment needed for the functioning of a country or area:
— The industrial base of Japan.

synonym: infrastructure.

Dutch: infrastructuur

18 base

The principal ingredient of a mixture.

19 base

A flat bottom on which something is intended to sit.

Dutch: bodem, grondvlak

20 base

electronics The part of a transistor that separates the emitter from the collector.

Dutch: basis, honk


1 base

Use as a basis for; found on:
— Base a claim on some observation.

synonyms: establish, found, ground.

Roget 215: be supported &c.; lie on, sit on, recline on, lean on, loll on, rest on, stand on, step on, repose on, abut on, bear on, be based on ... show more

2 base

Situate as a center of operations.

3 base

Use (purified cocaine) by burning it and inhaling the fumes.

synonym: free-base.


1 base

Serving as or forming a base:
— The painter applied a base coat followed by two finishing coats.

synonym: basal.

Roget 862: coward, cowardly; fearful, shy; timid, timorous; skittish; poor-spirited, spiritless, soft, effeminate.    weak-minded; infirm of purpose etc. ... show more

2 base

Of low birth or station (`base' is archaic in this sense):
— Baseborn wretches with dirty faces.

synonyms: baseborn, humble, lowly.

Roget 876: ignoble, common, mean, low, base, vile, sorry, scrubby, beggarly; below par; no great shakes etc. (unimportant) 643; ... show more

3 base

used of metals Consisting of or alloyed with inferior metal.

4 base

Not adhering to ethical or moral principles:
— Base and unpatriotic motives.
— A base, degrading way of life.

synonym: immoral.

Roget 945: vicious; sinful; sinning etc. v.; wicked, iniquitous, immoral, unrighteous, wrong, criminal; naughty, incorrect; ... show more

5 base

Having or showing an ignoble lack of honor or morality:
— That liberal obedience without which your army would be a base rabble.

synonyms: mean, meanspirited.

Roget 940: dishonest, dishonorable; unconscientious, unscrupulous; fraudulent etc. 545; knavish; disgraceful etc. (disreputable) 974; wicked etc. ... show more

Roget 886: servile, obsequious; supple, supple as a glove; soapy, oily, pliant, cringing, abased, dough-faced, fawning, slavish, groveling, sniveling, ... show more

Roget 649: hurtful, harmful, scathful, baneful, baleful; injurious, deleterious, detrimental, noxious, pernicious, mischievous, full of mischief, mischief-making, malefic, ... show more

6 base


synonym: baseborn.

7 base

Debased; not genuine.

Moby thesaurus: CP, GHQ, HQ, Mickey Mouse, abhorrent, abject, abominable, acid, acidity, agent, alkali, alkalinity, alloisomer, anchor, angle, anion, antacid, antecedents, arrant, atom ... show more.

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