Based

  • (adj): Being derived from (usually followed by 'on' or 'upon').
    Example: "A film based on a best-selling novel"
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "based":

  • (adj): Having a basis; often used as combining terms.
    Example: "A soundly based argument"
    Synonyms: founded
  • (adj): Having a base.
    Example: "Firmly based ice"
  • (adj): Having a base of operations.
    Example: "A company based in Atlanta"

Famous quotes containing the word based:

    The fetish of the great university, of expensive colleges for young women, is too often simply a fetish. It is not based on a genuine desire for learning. Education today need not be sought at any great distance. It is largely compounded of two things, of a certain snobbishness on the part of parents, and of escape from home on the part of youth. And to those who must earn quickly it is often sheer waste of time. Very few colleges prepare their students for any special work.
    Mary Roberts Rinehart (1876–1958)

    Captain, down where I come from we dearly love our whiskey, but we don’t drink with a man unless we respect him.
    James Poe, U.S. screenwriter, and Based On Play. Robert Aldrich. Sergeant Tolliver (Buddy Ebsen)

    A system of morality which is based on relative emotional values is a mere illusion, a thoroughly vulgar conception which has nothing sound in it and nothing true.
    Socrates (469–399 B.C.)