More definitions of "based":
- (adj): Being derived from (usually followed by 'on' or 'upon').
Example: "A film based on a best-selling novel"
- (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:
“Next time, said the Inventor, a woman will be added. Beauty is easy to render because beauty is based on the rendering of beauty, but we are still working on her hips, we want her to roll them, and that is difficult.”
—Vladimir Nabokov (18991977)
“Italy is such a delightful place to live in if you happen to be a man. There one may enjoy that exquisite luxury of Socialismthat true Socialism which is based not on equality of income or character, but on the equality of manners. In the democracy of the caffè or the street the great question of our life has been solved, and the brotherhood of man is a reality. But it is accomplished at the expense of the sisterhood of women.”
—E.M. (Edward Morgan)
“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 (18761958)