What is base?

  • (noun): An intensely anti-western terrorist network that dispenses money and logistical support and training to a wide variety of radical Islamic terrorist group; has cells in more than 50 countries.
    Synonyms: al-Qaeda, Qaeda, al-Qa'ida, al-Qaida
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on base, bases:

Bishkek - Transportation - Air
... States obtained the right to use Manas International Airport as an air base for its military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq ... Russia subsequently (2003) established an air base of its own (Kant Air Base) near Kant some 20 kilometres (12 mi) east of Bishkek ...
K. I. Sawyer Air Force Base - History - Legacy
... Sawyer AFB was a favorite base among the SAC community ... Although isolated and definitely northern, it was an attractive base for its pleasing North Woods location and its proximity to outdoor activities off the base ... While the base was sometimes referred to as "K.I ...
Tristan Da Cunha - History - 19th Century
... been a measure to ensure that the French would not be able to use the islands as a base for a rescue operation to free Napoleon Bonaparte from his prison on Saint Helena ... States from using Tristan da Cunha as a base, as they had during the War of 1812 ... Whalers also set up on the islands as a base for operations in the Southern Atlantic ...
K. I. Sawyer Air Force Base
... Sawyer Air Force Base is a decommissioned U.S ... Air Force base in Marquette County, Michigan, southeast of the city of Marquette ... The base, near the center of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, operated for nearly forty years and closed in 1995 ...
... Antiprisms are similar to prisms except the bases are twisted relative to each other, and that the side faces are triangles, rather than quadrilaterals ... In the case of a regular n-sided base, one usually considers the case where its copy is twisted by an angle 180°/n ... is obtained by the line connecting the base centers being perpendicular to the base planes, making it a right antiprism ...

More definitions of "base":

  • (adj): Serving as or forming a base.
    Example: "The painter applied a base coat followed by two finishing coats"
    Synonyms: basal
  • (verb): Use (purified cocaine) by burning it and inhaling the fumes.
    Synonyms: free-base
  • (noun): (electronics) the part of a transistor that separates the emitter from the collector.
  • (noun): Installation from which a military force initiates operations.
    Synonyms: base of operations
  • (adj): (used of metals) consisting of or alloyed with inferior metal.
    Example: "Base coins of aluminum"; "a base metal"
  • (adj): Debased; not genuine.
    Example: "An attempt to eliminate the base coinage"
  • (noun): The place where you are stationed and from which missions start and end.
    Synonyms: home
  • (noun): A lower limit.
    Synonyms: floor
  • (verb): Use as a basis for; found on.
    Example: "Base a claim on some observation"
    Synonyms: establish, ground, found
  • (noun): (numeration system) the positive integer that is equivalent to one in the next higher counting place.
    Synonyms: radix
  • (noun): A support or foundation.
    Example: "The base of the lamp"
    Synonyms: pedestal, stand
  • (adj): Having or showing an ignoble lack of honor or morality.
    Example: "That liberal obedience without which your army would be a base rabble"- Edmund Burke
    Synonyms: mean, meanspirited
  • (noun): The bottom or lowest part.
    Example: "The base of the mountain"
  • (noun): The stock of basic facilities and capital equipment needed for the functioning of a country or area.
    Example: "The industrial base of Japan"
    Synonyms: infrastructure
  • (noun): Any of various water-soluble compounds capable of turning litmus blue and reacting with an acid to form a salt and water.
    Synonyms: alkali
  • (noun): (anatomy) the part of an organ nearest its point of attachment.
    Example: "The base of the skull"
  • (noun): The most important or necessary part of something.
    Synonyms: basis
  • (noun): A flat bottom on which something is intended to sit.
    Example: "A tub should sit on its own base"
  • (adj): Of low birth or station ('base' is archaic in this sense).
    Synonyms: baseborn, humble, lowly
  • (noun): The bottom side of a geometric figure from which the altitude can be constructed.
    Example: "The base of the triangle"
  • (adj): Illegitimate.
    Synonyms: baseborn
  • (noun): The principal ingredient of a mixture.
    Example: "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): Place that runner must touch before scoring.
    Synonyms: bag

Famous quotes containing the word base:

    All that are printed and bound are not books; they do not necessarily belong to letters, but are oftener to be ranked with the other luxuries and appendages of civilized life. Base wares are palmed off under a thousand disguises.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Thou treacherous, base deserter of my flame,
    False to my passion, fatal to my fame,
    Through what mistaken magic dost thou prove
    So true to lewdness, so untrue to love?
    John Wilmot, Earl Of Rochester (1647–1680)

    And all the popular statesmen say
    That purity built up the State
    And after kept it from decay;
    Admonish us to cling to that
    And let all base ambition be,
    For intellect would make us proud....
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)