What is base?

  • (adj): Not adhering to ethical or moral principles.
    Example: "Base and unpatriotic motives"; "a base, degrading way of life"
    Synonyms: dishonorable, dishonourable, immoral, unethical
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on bases, base:

... 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 ... Extra regularity is obtained by the line connecting the base centers being perpendicular to the base planes, making it a right antiprism ...
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 ...
Bishkek - Transportation - Air
... 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 ... 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
... 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 ... also prevented the United 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 ...

More definitions of "base":

  • (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): The bottom or lowest part.
    Example: "The base of the mountain"
  • (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 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): (numeration system) the positive integer that is equivalent to one in the next higher counting place.
    Synonyms: radix
  • (adj): (used of metals) consisting of or alloyed with inferior metal.
    Example: "Base coins of aluminum"; "a base metal"
  • (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
  • (verb): Use (purified cocaine) by burning it and inhaling the fumes.
    Synonyms: free-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
  • (noun): A support or foundation.
    Example: "The base of the lamp"
    Synonyms: pedestal, stand
  • (adj): Illegitimate.
    Synonyms: baseborn
  • (noun): A flat bottom on which something is intended to sit.
    Example: "A tub should sit on its own base"
  • (adj): Serving as or forming a base.
    Example: "The painter applied a base coat followed by two finishing coats"
    Synonyms: basal
  • (adj): Of low birth or station ('base' is archaic in this sense).
    Synonyms: baseborn, humble, lowly
  • (verb): Use as a basis for; found on.
    Example: "Base a claim on some observation"
    Synonyms: establish, ground, found
  • (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
  • (noun): Installation from which a military force initiates operations.
    Synonyms: base of operations
  • (adj): Debased; not genuine.
    Example: "An attempt to eliminate the base coinage"
  • (noun): The bottom side of a geometric figure from which the altitude can be constructed.
    Example: "The base of the triangle"
  • (noun): (electronics) the part of a transistor that separates the emitter from the collector.
  • (noun): A lower limit.
    Synonyms: floor
  • (noun): The place where you are stationed and from which missions start and end.
    Synonyms: home

Famous quotes containing the word base:

    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)

    It is a base thing for a man among the people not to obey those in command. Never in a state can the laws be well administered when fear does not stand firm.
    Sophocles (497–406/5 B.C.)

    The highest perfection of politeness is only a beautiful edifice, built, from the base to the dome, of ungraceful and gilded forms of charitable and unselfish lying.
    Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835–1910)