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base (n):
a support or foundation
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the base of the lamp
base (n):
a place that the runner must touch before scoring
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he scrambled to get back to the bag
base (n):
(electronics) the part of a transistor that separates the emitter from the collector
base (n):
installation from which a military force initiates operations
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the attack wiped out our forward bases
base (n):
a flat bottom on which something is intended to sit
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a tub should sit on its own base
base (n):
the principal ingredient of a mixture
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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
base (n):
lowest support of a structure
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it was built on a base of solid rock.
he stood at the foot of the tower
base (n):
the stock of basic facilities and capital equipment needed for the functioning of a country or area
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the industrial base of Japan
base (n):
the fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained
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the whole argument rested on a basis of conjecture
Related Words: foundation
base (n):
(linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed
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thematic vowels are part of the stem
Related Word: stem
base (n):
a lower limit
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the government established a wage floor
base (n):
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
base (n):
the place where you are stationed and from which missions start and end
base (n):
(anatomy) the part of an organ nearest its point of attachment
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the base of the skull
base (n):
the bottom or lowest part
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the base of the mountain
base (n):
(numeration system) the positive integer that is equivalent to one in the next higher counting place
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10 is the radix of the decimal system
base (n):
the most important or necessary part of something
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the basis of this drink is orange juice
base (n):
the bottom side of a geometric figure from which the altitude can be constructed
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the base of the triangle
base (n):
any of various water-soluble compounds capable of turning litmus blue and reacting with an acid to form a salt and water
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bases include oxides and hydroxides of metals and ammonia
Related Words: alkali
base (n):
a phosphoric ester of a nucleoside; the basic structural unit of nucleic acids (DNA or RNA)
base (v):
use as a basis for; found on
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base a claim on some observation
Related Words: foundground
base (v):
use (purified cocaine) by burning it and inhaling the fumes
base (v):
situate as a center of operations
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we will base this project in the new lab
base (s):
debased; not genuine
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an attempt to eliminate the base coinage
base (s):
illegitimate
base (s):
having or showing an ignoble lack of honor or morality
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that liberal obedience without which your army would be a base rabble.
taking a mean advantage.
chok'd with ambition of the meaner sort.
something essentially vulgar and meanspirited in politics

Related Words: mean
base (s):
of low birth or station (`base' is archaic in this sense)
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baseborn wretches with dirty faces.
of humble (or lowly) birth

Related Word: humble
base (s):
serving as or forming a base
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the painter applied a base coat followed by two finishing coats
Related Word: basal
base (s):
not adhering to ethical or moral principles
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base and unpatriotic motives.
a base, degrading way of life.
cheating is dishonorable.
they considered colonialism immoral.
unethical practices in handling public funds

Related Words: immoral
base (s):
(used of metals) consisting of or alloyed with inferior metal
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base coins of aluminum.
a base metal
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Lies have short wings

Yalancının mumu yatsıya kadar yanar.
lies are always exposed eventually, lies cannot last forever


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