The lowest part or edge of something, especially the part on which it rests or is supported
(Of a person or a person’s actions or feelings) without moral principles; ignoble
the base of the tower
(Usually attributive) designating a process, property, etc., involving or dependent on the reaction between an acid and a base.
Baseball. Usually in on-base percentage. Relating to the number of times a player reaches base in relation to his or her at bats.
A box serving as the base of an object or structure.
A camp from which mountaineering expeditions set out
The particular case of a system being analysed in which no variables are changed from their initial values.
A preliminary coating used to prepare a surface for a subsequent or finishing coat: a substance used as such a coating.
The simple form from which the derivatives and inflected forms of a word arise.
A fair ball hit such that the batter can advance safely to a base without aid of an error committed by the team in the field
A parachute jump from a fixed point, typically a high building or promontory, rather than an aircraft
A map that shows important basic information, to which can be added more specialized information relevant to a particular study or purpose.
A pair of complementary bases in a double-stranded nucleic acid molecule, consisting of a purine in one strand linked by hydrogen bonds to a pyrimidine in the other. Cytosine always pairs with guanine, and adenine with thymine (in DNA) or uracil (in RNA)
The straight-line path from one base to the next, along which a base runner travels while a play is being made
The base rate of pay for a job or activity, excluding additional payments such as overtime or bonuses
The most intense peak in a mass spectrum, conventionally assigned an intensity of 100.
Containing few basic ions.
(In the UK) the interest rate set by the Bank of England for lending to other banks, used as the benchmark for interest rates generally
Rich in basic ions (typically calcium and magnesium).
Gunnery a moulding on the breech of a cannon between the base and the first reinforce.
A fundamental unit that is defined arbitrarily and not by combinations of other units. The base units of the SI system are the meter, kilogram, second, ampere, kelvin, mole, and candela
A word that serves as a base form.
A year used as a starting point for statistical comparisons with subsequent years, especially in economic indexes.
The fans of a sports team, pop music group, etc., considered as a distinct social grouping
A place from which operations or activities are carried out; headquarters
An oil used as a main ingredient in, or foundation or medium for, paint, varnish, perfume, or some other product (frequently attributive).
Designating a hit that enables the batter to reach the first base.
A base containing oxygen.
Architecture. The lowest part of a horizontally divided base.
A signal for uniformly and repeatedly deflecting the electron beam of a cathode ray tube
The simple form from which the derivatives and inflected forms of a word arise; the uninflected or unaffixed form of a word.
The total assets owned by an individual, group, or company which underlie various financial activities or operations; especially those assets on which a company draws or depends for its operation.
A stove or furnace that burns fuel in a chamber at the base which is replenished from above by means of a hopper
The circle from which are generated the involutes forming the profiles of gear teeth, having the form of a circle concentric with the pitch circle but of slightly smaller diameter.
Architecture. The lower or outer court of a castle or mansion, occupied by the servants. Also: a court at the back of an early farmhouse, containing the outbuildings.
A dance in slow time consisting of gliding movements and stately posing, the feet being only slightly raised from the ground.
The lowest level to which a land surface can be eroded by running water.
To reduce (an area, feature, etc.) to base level by erosion.
A common metal not considered precious, such as copper, tin, or zinc
Having a base mind; = base.
A basic version of a product, to which alterations, additions, and enhancements can be made as desired; specifically the standard (and usually cheapest) model of a motor vehicle.
Organized into or containing base pairs.
The middle point of the base of a shield.
The standard price of a product before taking into account any varying factors such as discounts, taxes, additional charges for optional features, etc.
A player on the team at bat who is on a base, or running between bases
The standard minimum salary received by a person, exclusive of any additional compensation such as bonuses or commission.
A certain amount of stock assumed to be constantly held in inventory by a company, as the minimum quantity required to continue operating; frequently attributive, especially designating a method of accounting (not generally regarded as acceptable) in which such stock is valued at its original cost.