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base1 British & World English

The lowest part or edge of something, especially the part on which it rests or is supported

base2 British & World English

Without moral principles; ignoble

base1 English Thesaurus

the base of the tower

base2 English Thesaurus

some of these struggles have been inspired by base motives

base camp British & World English

A camp from which mountaineering expeditions set out or from which a particular activity can be carried out

base hit British & World English

A fair ball hit such that the batter can advance safely to a base without an error by the team in the field

base jump British & World English

A parachute jump from a fixed point, typically a high building or promontory, rather than an aircraft

base pair British & World English

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)

base path British & World English

The straight-line path from one base to the next, along which a base runner travels while a play is being made

base pay British & World English

The base rate of pay for a job or activity, excluding additional payments such as overtime or bonuses

base rate British & World English

(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

base unit British & World English

A fundamental unit that is defined arbitrarily and not by combinations of other units. The base units of the SI system are the metre, kilogram, second, ampere, kelvin, mole, and candela

fan base British & World English

The fans of a particular well-known person, group, team, etc. considered as a distinct social grouping

home base British & World English

A place from which operations or activities are carried out; headquarters

time base British & World English

A signal for uniformly and repeatedly deflecting the electron beam of a cathode ray tube

touch base British & World English

Briefly make or renew contact with someone

base burner British & World English

A stove or furnace that burns fuel in a chamber at the base which is replenished from above by means of a hopper

base metal British & World English

A common metal that is not considered precious, such as copper, tin, or zinc

base runner British & World English

A player on the team at bat who is on a base, or running between bases

cloud base British & World English

The level or altitude of the lowest part of a general mass of clouds

Lewis base British & World English

A compound or ionic species which can donate an electron pair to an acceptor compound

power base British & World English

A source of authority, influence, or support, especially in politics or negotiations

Schiff base British & World English

An organic compound having the structure R1R2CNR3 (where R1,2,3 are alkyl groups and R1 may be hydrogen)

base dressing British & World English

An application of manure or fertilizer to the earth, which is then ploughed or dug in

base exchange British & World English

A store at a naval or air force base selling personal items, clothing, refreshments, etc.

base hospital British & World English

A military hospital situated at some distance from the area of active operations during a war

base station British & World English

A relay located at the centre of any of the cells of a cellular telephone system

knowledge base British & World English

A store of information or data that is available to draw on

prisoner's base British & World English

A chasing game played by two groups of children each occupying a distinct base or home

extra-base hit British & World English

A base hit that allows a batter to safely reach second base, third base, or home without the benefit of a fielding error; a double, triple, or home run

get to first base British & World English

Achieve the first step towards one’s objective

touch base in base1 British & World English

Briefly make or renew contact with someone

baseborn British & World English

Of low birth or origin

BASE jump in base jump British & World English

A parachute jump from a fixed point, typically a high building or promontory, rather than an aircraft

baseload British & World English

The permanent minimum load that a power supply system is required to deliver

freebase British & World English

Cocaine that has been purified by heating with ether, taken by inhaling the fumes or smoking the residue

zero-based British & World English

(Of a budget or budgeting) having each item costed anew, rather than in relation to its size or status in the previous budget

zero-base in zero-based British & World English

(Of a budget or budgeting) having each item costed anew, rather than in relation to its size or status in the previous budget

baseboard British & World English

North American term for skirting.

baseplate British & World English

A sheet of metal forming the bottom of an object

purine base in purine British & World English

A substituted derivative of purine, especially the bases adenine and guanine present in DNA

get to first base in base1 British & World English

Achieve the first step towards one’s objective


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