[noun] any of various water-soluble compounds capable of turning litmus blue and reacting with an acid to form a salt and water; "bases include oxides and hydroxides of metals and ammonia" Synonyms: alkali
[noun] installation from which a military force initiates operations; "the attack wiped out our forward bases" Synonyms: of operations
[noun] a support or foundation; "the base of the lamp" Synonyms: pedestal, stand
[noun] the bottom side of a geometric figure from which the altitude can be constructed; "the base of the triangle"
[noun] the most important or necessary part of something; "the basis of this drink is orange juice" Synonyms: basis
[noun] the place where you are stationed and from which missions start and end Synonyms: home
[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, Base
[noun] (linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed; "thematic vowels are part of the stem" Synonyms: root, root word, stem, theme, radical
[noun] the stock of basic facilities and capital equipment needed for the functioning of a country or area; "the industrial base of Japan" Synonyms: infrastructure
[noun] the principal ingredient of a mixture; "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] a flat bottom on which something is intended to sit; "a tub should sit on its own base"
[noun] (electronics) the part of a transistor that separates the emitter from the collector
[verb] use as a basis for; found on; "base a claim on some observation" Synonyms: establish, ground, found
[verb] use (purified cocaine) by burning it and inhaling the fumes Synonyms: free-
[adjective] serving as or forming a base; "the painter applied a base coat followed by two finishing coats" Synonyms: basal
[adjective] (used of metals) consisting of or alloyed with inferior metal; "base coins of aluminum"; "a base metal"
[adjective] of low birth or station (`base' is archaic in this sense); "baseborn wretches with dirty faces"; "of humble (or lowly) birth" Synonyms: born, humble, lowly
[adjective] not adhering to ethical or moral principles; "base and unpatriotic motives"; "a base, degrading way of life"; "cheating is dishonorable"; "they considered colonialism immoral"; "unethical practices in handling public funds" Synonyms: dishonorable, dishonourable, immoral, unethical
[adjective] having or showing an ignoble lack of honor or morality; "that liberal obedience without which your army would be a base rabble"- Edmund Burke; "taking a mean advantage"; "chok'd with ambition of the meaner sort"- Shakespeare; "something essentially vulgar and meanspirited in politics" Synonyms: mean, meanspirited