Rhyme Desk

Definition of "base":

noun: a support or foundation

"the base of the lamp"

noun: a place that the runner must touch before scoring

noun: (electronics) the part of a transistor that separates the emitter from the collector

noun: installation from which a military force initiates operations

"the attack wiped out our forward bases"

noun: a flat bottom on which something is intended to sit

"a tub should sit on its own base"

noun: the principal ingredient of a mixture

"glycerinated gelatin is used as a base for many ointments"

noun: lowest support of a structure

"it was built on a base of solid rock"

noun: the stock of basic facilities and capital equipment needed for the functioning of a country or area

"the industrial base of Japan"

noun: the fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained

noun: (linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed

noun: a lower limit

noun: 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

noun: the place where you are stationed and from which missions start and end

noun: (anatomy) the part of an organ nearest its point of attachment

"the base of the skull"

noun: the bottom or lowest part

"the base of the mountain"

noun: (numeration system) the positive integer that is equivalent to one in the next higher counting place

noun: the most important or necessary part of something

noun: the bottom side of a geometric figure from which the altitude can be constructed

"the base of the triangle"

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"

noun: a phosphoric ester of a nucleoside; the basic structural unit of nucleic acids (DNA or RNA)

verb: use as a basis for; found on

"base a claim on some observation"

verb: use (purified cocaine) by burning it and inhaling the fumes

verb: situate as a center of operations

"we will base this project in the new lab"

adjective: debased; not genuine

"an attempt to eliminate the base coinage"

adjective: illegitimate

adjective: having or showing an ignoble lack of honor or morality

"that liberal obedience without which your army would be a base rabble"

adjective: of low birth or station (`base' is archaic in this sense)

"baseborn wretches with dirty faces"

adjective: serving as or forming a base

"the painter applied a base coat followed by two finishing coats"

adjective: not adhering to ethical or moral principles

"base and unpatriotic motives"

adjective: (used of metals) consisting of or alloyed with inferior metal

"base coins of aluminum"

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