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base1

base1

 
pronunciation:
beIs
parts of speech:
noun, verb
phrases:
off base, get to first base
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: that on which something stands or rests; foundation.
The Statue of Liberty has a large base.
 
synonyms:
basis, footing, foundation, support
similar words:
bedrock, bottom, essential, foot, mount, pedestal
definition 2: the bottom part of something.
They chopped at the base of the tree.
synonyms:
bottom
antonyms:
apex, summit, top
similar words:
foot, footing
definition 3: a central place; headquarters.
The military base has barracks, offices, stores, and an airport.
synonyms:
headquarters
similar words:
camp, center, installation, post, station
definition 4: one of the four corners of the infield in baseball or softball, or the bag marking any of these points.
similar words:
bag
definition 5: a chemical compound that creates salts and water when mixed with acids.
Baking soda is a common base.
similar words:
antacid
phrase: off base
phrase: get to first base
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: based, bases, basing
definition 1: to make or provide a base for.
They based their company in Houston.
similar words:
establish, ground, locate, station, support
definition 2: to serve as a basis; establish.
The novel is based on her own life story.
synonyms:
establish, ground
similar words:
rest, root, support
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