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base1

base1

 
 
pronunciation:
beIs
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
phrases:
off base
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: that which underlies or supports; foundation.
 
synonyms:
basis, footer, footing, foundation, support
similar words:
bedrock, bottom, cornerstone, essential, foot, groundwork, mount, pedestal, plinth, rationale, root, substratum, substructure, underpinning
definition 2: the bottom part of something.
the base of the skullthe base of the tree
synonyms:
bottom
antonyms:
apex, summit, top
similar words:
foot, footer, footing
definition 3: a central place; headquarters.
base of operationsa military base
synonyms:
headquarters
similar words:
camp, center, command post, installation, post, station
definition 4: in baseball, one of the four corners of the infield, or the bag marking any of these points.
similar words:
bag
definition 5: a chemical compound that creates salts when mixed with acids. (Cf. base.)
synonyms:
alkali, alkaloid
similar words:
antacid
phrase: off base
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: based, bases, basing
definition 1: to form a foundation or base for.
similar words:
bottom, establish, found, ground, locate, station, support, underlie
definition 2: to serve as a basis; establish.
Base your argument on facts.
synonyms:
establish, found, ground
similar words:
corroborate, rest, root, support
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