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base2 of little value or quality; inferior. [2 definitions]
baseball a game played with a bat and ball by two teams of nine players each, the object being to score runs by advancing runners around four bases. [2 definitions]
baseboard a narrow board lining the lowermost edge of an interior wall. [2 definitions]
baseborn of humble parentage. [3 definitions]
baseburner a stove or furnace that feeds to the base of the unit additional fuel, such as coal, as needed.
base hit in baseball, a hit that allows the batter to get on base safely, without an error or force-out being made.
baseless without basis in fact or reason; unfounded.
base line in baseball, the area within which a runner must stay while running from base to base. [3 definitions]
baseman in baseball, a player covering first, second, or third base.
basement the lowermost space in a building, usu. partly underground.
basementless combined form of basement.
basenji one of a breed of dogs originating in Africa, characterized by a smooth chestnut-brown coat and an inability to bark.
base on balls in baseball, an advance to first base taken by a batter to whom four balls have been pitched. (See walk.)
base runner in baseball, any member of the team at bat who is safely on base or is running toward a base.
bases1 pl. of basis.
bases2 pl. of base1.
bash to strike a violent or crushing blow to. [4 definitions]
bashful timid or self-conscious in the presence of others; shy. [2 definitions]
BASIC a simplified computer language (acronym for "beginner's all-purpose symbolic instruction code").
basic of, forming, or at the base or basis. [4 definitions]
basically in an important or central way; at heart.