1. [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"

2. [Noun]: the stock of basic facilities and capital equipment needed for the functioning of a country or area; "the industrial base of Japan"

3. [Noun]: (linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed; "thematic vowels are part of the stem"

4. [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

5. [Noun]: (anatomy) the part of an organ nearest its point of attachment; "the base of the skull"

6. [Noun]: (numeration system) the positive integer that is equivalent to one in the next higher counting place; "10 is the radix of the decimal system"

7. [Noun]: a support or foundation; "the base of the lamp"

8. [Noun]: the bottom side of a geometric figure from which the altitude can be constructed; "the base of the triangle"

9. [Noun]: (electronics) the part of a transistor that separates the emitter from the collector

10. [Noun]: a flat bottom on which something is intended to sit; "a tub should sit on its own base"

11. [Noun]: lowest support of a structure; "it was built on a base of solid rock"; "he stood at the foot of the tower"

12. [Noun]: the fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained; "the whole argument rested on a basis of conjecture"

13. [Noun]: a lower limit; "the government established a wage floor"

14. [Noun]: the place where you are stationed and from which missions start and end

15. [Noun]: the bottom or lowest part; "the base of the mountain"

16. [Noun]: the most important or necessary part of something; "the basis of this drink is orange juice"

17. [Noun]: place that runner must touch before scoring; "he scrambled to get back to the bag"

18. [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"

19. [Noun]: installation from which a military force initiates operations; "the attack wiped out our forward bases"

20. debased; not genuine; "an attempt to eliminate the base coinage"

21. 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 vulga

22. serving as or forming a base; "the painter applied a base coat followed by two finishing coats"

23. (used of metals) consisting of or alloyed with inferior metal; "base coins of aluminum"; "a base metal"

24. illegitimate

25. of low birth or station (`base'' is archaic in this sense); "baseborn wretches with dirty faces"; "of humble (or lowly) birth"

26. 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"

27. [Verb]: assign to a station

28. [Verb]: use as a basis for; found on; "base a claim on some observation"

29. [Verb]: use (purified cocaine) by burning it and inhaling the fumes

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