Noun Definition

base

1.Definition: (anatomy) the part of an organ nearest its point of attachment

"The base of the skull"

Category: Places

2.Definition: (electronics) the part of a transistor that separates the emitter from the collector

Category: Objects

3.Definition: (linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed

Related Noun(s):root, radical, stem, theme

Category: General

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

Related Noun(s):radix

Category: General

5.Definition: a flat bottom on which something is intended to sit

"A tub should sit on its own base"

Category: Objects

6.Definition: a lower limit

Related Noun(s):floor

Category: General

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

Related Noun(s):nucleotide

Category: General

8.Definition: a place that the runner must touch before scoring

Related Noun(s):bag

Category: Objects

9.Definition: a support or foundation

"The base of the lamp"

Related Noun(s):pedestal, stand

Category: Objects

10.Definition: 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"

Related Noun(s):alkali

Category: General

11.Definition: installation from which a military force initiates operations

"The attack wiped out our forward bases"

Category: Objects

12.Definition: lowest support of a structure

"It was built on a base of solid rock", "He stood at the foot of the tower"

Related Noun(s):fundament, substructure, understructure, groundwork, foot, foundation

Category: Objects

13.Definition: the bottom or lowest part

"The base of the mountain"

Category: Objects

14.Definition: the bottom side of a geometric figure from which the altitude can be constructed

"The base of the triangle"

Category: General

15.Definition: the fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained

Related Noun(s):foundation, cornerstone, fundament, basis, groundwork

Category: General

16.Definition: the most important or necessary part of something

Related Noun(s):basis

Category: General

17.Definition: the place where you are stationed and from which missions start and end

Related Noun(s):home

Category: Places

18.Definition: 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"

Category: Objects

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

"The industrial base of Japan"

Related Noun(s):infrastructure

Category: Objects