Definition of base

Scrabble & Words with friends points


  • base is a valid Scrabble US word with a point value of 6
  • base is a valid Scrabble UK word with a point value of 6
  • base is a valid Words with friends word with a point value of 7

Definition of base


  • a terrorist network intensely opposed to the United States that dispenses money and logistical support and training to a wide variety of radical Islamic terrorist groups; has cells in more than 50 countries (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. al-qa'ida
    2. al-qaeda
    3. al-qaida
    4. al qaeda
    5. al qaida
    6. qaeda
  • of low birth or station (`base' is archaic in this sense) (adjective)

    Examples

    1. baseborn wretches with dirty faces

    Synonyms

    1. baseborn
    2. humble
    3. lowly
  • use (purified cocaine) by burning it and inhaling the fumes (verb)

    Synonyms

    1. free-base
  • lowest support of a structure (noun)

    Examples

    1. it was built on a base of solid rock

    Synonyms

    1. foot
    2. foundation
    3. fundament
    4. groundwork
    5. substructure
    6. understructure
  • a support or foundation (noun)

    Examples

    1. the base of the lamp

    Synonyms

    1. pedestal
    2. stand
  • the most important or necessary part of something (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. basis
  • a place that the runner must touch before scoring (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. bag
  • illegitimate (adjective)

    Synonyms

    1. baseborn
  • (numeration system) the positive integer that is equivalent to one in the next higher counting place (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. radix
  • a phosphoric ester of a nucleoside; the basic structural unit of nucleic acids (DNA or RNA) (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. nucleotide
  • a lower limit (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. floor
  • serving as or forming a base (adjective)

    Examples

    1. the painter applied a base coat followed by two finishing coats

    Synonyms

    1. basal
  • the fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. basis
    2. cornerstone
    3. foundation
    4. fundament
    5. groundwork
  • (linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. radical
    2. root
    3. root word
    4. stem
    5. theme
  • the place where you are stationed and from which missions start and end (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. home
  • the stock of basic facilities and capital equipment needed for the functioning of a country or area (noun)

    Examples

    1. the industrial base of Japan

    Synonyms

    1. infrastructure
  • having or showing an ignoble lack of honor or morality (adjective)

    Examples

    1. that liberal obedience without which your army would be a base rabble

    Synonyms

    1. mean
    2. meanspirited
  • any of various water-soluble compounds capable of turning litmus blue and reacting with an acid to form a salt and water (noun)

    Examples

    1. bases include oxides and hydroxides of metals and ammonia

    Synonyms

    1. alkali
  • not adhering to ethical or moral principles (adjective)

    Examples

    1. base and unpatriotic motives
    2. a base, degrading way of life

    Synonyms

    1. immoral
  • installation from which a military force initiates operations (noun)

    Examples

    1. the attack wiped out our forward bases

    Synonyms

    1. base of operations
  • use as a basis for; found on (verb)

    Examples

    1. base a claim on some observation

    Synonyms

    1. establish
    2. found
    3. ground
  • a flat bottom on which something is intended to sit (noun)

    Examples

    1. a tub should sit on its own base
  • (anatomy) the part of an organ nearest its point of attachment (noun)

    Examples

    1. the base of the skull
  • debased; not genuine (adjective)

    Examples

    1. an attempt to eliminate the base coinage
  • (electronics) the part of a transistor that separates the emitter from the collector (noun)
  • situate as a center of operations (verb)

    Examples

    1. we will base this project in the new lab
  • the bottom or lowest part (noun)

    Examples

    1. the base of the mountain
  • the bottom side of a geometric figure from which the altitude can be constructed (noun)

    Examples

    1. the base of the triangle
  • the principal ingredient of a mixture (noun)

    Examples

    1. glycerinated gelatin is used as a base for many ointments
    2. he told the painter that he wanted a yellow base with just a hint of green
    3. everything she cooked seemed to have rice as the base
  • (used of metals) consisting of or alloyed with inferior metal (adjective)

    Examples

    1. base coins of aluminum
    2. a base metal

See definition of base in Merriam Webster

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