bases bases  /ˈbeɪ səz/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a relation that provides the foundation for something
  2. (n) the fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained
  3. (n) the most important or necessary part of something
  4. (n) installation from which a military force initiates operations
  5. (n) lowest support of a structure
  6. (n) a place that the runner must touch before scoring
  7. (n) the bottom or lowest part
  8. (n) (anatomy) the part of an organ nearest its point of attachment
  9. (n) a lower limit
  10. (n) the fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained
  11. (n) a support or foundation
  12. (n) a phosphoric ester of a nucleoside; the basic structural unit of nucleic acids (DNA or RNA)
  13. (n) any of various water-soluble compounds capable of turning litmus blue and reacting with an acid to form a salt and water
  14. (n) the bottom side of a geometric figure from which the altitude can be constructed
  15. (n) the most important or necessary part of something
  16. (n) (numeration system) the positive integer that is equivalent to one in the next higher counting place
  17. (n) the place where you are stationed and from which missions start and end
  18. (n) 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
  19. (n) (linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed
  20. (n) the stock of basic facilities and capital equipment needed for the functioning of a country or area
  21. (n) the principal ingredient of a mixture
  22. (n) a flat bottom on which something is intended to sit
  23. (n) (electronics) the part of a transistor that separates the emitter from the collector
  24. (v) use as a basis for; found on
  25. (v) situate as a center of operations
  26. (v) use (purified cocaine) by burning it and inhaling the fumes
  27. (adj) serving as or forming a base
  28. (adj) of low birth or station (`base' is archaic in this sense)
  29. (adj) (used of metals) consisting of or alloyed with inferior metal
  30. (adj) not adhering to ethical or moral principles
  31. (adj) having or showing an ignoble lack of honor or morality
  32. (adj) illegitimate
  33. (adj) debased; not genuine

Usage(s):

  • Local politicians are working hard to keep local military bases off the list of closures.

News

  1. Report says A-Rod cleared to face live pitching

    Rodriguez ran the bases at 75 percent effort over the weekend and will likely be activated from the disabled list shortly after the All-Star break if everything goes smoothly in his continued rehab. Rodriguez was placed on the 60-day disabled list to start the season and has not played this season.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Sports Illustrated

  2. Yanks’ Alex Rodriguez cleared to face live pitching

    Rodriguez ran the bases at 75 percent effort over the weekend and will likely be activated from the disabled list shortly after the All-Star break if everything goes smoothly in his continued rehab. Rodriguez was placed on the 60-day disabled list to start the season and has not played this season.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Sports Illustrated

  3. Alex Rodriguez injury: Yankees star runs bases at 75-percent effort

    New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez took another step forward on his recovery from off-season hip surgery, running the bases at 75 percent speed for the first time on Saturday, according to Andy McCullough of the Star-Ledger.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Philly.com

Quotes

  1. Writing in The New York Times, Obama, who has been under criticism for allegedly wavering on Iraq, said he would not hold the military or US resources "hostage to a misguided desire to maintain permanent bases in Iraq."
    on Jul 13, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: AFP

  2. "Where necessary, to address this challenge, banks should retain earnings, turn to the market to strengthen further their capital bases or take full advantage of government support measures for recapitalisation," said Trichet.
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Jean-Claude Trichet Source: BusinessWeek

  3. "The Defense Department gets involved because we've got hundreds of bases inside the United States that are potential terrorist targets," Cheney said.
    on Jan 13, 2007 By: Vice President Dick Cheney Source: USA Today

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