basics basics  /ˈbeɪ sɪks/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a statement of fundamental facts or principles
  2. (n) principles from which other truths can be derived

Usage(s):

  1. But Peanuts is the leader of a refreshing new breed that takes an unprecedented interest in the basics of life.
  2. On the basics we've got 'em.
  3. Trinkets and home-bootlegged videos pull in browsers at Bernalesa, but most of the demand is for basics.

News

  1. Women's outdoor workshop held Sept. 13-15 at North Bend

    A Women’s Workshop to learn the basics of fishing, hunting and other outdoor skills is Sept. 131-5 at Camp Waskowitz in North Bend. The annual workshop is coordinated by Washington Outdoor Women (WOW), a non-profit program dedicated to teaching women outdoor skills and natural resource steward
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Seattle Times

  2. Learn the basics of photography

    Learn the basics of photography: The German American Heritage Center will hold a photography class for children at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 14, at the center, 712 W. 2nd St., Davenport. Western Illinois University consultant Terry Mahon will teach kids ages 8-18 the basics of taking photographs.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Quad-City Times

  3. Camping basics

    So what do you need to camp with the kids? Some basics, but beyond that, not much. Like kids, tents come in all shapes and sizes. Let’s assume that there are four of you. You can certainly buy a four-person tent, but it’s going to be tight in there.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Black Mountain News

Quotes

  1. "These aren't luxury items," Mayor Jim Newberry said. "These requests represent pent-up needs for the basics."
    on Nov 14, 2008 By: Jim Newberry Source: TIME

  2. "A defeat always hurts your pride, but it will force us to return to the basics," Moreno said.
    on Jun 23, 2010 By: Héctor Moreno Source: The Associated Press

  3. "There's one school of thought that says the way you grow out of the wilderness is by expanding the tent, appeal to Hispanics, to women, use technology. I think the way you grow the tent is by going back to the basics of what brought you to town in...
    on Feb 22, 2009 By: Mark Sanford Source: MSNBC

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