Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun base

20 senses of base

Sense 1
base, base of operations -- (installation from which a military force initiates operations; "the attack wiped out our forward bases")
       => military installation -- (any facility servicing military forces)

Sense 2
foundation, base, fundament, foot, groundwork, substructure, understructure -- (lowest support of a structure; "it was built on a base of solid rock"; "he stood at the foot of the tower")
       => support -- (supporting structure that holds up or provides a foundation; "the statue stood on a marble support")

Sense 3
base, bag -- (a place that the runner must touch before scoring; "he scrambled to get back to the bag")
       => baseball equipment -- (equipment used in playing baseball)

Sense 4
base -- (the bottom or lowest part; "the base of the mountain")
       => part, piece -- (a portion of a natural object; "they analyzed the river into three parts"; "he needed a piece of granite")

Sense 5
base -- ((anatomy) the part of an organ nearest its point of attachment; "the base of the skull")
       => bottom -- (the lowest part of anything; "they started at the bottom of the hill")

Sense 6
floor, base -- (a lower limit; "the government established a wage floor")
       => control -- (the economic policy of controlling or limiting or curbing prices or wages etc.; "they wanted to repeal all the legislation that imposed economic controls")

Sense 7
basis, base, foundation, fundament, groundwork, cornerstone -- (the fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained; "the whole argument rested on a basis of conjecture")
       => assumption, supposition, supposal -- (a hypothesis that is taken for granted; "any society is built upon certain assumptions")

Sense 8
base, pedestal, stand -- (a support or foundation; "the base of the lamp")
       => support -- (any device that bears the weight of another thing; "there was no place to attach supports for a shelf")

Sense 9
nucleotide, base -- (a phosphoric ester of a nucleoside; the basic structural unit of nucleic acids (DNA or RNA))
       => ester -- (formed by reaction between an acid and an alcohol with elimination of water)

Sense 10
base, alkali -- (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")
       => compound, chemical compound -- ((chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight)

Sense 11
base -- (the bottom side of a geometric figure from which the altitude can be constructed; "the base of the triangle")
       => flank -- (a subfigure consisting of a side of something)

Sense 12
basis, base -- (the most important or necessary part of something; "the basis of this drink is orange juice")
       => part, portion, component part, component, constituent -- (something determined in relation to something that includes it; "he wanted to feel a part of something bigger than himself"; "I read a portion of the manuscript"; "the smaller component is hard to reach"; "the animal constituent of plankton")

Sense 13
base, radix -- ((numeration system) the positive integer that is equivalent to one in the next higher counting place; "10 is the radix of the decimal system")
       => number -- (a concept of quantity involving zero and units; "every number has a unique position in the sequence")

Sense 14
base, home -- (the place where you are stationed and from which missions start and end)
       => location -- (a point or extent in space)

Sense 15
al-Qaeda, Qaeda, al-Qa'ida, al-Qaida, 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)
       INSTANCE OF=> terrorist organization, terrorist group, foreign terrorist organization, FTO -- (a political movement that uses terror as a weapon to achieve its goals)

Sense 16
root, root word, base, stem, theme, radical -- ((linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed; "thematic vowels are part of the stem")
       => form, word form, signifier, descriptor -- (the phonological or orthographic sound or appearance of a word that can be used to describe or identify something; "the inflected forms of a word can be represented by a stem and a list of inflections to be attached")

Sense 17
infrastructure, base -- (the stock of basic facilities and capital equipment needed for the functioning of a country or area; "the industrial base of Japan")
       => store, stock, fund -- (a supply of something available for future use; "he brought back a large store of Cuban cigars")

Sense 18
base -- (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")
       => ingredient -- (a component of a mixture or compound)

Sense 19
base -- (a flat bottom on which something is intended to sit; "a tub should sit on its own base")
       => bottom, underside, undersurface -- (the lower side of anything)

Sense 20
base -- ((electronics) the part of a transistor that separates the emitter from the collector)
       => electrode -- (a conductor used to make electrical contact with some part of a circuit)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb base

3 senses of base

Sense 1
establish, base, ground, found -- (use as a basis for; found on; "base a claim on some observation")

Sense 2
base -- (situate as a center of operations; "we will base this project in the new lab")
       => situate, locate -- (determine or indicate the place, site, or limits of, as if by an instrument or by a survey; "Our sense of sight enables us to locate objects in space"; "Locate the boundaries of the property")

Sense 3
free-base, base -- (use (purified cocaine) by burning it and inhaling the fumes)
       => drug, do drugs -- (use recreational drugs)

Antonyms of adj base

7 senses of base

Sense 1
basal, base -- (serving as or forming a base; "the painter applied a base coat followed by two finishing coats")

INDIRECT (VIA basic) -> incidental, incident -- ((sometimes followed by `to') minor or casual or subordinate in significance or nature or occurring as a chance concomitant or consequence; "incidental expenses"; "the road will bring other incidental advantages"; "extra duties incidental to the job"; "labor problems incidental to a rapid expansion"; "confusion incidental to a quick change")

Sense 2
base, baseborn, humble, lowly -- (of low birth or station (`base' is archaic in this sense); "baseborn wretches with dirty faces"; "of humble (or lowly) birth")

INDIRECT (VIA lowborn) -> noble -- (of or belonging to or constituting the hereditary aristocracy especially as derived from feudal times; "of noble birth")

Sense 3
base -- ((used of metals) consisting of or alloyed with inferior metal; "base coins of aluminum"; "a base metal")

INDIRECT (VIA inferior) -> superior -- (of high or superior quality or performance; "superior wisdom derived from experience"; "superior math students")

Sense 4
base, immoral -- (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")

INDIRECT (VIA wrong) -> right -- (in conformance with justice or law or morality; "do the right thing and confess")

Sense 5
base, mean, meanspirited -- (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 vulgar and meanspirited in politics")

INDIRECT (VIA ignoble) -> noble -- (having or showing or indicative of high or elevated character; "a noble spirit"; "noble deeds")

Sense 6
base, baseborn -- (illegitimate)

INDIRECT (VIA illegitimate) -> legitimate -- (of marriages and offspring; recognized as lawful)

Sense 7
base -- (debased; not genuine; "an attempt to eliminate the base coinage")

INDIRECT (VIA counterfeit) -> genuine, echt -- (not fake or counterfeit; "a genuine Picasso"; "genuine leather")

Similarity of adj base

7 senses of base

Sense 1
basal, base -- (serving as or forming a base; "the painter applied a base coat followed by two finishing coats")
       => basic (vs. incidental) -- (pertaining to or constituting a base or basis; "a basic fact"; "the basic ingredients"; "basic changes in public opinion occur because of changes in priorities")

Sense 2
base, baseborn, humble, lowly -- (of low birth or station (`base' is archaic in this sense); "baseborn wretches with dirty faces"; "of humble (or lowly) birth")
       => lowborn (vs. noble) -- (of humble birth or origins; "a topsy-turvy society of lowborn rich and blue-blooded poor")

Sense 3
base -- ((used of metals) consisting of or alloyed with inferior metal; "base coins of aluminum"; "a base metal")
       => inferior (vs. superior) -- (of low or inferior quality)

Sense 4
base, immoral -- (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")
       => wrong (vs. right) -- (contrary to conscience or morality or law; "it is wrong for the rich to take advantage of the poor"; "cheating is wrong"; "it is wrong to lie")

Sense 5
base, mean, meanspirited -- (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 vulgar and meanspirited in politics")
       => ignoble (vs. noble) -- (completely lacking nobility in character or quality or purpose; "something cowardly and ignoble in his attitude"; "I think it a less evil that some criminals should escape than that the government should play an ignoble part"- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.)

Sense 6
base, baseborn -- (illegitimate)
       => illegitimate (vs. legitimate) -- (of marriages and offspring; not recognized as lawful)

Sense 7
base -- (debased; not genuine; "an attempt to eliminate the base coinage")
       => counterfeit (vs. genuine), imitative -- (not genuine; imitating something superior; "counterfeit emotion"; "counterfeit money"; "counterfeit works of art"; "a counterfeit prince")

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