Synonyms for base

Synonyms for (noun) base

Synonyms: base, stand, pedestal

Definition: a support or foundation

Usage: the base of the lamp

Similar words: support

Definition: any device that bears the weight of another thing

Usage: there was no place to attach supports for a shelf

Synonyms: bag, base

Definition: a place that the runner must touch before scoring

Usage: he scrambled to get back to the bag

Similar words: baseball equipment

Definition: equipment used in playing baseball

Synonyms: base

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

Similar words: electrode

Definition: a conductor used to make electrical contact with some part of a circuit

Synonyms: base, base of operations

Definition: installation from which a military force initiates operations

Usage: the attack wiped out our forward bases

Similar words: military installation

Definition: any facility servicing military forces

Synonyms: base

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

Usage: a tub should sit on its own base

Similar words: underside, undersurface, bottom

Definition: the lower side of anything

Synonyms: base

Definition: the principal ingredient of a mixture

Usage: 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

Similar words: ingredient

Definition: a component of a mixture or compound

Synonyms: foot, foundation, fundament, base, understructure, substructure, groundwork

Definition: lowest support of a structure

Usage: it was built on a base of solid rock; he stood at the foot of the tower

Similar words: support

Definition: supporting structure that holds up or provides a foundation

Usage: the statue stood on a marble support

Synonyms: infrastructure, base

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

Usage: the industrial base of Japan

Similar words: stock, store, fund

Definition: a supply of something available for future use

Usage: he brought back a large store of Cuban cigars

Synonyms: foundation, fundament, groundwork, cornerstone, base, basis

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

Usage: the whole argument rested on a basis of conjecture

Similar words: assumption, supposal, supposition

Definition: a hypothesis that is taken for granted

Usage: any society is built upon certain assumptions

Synonyms: stem, theme, base, root, root word, radical

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

Usage: thematic vowels are part of the stem

Similar words: descriptor, word form, form, signifier

Definition: the phonological or orthographic sound or appearance of a word that can be used to describe or identify something

Usage: the inflected forms of a word can be represented by a stem and a list of inflections to be attached

Synonyms: base, floor

Definition: a lower limit

Usage: the government established a wage floor

Similar words: control

Definition: the economic policy of controlling or limiting or curbing prices or wages etc.

Usage: they wanted to repeal all the legislation that imposed economic controls

Synonyms: al-Qa'ida, al-Qaeda, al-Qaida, Base, Qaeda

Definition: 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

Similar words: terrorist group, terrorist organization, foreign terrorist organization, FTO

Definition: a political movement that uses terror as a weapon to achieve its goals

Synonyms: home, base

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

Similar words: location

Definition: a point or extent in space

Synonyms: base

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

Usage: the base of the skull

Similar words: bottom

Definition: the lowest part of anything

Usage: they started at the bottom of the hill

Synonyms: base

Definition: the bottom or lowest part

Usage: the base of the mountain

Similar words: part, piece

Definition: a portion of a natural object

Usage: they analyzed the river into three parts; he needed a piece of granite

Synonyms: base, radix

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

Usage: 10 is the radix of the decimal system

Similar words: number

Definition: a concept of quantity involving zero and units

Usage: every number has a unique position in the sequence

Synonyms: base, basis

Definition: the most important or necessary part of something

Usage: the basis of this drink is orange juice

Similar words: part, portion, constituent, component, component part

Definition: something determined in relation to something that includes it

Usage: 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

Synonyms: base

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

Usage: the base of the triangle

Similar words: flank

Definition: a subfigure consisting of a side of something

Synonyms: base, alkali

Definition: any of various water-soluble compounds capable of turning litmus blue and reacting with an acid to form a salt and water

Usage: bases include oxides and hydroxides of metals and ammonia

Similar words: compound, chemical compound

Definition: (chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight

Synonyms: nucleotide, base

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

Similar words: ester

Definition: formed by reaction between an acid and an alcohol with elimination of water

Synonyms for (verb) base

Synonyms: free-base, base

Definition: use (purified cocaine) by burning it and inhaling the fumes

Similar words: do drugs, drug

Definition: use recreational drugs

Synonyms: base

Definition: situate as a center of operations

Usage: we will base this project in the new lab

Similar words: locate, situate

Definition: determine or indicate the place, site, or limits of, as if by an instrument or by a survey

Usage: Our sense of sight enables us to locate objects in space; Locate the boundaries of the property

Synonyms for (adj) base

Synonyms: base

Definition: debased; not genuine

Usage: an attempt to eliminate the base coinage

Similar words: imitative, counterfeit

Definition: not genuine; imitating something superior

Usage: counterfeit emotion; counterfeit money; counterfeit works of art; a counterfeit prince

Synonyms: base, baseborn

Definition: illegitimate

Similar words: illegitimate

Definition: of marriages and offspring; not recognized as lawful

Synonyms: base, mean, meanspirited

Definition: having or showing an ignoble lack of honor or morality

Usage: 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

Similar words: ignoble

Definition: completely lacking nobility in character or quality or purpose

Usage: 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.

Synonyms: lowly, base, baseborn, humble

Definition: of low birth or station (`base' is archaic in this sense)

Usage: baseborn wretches with dirty faces; of humble (or lowly) birth

Similar words: lowborn

Definition: of humble birth or origins

Usage: a topsy-turvy society of lowborn rich and blue-blooded poor

Synonyms: basal, base

Definition: serving as or forming a base

Usage: the painter applied a base coat followed by two finishing coats

Similar words: basic

Definition: pertaining to or constituting a base or basis

Usage: a basic fact; the basic ingredients; basic changes in public opinion occur because of changes in priorities

Synonyms: immoral, base

Definition: not adhering to ethical or moral principles

Usage: base and unpatriotic motives; a base, degrading way of life; cheating is dishonorable; they considered colonialism immoral; unethical practices in handling public funds

Similar words: wrong

Definition: contrary to conscience or morality or law

Usage: it is wrong for the rich to take advantage of the poor; cheating is wrong; it is wrong to lie

Synonyms: base

Definition: (used of metals) consisting of or alloyed with inferior metal

Usage: base coins of aluminum; a base metal

Similar words: inferior

Definition: of low or inferior quality

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