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Definitions of base:

part of speech: adjective

The lower extremity; a body capable of union with an acid.

part of speech: adjective

1. The lower part or bottom; the part opposite the apex. 2. In pharmacy, the chief ingredient of a compound. 3. In chemistry an electropositive element or radical which unites with an acid to form a salt; a compound of hydroxyl which neutralizes an acid, taking the place in it of the hydrogen component, thereby forming a salt. 4. The support for the teeth in an artificial denture.

Usage examples for base:

  • The next morning the riflemen, supported by the pickets, were again called into play, and soon established their position within three and four hundred yards of the town, which with the base of the hill, was so completely surrounded, as to render the escape of any of the garrison now almost impossible. "The Pirates Own Book", Charles Ellms
  • Parted with Sir H. Cholmly at White Hall, and there I took coach and took up my wife at Unthanke's, and so out for ayre, it being a mighty pleasant day, as far as Bow, and so drank by the way, and home, and there to my chamber till by and by comes Captain Cocke about business; who tells me that Mr. Bruncker is lost for ever, notwithstanding my Lord Bruncker hath advised with him, Cocke, how he might make a peace with the Duke of York and Chancellor, upon promise of serving him in the Parliament but Cocke says that is base to offer, and will have no success neither. "Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright", Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke
  • In the meantime, I continued to follow along the base of the cliff. "The Master of the World", Jules Verne

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A resinous exudation from a shrub of Southern Europe, Cistus ladaniferus, and C. creticus, formerly employed as a stomachic and in the treatment of dysentery, and by fumigation in bronchitis. ...