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(Computing) A key that when pressed causes the cursor to go to the first character of the current line, or on the Internet to the top of the web page.
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  1. (Computing) A key that when pressed causes the cursor to go to the first character of the current line, or on the Internet to the top of the web page.
  2. A place thought of as home
  3. A headquarters; a home base.
The fundamental principle.
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  1. The fundamental principle.
  2. An underlying circumstance or condition:
  3. A condition for relating or proceeding:
Cut to show the wearer's neck and chest; décolleté:
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  1. Cut to show the wearer's neck and chest; décolleté:
  2. Below average in degree, intensity, or amount:
  3. Unrefined; coarse:
Not noble in birth or position; of the common people
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  1. Not noble in birth or position; of the common people
  2. Not of high social status; common.
  3. Not noble in character or quality; dishonorable; base; mean
Morally degraded:
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  1. Morally degraded:
  2. Dirty or filthy:
  3. Base; ignoble; mean
A center of operations or administration:
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  1. A center of operations or administration:
  2. The center of an organization's operations or administration.
  3. The main office, or center of operations and control, of anyone in command, as in an army or police force
A cabin or shelter or group of such buildings:
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  1. A cabin or shelter or group of such buildings:
  2. A group of people who think alike or share a cause; side:
  3. A place in the country that offers simple group accommodations and organized recreation or instruction, as for vacationing children:
An assigned station; a guard post.
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  1. An assigned station; a guard post.
  2. A piece of wood, metal, etc., usually long and square or cylindrical, set upright to support a building, sign, fence, etc.
  3. (Basketball) A position usually taken by the center close to the basket or below the foul line, serving as the focus of the team's offense.
A post-office subdivision in a community with a main post office
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  1. A post-office subdivision in a community with a main post office
  2. The place, building, or establishment from which a service is provided or operations are directed:
  3. The post, building, base, or headquarters assigned to a group of people working together, as in providing a service, making scientific observations, etc.
A base of operations; a headquarters.
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  1. A base of operations; a headquarters.
  2. (Business) Headquarters.
  3. (Baseball) Home plate.
A subject matter to use to commence an activity.
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  1. A subject matter to use to commence an activity.
  2. A place where a journey starts.
An area or region where business activities are conducted:
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  1. An area or region where business activities are conducted:
  2. A distribution in a region of space of the strength and direction of a force, such as the electrostatic force near an electrically charged object, that would act on a body at any given point in that region.
  3. An area or setting of practical activity or application outside an office, school, factory, or laboratory:
Alternative term for airfield
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  1. Alternative term for airfield
  2. A tract of land used by aircraft for landing and taking off.
  3. A field provided with a smooth surface to enable airplanes to land and take off easily
A long narrow piece, usually of uniform width:
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  1. A long narrow piece, usually of uniform width:
  2. An area, as along a busy street or highway, that is lined with a great number and variety of commercial establishments.
  3. An area of dense commercial development, often of a specified kind, along a thoroughfare
A place where aircraft take off and land, usually equipped with hard-surfaced landing strips, a control tower, hangars, aircraft maintenance and refueling facilities, and accommodations for passengers and cargo.
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  1. A place where aircraft take off and land, usually equipped with hard-surfaced landing strips, a control tower, hangars, aircraft maintenance and refueling facilities, and accommodations for passengers and cargo.
An airport or airbase.
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  1. An airport or airbase.
  2. A field where aircraft can take off and land; specif., the landing field of an airport, usually a military field
An aircraft runway without airport facilities.
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  1. An aircraft runway without airport facilities.
  2. A hard-surfaced area, as at an airhead, adapted for use as a temporary airplane runway
  3. An aircraft landing field, usually with only one runway and basic facilities.
A large garage-like structure where aircraft are kept.
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  1. A large garage-like structure where aircraft are kept.
  2. A shelter especially for housing or repairing aircraft.
  3. A shelter used to house or repair an airplane
(--- Comput.) The circuit, outlet, etc. which serves as a connection between a computer and its peripheral
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  1. (--- Comput.) The circuit, outlet, etc. which serves as a connection between a computer and its peripheral
  2. A hole in an armored vehicle or a fortified structure for viewing or for firing weapons.
  3. A place where data can pass into or out of a central processing unit, computer, or peripheral. With central processing units, a port is a fixed set of connections for incoming and outgoing data or instructions. With computers and peripherals, a port is generally a socket into which a connector can be plugged.
A station at any important point or junction of a transportation line
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  1. A station at any important point or junction of a transportation line
  2. (Computer Science) A device, often equipped with a keyboard and a video display, by which one can read, enter, or manipulate information in a computer system.
  3. (Electricity) A position in a circuit or device at which a connection is normally established or broken.
A permanent military post.
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  1. A permanent military post.
  2. A fortified place with troops, guns, etc.; military post or station
  3. A military post, especially one that is permanently established.
A short, thick piece of wood, especially one used as firewood.
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  1. A short, thick piece of wood, especially one used as firewood.
  2. A position of employment; a job.
  3. A written order to provide quarters or lodging for military personnel, as in private buildings
A small conical hole made in a piece of work with a center punch so that a drill can be accurately positioned within it.
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  1. A small conical hole made in a piece of work with a center punch so that a drill can be accurately positioned within it.
  2. A point of origin, as of influence, ideas, or actions:
  3. (Sports) A player whose position at the start of a contest is at the center of the line or playing area
A station for assembling either recruits for training or combat replacements for assignment to a unit
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  1. A station for assembling either recruits for training or combat replacements for assignment to a unit
  2. A mass of a drug or other substance that has been injected into the body and is gradually absorbed into the surrounding tissue over time.
  3. A railroad or bus station: originally used of a freight station
A demarcated or enclosed space where the defendant stands or sits in a court of law.
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  1. A demarcated or enclosed space where the defendant stands or sits in a court of law.
  2. (US, rare, dated) A male given name or nickname.
  3. A floating platform attached to a mooring and used as a rest or play area when swimming.
A place of refuge, safety, etc.; retreat; shelter
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  1. A place of refuge, safety, etc.; retreat; shelter
  2. A sheltered part of a body of water deep enough to provide anchorage for ships.
  3. A protected inlet, or branch of a sea, lake, etc., where ships can anchor, esp. one with port facilities
The set of anchors belonging to a ship.
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  1. The set of anchors belonging to a ship.
  2. A city of southern Alaska on Cook Inlet south-southwest of Fairbanks. Founded in 1915 as construction headquarters for the Alaska Railroad, it is the largest city in the state.
  3. (Figuratively) Something on which one may depend for security; ground of trust.
A place in which one may sit:
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  1. A place in which one may sit:
  2. The place where something is carried on, settled, established, etc.; center; location; site
  3. A home or residence; esp., a large house that is part of a country estate
(Baseball) The unmarked lane, six feet (1.8 m) wide, between any two consecutive bases: a base runner who does not stay within this lane may, in certain situations, be called out by an umpire
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  1. (Baseball) The unmarked lane, six feet (1.8 m) wide, between any two consecutive bases: a base runner who does not stay within this lane may, in certain situations, be called out by an umpire
  2. Any starting or reference point, figure, amount, level, etc. with which others can be measured or compared
  3. (--- Surveying) A horizontal line measured with special accuracy to provide a base for survey by triangulation
A piece of magnetizable material, such as a rod of soft iron, that is placed inside an electrical coil or transformer to intensify and provide a path for the magnetic field produced by the current running through the wire windings.
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  1. A piece of magnetizable material, such as a rod of soft iron, that is placed inside an electrical coil or transformer to intensify and provide a path for the magnetic field produced by the current running through the wire windings.
  2. (Anatomy) The muscles in the trunk of the human body, including those of the abdomen and chest, that stabilize the spine, pelvis, and shoulders.
  3. A reactor core.
(Philos.) The inward nature of anything, underlying its manifestations; true substance
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  1. (Philos.) The inward nature of anything, underlying its manifestations; true substance
  2. An extract that has the fundamental properties of a substance in concentrated form.
  3. A substance that keeps, in concentrated form, the flavor, fragrance, or other properties of the plant, drug, food, etc. from which it is extracted; essential oil
Matter added to some other to increase bulk, improve consistency, etc.
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  1. Matter added to some other to increase bulk, improve consistency, etc.
  2. The bunch of blended tobacco held together by a binder leaf to form a cigar
  3. Tobacco used to form the body of a cigar.
The act of founding, especially the establishment of an institution with provisions for future maintenance.
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  1. The act of founding, especially the establishment of an institution with provisions for future maintenance.
  2. The base on which something rests; specif., the supporting part of a wall, house, etc., usually of masonry, concrete, etc., and at least partially underground
  3. Funds for the perpetual support of an institution; an endowment.
The act of supporting:
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  1. The act of supporting:
  2. (Fuzzy set theory) A set whose elements are at least partially included in a given fuzzy set (i.e., whose grade of membership in that fuzzy set is strictly greater than zero).
  3. The provision of money or the necessities of life:
(Slang) One who is penetrated by another person or is the submissive partner in a sexual encounter or relationship.
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  1. (Slang) One who is penetrated by another person or is the submissive partner in a sexual encounter or relationship.
  2. The basic underlying quality; the source:
  3. The lowest or least favorable position:
(Steam heating) a pedestal coil, group of connected straight pipes arranged side by side and one above another, used in a radiator.
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  1. (Steam heating) a pedestal coil, group of connected straight pipes arranged side by side and one above another, used in a radiator.
  2. An architectural support or base, as for a column or statue.
  3. The foot or bottom support of a column or pillar
A position or opinion one is prepared to uphold:
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  1. A position or opinion one is prepared to uphold:
  2. A small rack, prop, or table for holding any of various articles:
  3. A structure for a person or persons to stand or sit on, or to stand at
A small plot of cultivated or planted land:
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  1. A small plot of cultivated or planted land:
  2. Any flat surface used as a foundation or support, as the earth, gravel, etc. under the rails and ties of a railroad
  3. A place where one may sleep; lodging:
(Music) An interval of silence corresponding to one of the possible time values within a measure.
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  1. (Music) An interval of silence corresponding to one of the possible time values within a measure.
  2. The condition of being settled or resolved:
  3. A device used as a support:
Something suggestive of a foot in position or function, especially:
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  1. Something suggestive of a foot in position or function, especially:
  2. A unit of poetic meter consisting of stressed and unstressed syllables in any of various set combinations. For example, an iambic foot has an unstressed followed by a stressed syllable.
  3. The end opposite the head, top, or front:
The close ties one has with some place or people as through birth, upbringing, long and sympathetic association, etc.
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  1. The close ties one has with some place or people as through birth, upbringing, long and sympathetic association, etc.
  2. The condition of being settled and of belonging to a particular place or society:
  3. A plant part that usually grows underground, secures the plant in place, absorbs minerals and water, and stores food manufactured by leaves and other plant parts. Roots grow in a root system. Eudicots and magnoliids have a central, longer, and larger taproot with many narrower lateral roots branching off, while monocots have a mass of threadlike fibrous roots , which are roughly the same length and remain close to the surface of the soil. In vascular plants, roots usually consist of a central cylinder of vascular tissue, surrounded by the pericycle and endodermis, then a thick layer of cortex, and finally an outer epidermis or (in woody plants) periderm. Only finer roots (known as feeder roots) actively take up water and minerals, generally in the uppermost meter of soil. These roots absorb minerals primarily through small epidermal structures known as root hairs. In certain plants, adventitious roots grow out from the stem above ground as aerial roots or prop roots, bending down into the soil, to facilitate the exchange of gases or increase support. Certain plants (such as the carrot and beet) have fleshy storage roots with abundant parenchyma in their vascular tissues.
The body of a human being or animal, not including the head and limbs
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  1. The body of a human being or animal, not including the head and limbs
  2. A large, reinforced box or chest, used in traveling or for storage, as to hold clothing and personal effects
  3. A compartment in an automobile, usually in the rear, for holding a spare tire, luggage, etc.
The act of putting a foot to anything; also, that which is added as a foot; as, the footing of a stocking.
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  1. The act of putting a foot to anything; also, that which is added as a foot; as, the footing of a stocking.
  2. Position or rank in relation to others; standing:
  3. A ground for the foot; place for the foot to rest on; firm foundation to stand on.
Work done in preparation
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  1. Work done in preparation
  2. A foundation; a basis.
A support or foundation:
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  1. A support or foundation:
  2. Material or masonry used to support a structure, such as a wall.
  3. Anything that serves as a support or basis
The collectivity of moral or ethical standards or judgments:
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  1. The collectivity of moral or ethical standards or judgments:
  2. A rule or law concerning the functioning of natural phenomena or mechanical processes:
  3. A fundamental truth, law, doctrine, or motivating force, upon which others are based
Power or influence resulting from knowledge, prestige, etc.
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  1. Power or influence resulting from knowledge, prestige, etc.
  2. The power to enforce laws, exact obedience, command, determine, or judge.
  3. An accepted source of expert information or advice:
A letter or figure used in schools, etc. to show quality of work or behavior; grade
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  1. A letter or figure used in schools, etc. to show quality of work or behavior; grade
  2. A visible trace or impression, such as a line or spot:
  3. (Proper --- Bible, person) One of the four Evangelists, to whom is ascribed the second Gospel: his day is April 25
A leap; a jump.
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  1. A leap; a jump.
  2. The territory on, within, or near limiting lines:
  3. A boundary; a limit:
(Biol.) A habitat, esp. the exact location of a given plant or animal
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  1. (Biol.) A habitat, esp. the exact location of a given plant or animal
  2. A place or position where a person or thing stands or is assigned to stand; a post:
  3. One that broadcasts radio or television transmissions:
A print of a woodcut, lithograph, or other engraved material, especially when reproduced in a book.
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  1. A print of a woodcut, lithograph, or other engraved material, especially when reproduced in a book.
  2. A whole course served on such a dish.
  3. In plate tectonics, one of the sections of the Earth's lithosphere (crust and upper mantle) that is in constant motion along with other sections. It is the interaction of the plates that causes mountains, volcanos, and other land features to form and that causes earthquakes to occur. Six major plates and numerous smaller ones are recognized.
(Basketball) A position usually taken by the center close to the basket or below the foul line, serving as the focus of the team's offense.
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  1. (Basketball) A position usually taken by the center close to the basket or below the foul line, serving as the focus of the team's offense.
  2. A piece of wood, metal, etc., usually long and square or cylindrical, set upright to support a building, sign, fence, etc.
  3. (Army, Brit.) Either of two bugle calls (first post and last post) sounded to indicate the time to retire at night: the last post is also sounded at military funerals and remembrance services
(Sports) A structure or area into which players endeavor to propel a ball or puck in order to score points.
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  1. (Sports) A structure or area into which players endeavor to propel a ball or puck in order to score points.
  2. The line, crossbar, or net over or into which the ball or puck must be passed to score
  3. An object or end that one strives to attain; aim
(Singular only, US, colloquial) Kissing.
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  1. (Singular only, US, colloquial) Kissing.
  2. (Singular only, by extension) Completion of the first phase of an activity.
(Music) The highest or leading voice or instrument in an ensemble
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  1. (Music) The highest or leading voice or instrument in an ensemble
  2. That one before the second
  3. The winning position in a contest:
The base across the diamond from home plate, to be touched second by a runner.
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  1. The base across the diamond from home plate, to be touched second by a runner.
  2. The defensive position played by the second baseman
  3. The base located behind the pitcher, the second of the four bases that a base runner attempts to reach safely
A unit of time equal to1 /60 of a minute. &diamf3; A sidereal second is1 /60 of a sidereal minute, and a mean solar second is1 /60 of a mean solar minute.
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  1. A unit of time equal to1 /60 of a minute. &diamf3; A sidereal second is1 /60 of a sidereal minute, and a mean solar second is1 /60 of a mean solar minute.
  2. (Baseball, short for) second base
  3. The second forward gear of a transmission: it provides more speed but less torque than first
(Architecture) The central wedge-shaped stone of an arch that locks its parts together.
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  1. (Architecture) The central wedge-shaped stone of an arch that locks its parts together.
  2. The central, topmost voussoir of an arch, popularly thought of as especially holding the others in place
  3. That one of a number of associated parts or things that supports or holds together the others; main part or principle
The defensive position played by the third baseman
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  1. The defensive position played by the third baseman
  2. The base to the right of the pitcher, the third of the four bases that a base runner attempts to reach safely
  3. The third of the bases on the diamond counterclockwise from home plate; the last base to be reached by a runner before home plate.
The person or thing in the third position.
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  1. The person or thing in the third position.
  2. The third forward gear of a transmission: it provides more speed but less torque than second
  3. (Music) An interval consisting of the first and third notes in a scale.
A base, usually consisting of a hard rubber slab, at one of the corners of a diamond at which a batter stands when hitting and which a base runner must finally touch in order to score.
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  1. A base, usually consisting of a hard rubber slab, at one of the corners of a diamond at which a batter stands when hitting and which a base runner must finally touch in order to score.
The part of a turntable on which a gramophone record rests when being played, commonly made of aluminum, but sometimes of high-impact plastic.
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  1. The part of a turntable on which a gramophone record rests when being played, commonly made of aluminum, but sometimes of high-impact plastic.
  2. A meal or course served on a platter.
  3. One who plats/plaits or braids.
A remote, secret, or secluded place
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  1. A remote, secret, or secluded place
  2. A remote, secluded, or secret place:
  3. (Boxing) Any of the four areas in the ring where the ropes meet to form 90° angles, esp., either of two such areas at opposite ends of the ring, used by the boxers between rounds for rest and medical attention
Any thing or part shaped or bulging like a bag
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  1. Any thing or part shaped or bulging like a bag
  2. An amount of game taken or legally permitted to be taken.
  3. A nonrigid container made of fabric, paper, plastic, leather, etc., typically with an opening at the top that can be closed as by folding the sides; sack or pouch
The amount that a sack can hold:
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  1. The amount that a sack can hold:
  2. (Slang) Dismissal from employment:
  3. A bag, especially one made of strong material for holding grain or objects in bulk.
Not noble in birth or position; of the common people
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  1. Not noble in birth or position; of the common people
  2. Not of high social status; common.
  3. Not noble in character or quality; dishonorable; base; mean
Cut to show the wearer's neck and chest; décolleté:
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  1. Cut to show the wearer's neck and chest; décolleté:
  2. Below an average or a standard:
  3. Mean; despicable; contemptible
Despicable; base:
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  1. Despicable; base:
  2. Gloomy; depressed.
  3. (Idiomatic, slang, US) Of no value.
Low in value, rank, or social status:
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  1. Low in value, rank, or social status:
  2. (Slang) Hard to cope with; difficult or troublesome:
  3. Ignoble; base:
Dirty or filthy:
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  1. Dirty or filthy:
  2. Dirty; filthy
  3. Base; ignoble; mean
Wretched; miserable; sordid
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  1. Wretched; miserable; sordid
  2. Dirty or deteriorated, especially from poverty or lack of care.
  3. Foul or unclean, esp. as the result of neglect or unsanitary conditions
Cheap; worthless
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  1. Cheap; worthless
  2. Highly disagreeable or most inferior; very bad: a generalized term of disapproval
  3. Degrading; low; mean
Achieved with little effort:
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  1. Achieved with little effort:
  2. Of poor quality; inferior:
  3. Worthy of no respect; vulgar or contemptible:
Extremely contemptible; nasty:
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  1. Extremely contemptible; nasty:
  2. Sick or unwell:
  3. (Informal) Poor; inferior
In a condition of misery; wretched, unhappy, suffering, etc.
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  1. In a condition of misery; wretched, unhappy, suffering, etc.
  2. Of poor quality; inferior:
  3. Bad; inferior; inadequate
Lacking in importance or worth.
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  1. Lacking in importance or worth.
  2. Marked by meanness or lack of generosity; contemptible:
  3. Very small or inadequate in amount; negligible:
Lacking material possessions; having little or no means to support oneself; needy; impoverished
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  1. Lacking material possessions; having little or no means to support oneself; needy; impoverished
  2. Eliciting or deserving pity; pitiable:
  3. Not adequate in quality or quantity; inferior:
Morally corrupt or despicable:
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  1. Morally corrupt or despicable:
  2. Soft or easily broken as because of decomposition; friable
  3. (Slang) Very bad, unsatisfactory, nasty, etc.
Dishonest or reprehensible:
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  1. Dishonest or reprehensible:
  2. Made of any cheap, inferior material
  3. Being of poor quality or construction
Flimsy or thin in texture or substance; lacking firmness
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  1. Flimsy or thin in texture or substance; lacking firmness
  2. Made of low-quality materials; cheap or shoddy.
  3. (Informal) Shoddy, shabby, cheap, vulgar, etc.
Containing, consisting of, or like trash; worthless, offensive, etc.
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  1. Containing, consisting of, or like trash; worthless, offensive, etc.
  2. In very poor taste or of very poor quality:
  3. Resembling or containing trash; cheap or worthless:
(Informal) Of poor quality; shoddy:
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  1. (Informal) Of poor quality; shoddy:
  2. (Informal) of poor quality through being overdramatic, excessively emotional or clichéd, trite, contrived, shoddy
  3. (Slang) Inferior; poor
Inferior, worthless, contemptible, etc.
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  1. Inferior, worthless, contemptible, etc.
  2. (Informal) bad; poor
  3. Dirty, cheap, shabby, disgusting, etc.
Tacky, of tasteless appearance.
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  1. Tacky, of tasteless appearance.
  2. Of inferior quality, cheap.
Ignoble; contemptible.
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  1. Ignoble; contemptible.
  2. Of humble birth or origin
  3. Mean or ignoble in character or spirit
Belonging equally to or shared equally by two or more; joint:
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  1. Belonging equally to or shared equally by two or more; joint:
  2. Widespread; prevalent:
  3. Not distinguished by superior or noteworthy characteristics; average:
Showing deferential or submissive respect:
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  1. Showing deferential or submissive respect:
  2. Having or showing a consciousness of one's defects or shortcomings; not overly proud; not self-assertive; modest
  3. Low in condition, rank, or position; lowly; unpretentious
Not of high social status; common.
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  1. Not of high social status; common.
  2. Not noble in birth or position; of the common people
  3. Not noble in character or quality; dishonorable; base; mean
Of or suited to a low position or rank
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  1. Of or suited to a low position or rank
  2. Having a low esteem of one's own worth; humble; meek; free from pride.
  3. Ordinary; commonplace
Expressing spite or malice:
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  1. Expressing spite or malice:
  2. Common or poor in appearance; shabby:
  3. Lacking in kindness; unkind:
Commonplace; ordinary
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  1. Commonplace; ordinary
  2. Of or characteristic of the lower class in ancient Rome or of the common people in any country
  3. Vulgar, coarse, or common
Not washed; unclean.
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  1. Not washed; unclean.
  2. Not washed; dirty, soiled, etc.
  3. Common; plebeian:
Characterized by a lack of culture, refinement, taste, restraint, sensitivity, etc.; coarse; crude; boorish
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  1. Characterized by a lack of culture, refinement, taste, restraint, sensitivity, etc.; coarse; crude; boorish
  2. Designating, of, or in the popular, or vernacular, speech
  3. Of, characteristic of, belonging to, or common to the great mass of people in general; common; popular
An underlying circumstance or condition:
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  1. An underlying circumstance or condition:
  2. A pattern or schedule for proceeding:
  3. A set of independent vectors whose linear combinations define a vector space, such as a reference frame used to establish a coordinate system.
(Printing) The heavy table of a printing press in which the type form is placed.
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  1. (Printing) The heavy table of a printing press in which the type form is placed.
  2. A small plot of cultivated or planted land:
  3. A heap of material:
The far end or part:
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  1. The far end or part:
  2. The bed or ground beneath a body of water
  3. The lowest or least favorable position:
A unit of poetic meter consisting of stressed and unstressed syllables in any of various set combinations. For example, an iambic foot has an unstressed followed by a stressed syllable.
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  1. A unit of poetic meter consisting of stressed and unstressed syllables in any of various set combinations. For example, an iambic foot has an unstressed followed by a stressed syllable.
  2. The lowest part; the bottom:
  3. The end opposite the head, top, or front:
(Architecture) The supporting base or groundwork of a structure, as for a monument or wall.
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  1. (Architecture) The supporting base or groundwork of a structure, as for a monument or wall.
  2. The act of moving on foot.
  3. (Architecture, engineering) The thickened or sloping portion of a wall, or of an embankment at its foot; foundation.
The act of founding, especially the establishment of an institution with provisions for future maintenance.
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  1. The act of founding, especially the establishment of an institution with provisions for future maintenance.
  2. The basis on which a thing stands, is founded, or is supported.
  3. The base on which something rests; specif., the supporting part of a wall, house, etc., usually of masonry, concrete, etc., and at least partially underground
The connection of an electrical conductor with a ground
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  1. The connection of an electrical conductor with a ground
  2. The set of shared points in an electrical circuit at which the measured voltage is taken to be zero. The ground is usually connected directly to the power supply and acts as a common “sink” for current flowing through the components in the circuit.
  3. An area or a position that is contested in or as if in battle:
Work done in preparation
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  1. Work done in preparation
  2. A foundation; a basis.
The right to sit as a member; position of a member; membership
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  1. The right to sit as a member; position of a member; membership
  2. A place of abode or residence, especially a large house that is part of an estate:
  3. The part on which one rests in sitting:
Any basis or foundation
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  1. Any basis or foundation
  2. (Photog.) A thin layer of material on a photographic film or plate serving as a base for the sensitive emulsion
  3. (Zool.) The ground or other solid material on which an animal moves or is fastened
Anything that serves as a support or basis
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  1. Anything that serves as a support or basis
  2. A supporting structure or foundation, esp. one placed beneath a wall
  3. Material or masonry used to support a structure, such as a wall.
A set of independent vectors whose linear combinations define a vector space, such as a reference frame used to establish a coordinate system.
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  1. A set of independent vectors whose linear combinations define a vector space, such as a reference frame used to establish a coordinate system.
  2. An underlying circumstance or condition:
  3. A condition for relating or proceeding:
A surface or its condition with respect to its suitability for walking or running, especially the condition of a racetrack.
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  1. A surface or its condition with respect to its suitability for walking or running, especially the condition of a racetrack.
  2. A standing; position; established place; basis for operation; permanent settlement; foothold.
  3. A basis for relationship
The act of founding, especially the establishment of an institution with provisions for future maintenance.
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  1. The act of founding, especially the establishment of an institution with provisions for future maintenance.
  2. The basis on which a thing stands, is founded, or is supported.
  3. Foundation garment
The connection of an electrical conductor with a ground
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  1. The connection of an electrical conductor with a ground
  2. The foundation for an argument, belief, or action; a basis.
  3. Basis; foundation
Work done in preparation
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  1. Work done in preparation
  2. A foundation; a basis.
A support or foundation:
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  1. A support or foundation:
  2. Material or masonry used to support a structure, such as a wall.
  3. Anything that serves as a support or basis
The fundamental principle.
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  1. The fundamental principle.
  2. An underlying circumstance or condition:
  3. A condition for relating or proceeding:
A ceremonial stone set at the corner of a building, joining two exterior walls, and often inscribed with the starting and completion dates of construction, the name of the architect and owner, and other details.
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  1. A ceremonial stone set at the corner of a building, joining two exterior walls, and often inscribed with the starting and completion dates of construction, the name of the architect and owner, and other details.
  2. A stone that forms part of the corner of a building; esp., a foundation stone of this kind, often inscribed, laid at a ceremony that marks the beginning of building
  3. An indispensable and fundamental basis:
The fundamental principle on which something is founded; basis
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  1. The fundamental principle on which something is founded; basis
  2. The basis on which a thing stands, is founded, or is supported.
  3. Foundation garment
The prime or main tone of a harmonic series
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  1. The prime or main tone of a harmonic series
  2. The lowest frequency of a periodically varying quantity or of a vibrating system.
  3. A principle, theory, law, etc. serving as a basis; essential part
The state of having or establishing an indigenous relationship with or a personal affinity for a particular culture, society, or environment:
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  1. The state of having or establishing an indigenous relationship with or a personal affinity for a particular culture, society, or environment:
  2. A plant part that usually grows underground, secures the plant in place, absorbs minerals and water, and stores food manufactured by leaves and other plant parts. Roots grow in a root system. Eudicots and magnoliids have a central, longer, and larger taproot with many narrower lateral roots branching off, while monocots have a mass of threadlike fibrous roots , which are roughly the same length and remain close to the surface of the soil. In vascular plants, roots usually consist of a central cylinder of vascular tissue, surrounded by the pericycle and endodermis, then a thick layer of cortex, and finally an outer epidermis or (in woody plants) periderm. Only finer roots (known as feeder roots) actively take up water and minerals, generally in the uppermost meter of soil. These roots absorb minerals primarily through small epidermal structures known as root hairs. In certain plants, adventitious roots grow out from the stem above ground as aerial roots or prop roots, bending down into the soil, to facilitate the exchange of gases or increase support. Certain plants (such as the carrot and beet) have fleshy storage roots with abundant parenchyma in their vascular tissues.
  3. (Linguistics) The element that carries the main component of meaning in a word and provides the basis from which a word is derived by adding affixes or inflectional endings or by phonetic change.
Something in an incipient or undeveloped form:
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  1. Something in an incipient or undeveloped form:
  2. A first principle, element, or fundamental, as of a subject to be learned
  3. A fundamental element, principle, or skill, as of a field of learning:
A group of interrelated ideas, activities, etc. that form, or are viewed as forming, a single whole
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  1. A group of interrelated ideas, activities, etc. that form, or are viewed as forming, a single whole
  2. A building or group of buildings used for a single purpose:
  3. A whole composed of interconnected or interwoven parts:
The military installation from which troops are commanded and orders are issued; the military unit consisting of a commander and his support staff.
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  1. The military installation from which troops are commanded and orders are issued; the military unit consisting of a commander and his support staff.
  2. A center of operations or administration:
  3. The main office, or center of operations and control, of anyone in command, as in an army or police force
An input or output point along a communications system.
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  1. An input or output point along a communications system.
  2. The place, building, or establishment from which a service is provided or operations are directed:
  3. An establishment equipped for observation and study:
The state of being installed.
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  1. The state of being installed.
  2. A system of machinery or other apparatus set up for use.
  3. Any military post, camp, base, etc.
The close ties one has with some place or people as through birth, upbringing, long and sympathetic association, etc.
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  1. The close ties one has with some place or people as through birth, upbringing, long and sympathetic association, etc.
  2. (Linguis.) The fundamental element of a word or form, exclusive of all affixes and inflectional phonetic changes
  3. A plant part that usually grows underground, secures the plant in place, absorbs minerals and water, and stores food manufactured by leaves and other plant parts. Roots grow in a root system. Eudicots and magnoliids have a central, longer, and larger taproot with many narrower lateral roots branching off, while monocots have a mass of threadlike fibrous roots , which are roughly the same length and remain close to the surface of the soil. In vascular plants, roots usually consist of a central cylinder of vascular tissue, surrounded by the pericycle and endodermis, then a thick layer of cortex, and finally an outer epidermis or (in woody plants) periderm. Only finer roots (known as feeder roots) actively take up water and minerals, generally in the uppermost meter of soil. These roots absorb minerals primarily through small epidermal structures known as root hairs. In certain plants, adventitious roots grow out from the stem above ground as aerial roots or prop roots, bending down into the soil, to facilitate the exchange of gases or increase support. Certain plants (such as the carrot and beet) have fleshy storage roots with abundant parenchyma in their vascular tissues.
A supporting structure resembling the stalk of a plant.
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  1. A supporting structure resembling the stalk of a plant.
  2. (Linguis.) The part of a word, consisting of a root or a root with one or more affixes, to which inflectional endings are added or in which inflectional phonetic changes are made
  3. The main, often long or slender part of a plant that usually grows upward above the ground and supports other parts, such as branches and leaves. Plants have evolved a number of tissue arrangements in the stem. Seedless vascular plants (such as mosses and ferns) have primary vascular tissue in an inner core, a cylindrical ring, or individual strands scattered amid the ground tissue. In eudicots, magnoliids, and conifers, the stem develops a continuous cylindrical layer or a ring of separate bundles of vascular tissue (including secondary vascular tissue) embedded in the ground tissue. In monocots and some herbaceous eudicots, individual strands of primary vascular tissue are scattered in the ground tissue.
(Linguistics) A stem.
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  1. (Linguistics) A stem.
  2. An implicit or recurrent idea; a motif:
  3. (Short for) theme song
To depend or be based (on)
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  1. To depend or be based (on)
  2. To develop or give form to according to a plan or process; create:
  3. To establish a basis for; found or ground:
To cause to be able to grow or thrive:
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  1. To cause to be able to grow or thrive:
  2. To bring about; generate or effect:
  3. To cause (an institution, for example) to come into existence or begin operating; found; set up.
To melt, especially of metal in an industrial setting.
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  1. To melt, especially of metal in an industrial setting.
  2. To lay the base of; set for support; base
  3. To establish the foundation or basis of; base:
To set on, or cause to touch, the ground
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  1. To set on, or cause to touch, the ground
  2. The set of shared points in an electrical circuit at which the measured voltage is taken to be zero. The ground is usually connected directly to the power supply and acts as a common “sink” for current flowing through the components in the circuit.
  3. To found on a firm basis; establish
To carry the connotation of; imply.
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  1. To carry the connotation of; imply.
  2. To affirm or base (something) on or upon given facts, arguments, conditions, etc.
  3. To base or establish (a statement or action, for example):
To base or ground:
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  1. To base or ground:
  2. (Law) To complete the main presentation of (one's portion of a case):
  3. To cease motion, work, or activity, especially in order to become refreshed:
To remove or get rid of. Often used with out :
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  1. To remove or get rid of. Often used with out :
  2. To cause to appear or be known. Used with out :
  3. A plant part that usually grows underground, secures the plant in place, absorbs minerals and water, and stores food manufactured by leaves and other plant parts. Roots grow in a root system. Eudicots and magnoliids have a central, longer, and larger taproot with many narrower lateral roots branching off, while monocots have a mass of threadlike fibrous roots , which are roughly the same length and remain close to the surface of the soil. In vascular plants, roots usually consist of a central cylinder of vascular tissue, surrounded by the pericycle and endodermis, then a thick layer of cortex, and finally an outer epidermis or (in woody plants) periderm. Only finer roots (known as feeder roots) actively take up water and minerals, generally in the uppermost meter of soil. These roots absorb minerals primarily through small epidermal structures known as root hairs. In certain plants, adventitious roots grow out from the stem above ground as aerial roots or prop roots, bending down into the soil, to facilitate the exchange of gases or increase support. Certain plants (such as the carrot and beet) have fleshy storage roots with abundant parenchyma in their vascular tissues.
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  1. To support from below with props or masonry.
  2. (Figuratively) To give support to; to corroborate.
  3. To give support or substance to:

Synonym Study

  • Groundwork , closely synonymous with foundation , is principally applied to nonphysical things the groundwork of a good education
  • Foundation stresses solidity in the underlying or supporting thing and often suggests permanence and stability in that which is built on it the foundation of a house
  • Basis , conveying the same idea, is the term preferred for nonphysical things the basis of a theory
  • Base , as compared here, refers to a part or thing at the bottom acting as a support or underlying structure the base of a lamp
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