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Another word for base

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Adjective
  1. Having or proceeding from low moral standards

    See also:

    right

  2. Of decidedly inferior quality

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    good

  3. Lacking high station or birth

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    over

Noun
  1. The lowest or supporting part or structure

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    over

  2. That on which something immaterial, such as an argument or a charge, rests

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    over

  3. A fundamental principle or underlying concept

      1. A fundamental element, principle, or skill, as of a field of learning:
      2. Something in an incipient or undeveloped form:
      3. An imperfectly or incompletely developed organ or part.
      1. The usually underground portion of a plant that lacks buds, leaves, or nodes and serves as support, draws minerals and water from the surrounding soil, and sometimes stores food.
      2. Any of various other underground plant parts, especially an underground stem such as a rhizome, corm, or tuber.
      3. The embedded part of an organ or structure such as a hair, tooth, or nerve, that serves as a base or support.
      1. Of or relating to the foundation or base; elementary:
      2. Forming or serving as an essential component of a system or structure; central:
      3. Of great significance or entailing major change:
      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. Funds for the perpetual support of an institution; an endowment.
      1. A stone at the corner of a building uniting two intersecting walls; a quoin.
      2. Such a stone, often inscribed, laid at a ceremony marking the origin of a building.
      3. An indispensable and fundamental basis:
      1. A foundation upon which something rests.
      2. The chief constituent; the fundamental ingredient:
      3. The fundamental principle.
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    over

  4. A center of organization, supply, or activity

      1. The act of installing.
      2. The state of being installed.
      3. A system of machinery or other apparatus set up for use.
      1. A place or position where a person or thing stands or is assigned to stand; a post:
      2. An area where a person is assigned to work.
      3. The place, building, or establishment from which a service is provided or operations are directed:
      1. The offices of a commander, as of a military unit, from which orders are issued.
      2. A center of operations or administration:
      1. Consisting of interconnected or interwoven parts; composite.
      2. Composed of two or more units:
      3. Difficult to understand for being intricate or involved; complicated.
    See also:

    place

  5. The main part of a word to which affixes are attached

      1. A topic of discourse or discussion.
      2. A subject of artistic representation.
      3. An implicit or recurrent idea; a motif:
      1. The main ascending part of a plant; a stalk or trunk.
      2. A slender stalk supporting or connecting another plant part, such as a leaf or flower.
      3. A banana stalk bearing several bunches of bananas.
      1. The usually underground portion of a plant that lacks buds, leaves, or nodes and serves as support, draws minerals and water from the surrounding soil, and sometimes stores food.
      2. Any of various other underground plant parts, especially an underground stem such as a rhizome, corm, or tuber.
      3. The embedded part of an organ or structure such as a hair, tooth, or nerve, that serves as a base or support.
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    words

Verb
  1. To provide a basis for

      1. To support from below, as with props, girders, or masonry.
      2. To give support or substance to:
      1. The usually underground portion of a plant that lacks buds, leaves, or nodes and serves as support, draws minerals and water from the surrounding soil, and sometimes stores food.
      2. Any of various other underground plant parts, especially an underground stem such as a rhizome, corm, or tuber.
      3. The embedded part of an organ or structure such as a hair, tooth, or nerve, that serves as a base or support.
      1. A period of inactivity, relaxation, or sleep:
      2. Sleep or the refreshment resulting from inactivity or sleep:
      3. The repose of death:
      1. To base or establish (a statement or action, for example):
      2. To state or affirm as an attribute or quality of something:
      3. To carry the connotation of; imply.
      1. The solid surface of the earth.
      2. The floor of a body of water, especially the sea.
      3. Soil; earth:
      1. To establish or set up, especially with provision for continuing existence:
      2. To establish the foundation or basis of; base:
      1. To cause (an institution, for example) to come into existence or begin operating; found; set up.
      2. To bring about; generate or effect:
      3. To place or settle in a secure position or condition:
      1. To form by combining materials or parts; construct.
      2. To order, finance, or supervise the construction of:
      3. To develop or give form to according to a plan or process; create:
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    over

Another word for base

Modifier
Noun
  1. A point from which action is initiated

  2. The principal or basic ingredient

      1. Something added to augment weight or size or fill space.
      2. A composition, especially a semisolid that hardens on drying, used to fill pores, cracks, or holes in wood, plaster, or other construction surfaces before finishing.
      3. Tobacco used to form the body of a cigar.
      1. The intrinsic or indispensable quality or qualities that serve to characterize or identify something:
      2. The inherent, unchanging nature of a thing or class of things.
      3. The most important part or aspect of something:
      1. The central or innermost part:
      2. The hard or fibrous central part of certain fruits, such as the apple or pear, containing the seeds.
      3. The basic or most important part; the crucial element or essence:
    See also:

    essence

  3. The bottom, thought of as a support

      1. Secure placement of the feet in standing or moving.
      2. A surface or its condition with respect to its suitability for walking or running, especially the condition of a racetrack.
      3. A secure place for the feet; a foothold.
      1. The main woody axis of a tree.
      2. The shaft of a column.
      3. The body of a human or other vertebrate, excluding the head and limbs.
      1. The usually underground portion of a plant that lacks buds, leaves, or nodes and serves as support, draws minerals and water from the surrounding soil, and sometimes stores food.
      2. Any of various other underground plant parts, especially an underground stem such as a rhizome, corm, or tuber.
      3. The embedded part of an organ or structure such as a hair, tooth, or nerve, that serves as a base or support.
      1. The lower extremity of the vertebrate leg that is in direct contact with the ground in standing or walking.
      2. A structure used for locomotion or attachment in an invertebrate animal, such as the muscular organ extending from the ventral side of a mollusk.
      3. The lowest part; the bottom:
      1. A period of inactivity, relaxation, or sleep:
      2. Sleep or the refreshment resulting from inactivity or sleep:
      3. The repose of death:
      1. A piece of furniture for reclining and sleeping, typically consisting of a flat, rectangular frame and a mattress resting on springs.
      2. A bedstead.
      3. A mattress.
      1. To rise to an upright position on the feet.
      2. To assume or maintain an upright position as specified:
      3. To maintain an upright position on the feet.
      1. An architectural support or base, as for a column or statue.
      2. A support or foundation.
      3. A position of high regard or adoration.
      1. The deepest or lowest part:
      2. The part closest to a reference point:
      3. The underside:
      1. To bear the weight of, especially from below; keep from falling, sinking, or slipping:
      2. To bear or hold up (an amount of weight):
      3. To keep from weakening or failing; give confidence or comfort to:
      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. Funds for the perpetual support of an institution; an endowment.
    See also:

    foundation

  4. Foundation of a belief or statement

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    basis

  5. A goal, especially in baseball

      1. A bag, especially one made of strong material for holding grain or objects in bulk.
      2. The amount that a sack can hold:
      3. A short loose-fitting garment for women and children.
      1. A container of flexible material, such as paper, plastic, or leather, that is used for carrying or storing items.
      2. A handbag; a purse.
      3. A piece of hand luggage, such as a suitcase or satchel.
      1. The position at which two lines, surfaces, or edges meet and form an angle:
      2. The area enclosed or bounded by an angle formed in this manner:
      3. The place where two roads or streets join or intersect.
      1. A large shallow dish or plate, used especially for serving food.
      2. A meal or course served on a platter.
      3. A phonograph record.
      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.
      1. The ordinal number matching the number three in a series.
      2. One of three equal parts.
      3. An interval of three degrees in a diatonic scale.
      1. The third of the bases on the diamond counterclockwise from home plate; the last base to be reached by a runner before home plate.
      2. The position played by the third baseman.
      1. The central wedge-shaped stone of an arch that locks its parts together.
      2. The central supporting element of a whole.
      1. A unit of time equal to one sixtieth of a minute.
      2. The time needed for a cesium-133 atom to perform 9,192,631,770 complete oscillations.
      3. A brief interval of time; a moment.
      1. The base across the diamond from home plate, to be touched second by a runner.
      2. The position played by a second baseman.
      1. The ordinal number matching the number one in a series.
      2. The one coming, occurring, or ranking before or above all others.
      3. The beginning; the outset:
      1. The first of the bases in the infield, counterclockwise from home plate.
      2. The fielding position occupied by the first baseman.
      3. The first stage or step toward completion or success:
      1. The object toward which an endeavor is directed; an end.
      2. A structure or area into which players endeavor to propel a ball or puck in order to score points.
      3. A play or shot that sends a ball or puck into or through the goal.
      1. A long piece of wood or other material set upright into the ground to serve as a marker or support.
      2. A support for a beam in the framework of a building.
      3. A terminal of a battery.
      1. A smooth, flat, relatively thin, rigid body of uniform thickness.
      2. A sheet of hammered, rolled, or cast metal.
      3. A very thin applied or deposited coat of metal.
      1. A place or position where a person or thing stands or is assigned to stand; a post:
      2. An area where a person is assigned to work.
      3. The place, building, or establishment from which a service is provided or operations are directed:
      1. To leap forward or upward; spring.
      2. To progress by forward leaps or springs.
      3. To bounce; rebound.
      1. A visible trace or impression, such as a line or spot:
      2. A name, logo, or other indicator used to indicate ownership, origin, or level of quality.
      3. A notch made in an animal's ear or hide to indicate ownership.

Idioms:

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