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An example use of base in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… you know i have a fan base that i know …”

meanings of base


  1. The lowermost part of a column, between the shaft and the pedestal or pavement.
  2. The starting point of a logical deduction or thought; basis.
  3. An apron.
  4. The place where decisions for an organization are made; headquarters.
  5. A nucleotide's nucleobase in the context of a DNA or RNA biopolymer.
  6. A supporting, lower or bottom component of a structure or object.
  7. A permanent structure for housing military personnel and material.
  8. Short for base leg.
  9. The smallest kind of cannon.
  10. The lowest third of a shield or escutcheon.
  11. Dated form of bass.
  12. Any of a class of generally water-soluble compounds, having bitter taste, that turn red litmus blue, and react with acids to form salts.
  13. Alternative form of BASE.
  14. One of the four places that a runner can stand without being subject to being tagged out when the ball is in play.
  15. A basic but essential component or ingredient.
  16. The lower part of the field. See escutcheon.
  17. Acronym of building, antenna-tower, span, earth.
  18. In hand-to-hand balance, the person who supports the flyer; the person that remains in contact with the ground.
  19. The set of sets from which a topology is generated.
  20. The lower part of a robe or petticoat.
  21. Something from which other things extend; a foundation.
  22. A number raised to the power of an exponent.
  23. A topological space, looked at in relation to one of its covering spaces, fibrations, or bundles.
  24. The housing of a horse.
  25. The lowest side of a in a triangle or other polygon, or the lowest face of a cone, pyramid or other polyhedron laid flat.
  26. Important areas in games and sports.
  27. A kind of skirt (often of velvet or brocade, but sometimes of mailed armour) which hung from the middle to about the knees, or lower.
  28. A sequence of elements not jointly stabilized by any nontrivial group element.
  29. Synonym of radix.
  30. Foundation: a cosmetic cream to make the face appear uniform.
  31. A safe zone in the children's games of tag and hide-and-go-seek.
  32. The name of the controlling terminal of a bipolar transistor.
  33. A line in a survey which, being accurately determined in length and position, serves as the origin from which to compute the distances and positions of any points or objects connected with it by a system of triangles.
  34. The forces and relations of production that produce the necessities and amenities of life.
  35. The game of prisoners' bars.
  36. A group of voters who almost always support a single party's candidates for elected office.
  37. A morpheme (or morphemes) that serves as a basic foundation on which affixes can be attached.
  38. The end of a leaf, petal or similar organ where it is attached to its support.
  39. A material that holds paint or other materials together; a binder.
  40. A substance used as a mordant in dyeing.


  1. Low in place or position.
  2. Obsolete form of bass.
  3. Not held by honourable service.
  4. Of low social standing or rank; vulgar, common.
  5. Designating those metals which are not classed as precious or noble.
  6. Of illegitimate birth; bastard.
  7. Morally reprehensible, immoral; cowardly.
  8. Not classical or correct.
  9. Low in height; short.
  10. Inferior; unworthy, of poor quality.
  11. Alloyed with inferior metal; debased.
  12. Of low value or degree.


  1. To act as a base; to be the person supporting the flyer.
  2. To give as its foundation or starting point; to lay the foundation of.
  3. To be located (at a particular place).


  1. A surname​.

base frequency in english - B1 level of CEFR

the word base occurs in english on average 75.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics base can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that base can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) education, science, and technology;

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