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base

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Singular
base

Plural
bases

Base is on the Academic Vocabulary List.
 
The base of a column
  1. Something's base is its lower part; the solid part that touches the floor or touches the earth and keeps the other parts of the thing up.
  2. Something's base is its most important part.
  3. A base is a building for military personnel and material.
  4. (chemistry); (countable) An base is a chemical that releases hydroxide ions in water, and has a high pH.
    Ammonia is a weak base.

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Positive
base

Comparative
baser

Superlative
basest

  1. Rude, unfair, or unkind.
    The people who make those sex videos are really base.

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Plain form
base

Third-person singular
bases

Past tense
based

Past participle
based

Present participle
basing

Base is on the Academic Vocabulary List.
  1. (transitive) When something or someone is based in a place, they do most of their work in that place.
    The airline is based in Toronto, but flies all over the world.
  2. (transitive) If you base x on y, you build or make x on, using, or to be like y.
    The movie is based on the book.

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