at a base, having reached it safely with a base hit, walk, etc.
An air base is a centre where military aircraft take off or land and are serviced, and where many of the centre's staff live .
a centre from which military activities are coordinated
an encampment that serves as a staging area for a larger activity, for example in mountaineering
the first coat of paint applied to a prepared surface
the simplest form of a word, to which inflections may be added
a person who is addicted to cocaine
a play in which the batter hits a fair ball and gets on base without benefit of an opponent's error and without forcing out a runner already on base
a line serving as a base
the more or less constant part of the total load on an electrical power-supply system
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a pair of bases consisting of the pyrimidine base of one nucleotide joined by a hydrogen bond to the complementary purine base of another nucleotide: such pairs form the links between the two strands of DNA and of double-stranded RNA
the basic rate of pay for a particular job exclusive of overtime pay, bonuses, etc.
In Britain, the base rate is the rate of interest that banks use as a basis when they are calculating the rates that they charge on loans .
any of the fundamental units in a system of measurement . The base SI units are the metre, kilogram, second, ampere, kelvin, candela, and mole
a year used as an index for some phenomenon measured in other years
The fan base of someone such as a pop star or a pop group is their fans, considered as a whole .
the place where a person has their home and feels comfortable
If you say that someone is off base, you mean that they are wrong.
a guaranteed minimum amount or number used to compute advertising rates, as the number of subscribers to a publication
the assessed value of the taxable property, assets, and income within a specific tax district
the depth in a body of water at which the action of surface waves stops stirring the sediments
relating to a form of budgeting in which items are considered in their own right and not with reference to previous expenditure
the initial element of a recursive definition, that defines the first element of the infinite sequence generated thereby
the lowest level to which a land surface can be eroded by streams, which is, ultimately, sea level
A base metal is a metal such as copper, zinc, tin, or lead that is not a precious metal.
a neutral period used as a standard for comparison in constructing an index to express a variable factor : 100 is usually taken as the index number for the variable in the base period
a price quoted as a base without including additional charges
any member of the team at bat who has reached first, second, or third base safely or is trying to reach a base or home plate
A salary is the money that someone is paid each month by their employer, especially when they are in a profession such as teaching, law, or medicine .
a pure pinkish-grey form of the drug amphetamine with a putty-like consistency
A business's client base is the same as its → customer base .
the apparent lower surface of a cloud or cloud layer
the base that a runner must reach safely to score a hit, and the first of the three bases the runner must reach safely on the way to home plate in order to score a run
a colourless compound formed by reducing a dye so that the original dye can be regenerated by oxidation
a substance capable of donating a pair of electrons to an acid to form a covalent bond
a military base used by the Navy
a disc of dough used as a base for a pizza
The power base of a politician or other leader is the area or the group of people from which they get most support, and which enables him or her to become powerful.
a colourless crystalline solid that can be prepared from uric acid. Formula: C 5 H 4 N 4
a firing range for rockets
the product of the chemical association of an aldehyde with a primary amine
the base located behind the pitcher, the second of the four bases that a base runner attempts to reach safely
the base to the right of the pitcher, the third of the four bases that a base runner attempts to reach safely
If you communicate with someone, especially someone you have not communicated with recently, you can say that you touch base with them.
a centre from which military aircraft operate
a nonprofit general store at a military base, for the sale of merchandise for personal use, refreshments, etc.
a hospital serving a large rural area
a sport in which a participant parachutes from any of a variety of fixed objects such as high buildings, cliffs, etc
the hydrogen bonding that occurs between complementary nitrogenous bases in the two polynucleotide chains of a DNA molecule