Key: "S:" = Show Synset (semantic) relations, "W:" = Show Word (lexical) relations
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- S: (n) base, base of operations (installation from which a military force initiates operations) "the attack wiped out our forward bases"
- S: (n) foundation, base, fundament, foot, groundwork, substructure, understructure (lowest support of a structure) "it was built on a base of solid rock"; "he stood at the foot of the tower"
- S: (n) base, bag (a place that the runner must touch before scoring) "he scrambled to get back to the bag"
- S: (n) base (the bottom or lowest part) "the base of the mountain"
- S: (n) base ((anatomy) the part of an organ nearest its point of attachment) "the base of the skull"
- S: (n) floor, base (a lower limit) "the government established a wage floor"
- S: (n) basis, base, foundation, fundament, groundwork, cornerstone (the fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained) "the whole argument rested on a basis of conjecture"
- S: (n) base, pedestal, stand (a support or foundation) "the base of the lamp"
- S: (n) nucleotide, base (a phosphoric ester of a nucleoside; the basic structural unit of nucleic acids (DNA or RNA))
- S: (n) base, alkali (any of various water-soluble compounds capable of turning litmus blue and reacting with an acid to form a salt and water) "bases include oxides and hydroxides of metals and ammonia"
- S: (n) base (the bottom side of a geometric figure from which the altitude can be constructed) "the base of the triangle"
- S: (n) basis, base (the most important or necessary part of something) "the basis of this drink is orange juice"
- S: (n) base, radix ((numeration system) the positive integer that is equivalent to one in the next higher counting place) "10 is the radix of the decimal system"
- S: (n) base, home (the place where you are stationed and from which missions start and end)
- S: (n) al-Qaeda, Qaeda, al-Qa'ida, al-Qaida, al Qaeda, al Qaida, Base (a terrorist network intensely opposed to the United States that dispenses money and logistical support and training to a wide variety of radical Islamic terrorist groups; has cells in more than 50 countries)
- S: (n) root, root word, base, stem, theme, radical ((linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed) "thematic vowels are part of the stem"
- S: (n) infrastructure, base (the stock of basic facilities and capital equipment needed for the functioning of a country or area) "the industrial base of Japan"
- S: (n) base (the principal ingredient of a mixture) "glycerinated gelatin is used as a base for many ointments"; "he told the painter that he wanted a yellow base with just a hint of green"; "everything she cooked seemed to have rice as the base"
- S: (n) base (a flat bottom on which something is intended to sit) "a tub should sit on its own base"
- S: (n) base ((electronics) the part of a transistor that separates the emitter from the collector)
- S: (v) establish, base, ground, found (use as a basis for; found on) "base a claim on some observation"
- S: (v) base (situate as a center of operations) "we will base this project in the new lab"
- S: (v) free-base, base (use (purified cocaine) by burning it and inhaling the fumes)
- S: (adj) basal, base (serving as or forming a base) "the painter applied a base coat followed by two finishing coats"
- S: (adj) base, baseborn, humble, lowly (of low birth or station (`base' is archaic in this sense)) "baseborn wretches with dirty faces"; "of humble (or lowly) birth"
- S: (adj) base ((used of metals) consisting of or alloyed with inferior metal) "base coins of aluminum"; "a base metal"
- S: (adj) base, immoral (not adhering to ethical or moral principles) "base and unpatriotic motives"; "a base, degrading way of life"; "cheating is dishonorable"; "they considered colonialism immoral"; "unethical practices in handling public funds"
- S: (adj) base, mean, meanspirited (having or showing an ignoble lack of honor or morality) "that liberal obedience without which your army would be a base rabble"- Edmund Burke; "taking a mean advantage"; "chok'd with ambition of the meaner sort"- Shakespeare; "something essentially vulgar and meanspirited in politics"
- S: (adj) base, baseborn (illegitimate)
- S: (adj) base (debased; not genuine) "an attempt to eliminate the base coinage"