base

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base

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Noun[change]

Singular
base

Plural
bases

The base of a column
  1. The lower part of anything; the solid part that touches the floor or touches the earth and keeps the other parts of the thing up.
  2. The simplest and most important part of something.

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Adjective[change]

Positive
base

Comparative
baser

Superlative
basest

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

Verb[change]

Plain form
base

Third-person singular
bases

Past tense
based

Past participle
based

Present participle
basing

  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) To build or make something on another thing, or using the other thing, or like the other thing.
    The movie is based on the book.

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