noun the housing of a horse.
2. base ·adj not classical or correct.
3. base ·adj low in place or position.
4. base ·noun the smallest kind of cannon.
5. base ·noun the basal plane of a crystal.
6. base ·noun a substance used as a mordant.
7. base ·adj illegitimate by birth; bastard.
8. base ·noun an apron.
9. base ·noun the chief ingredient in a compound.
10. base ·noun the lower part of a robe or petticoat.
11. base ·adj of humble birth; or low degree; lowly; mean.
12. base ·adj deep or grave in sound; as, the base tone of a violin.
13. base ·adj to reduce the value of; to debase.
14. base ·noun any one of the four bounds which mark the circuit of the infield.
15. base ·adj alloyed with inferior metal; debased; as, base coin; base bullion.
xvi. base ·noun the lower part of the field. ·see escutcheon.
xvii. base ·noun a rustic play;
called also prisoner's base, prison base, or bars.
xviii. base ·noun the ground mass of a rock, especially if not distinctly crystalline.
xix. base ·adj of little, or less than the usual, height; of low growth; as, base shrubs.
xx. base ·noun that part of an organ by which it is attached to another more central organ.
xxi. base ·noun that extremity of a leaf, fruit, ·etc., at which it is attached to its support.
xxii. base ·adj to abase; to let, or cast, down; to lower.
xxiii. base ·adj of little comparative value, as metal inferior to gold and silver, the precious metals.
xxiv. base ·noun the line or surface constituting that part of a figure on which it is supposed to stand.
xxv. base ·noun the point or line from which a start is made; a starting place or a goal in various games.
xxvi. base ·noun fig.: the fundamental or essential part of a thing; the essential principle; a groundwork.
xxvii. base ·noun the number from which a mathematical table is constructed; as, the base of a system of logarithms.
xxviii. base ·noun the exterior side of the polygon, or that imaginary line which connects the salient angles of two adjacent bastions.
xxix. base ·noun to put on a base or basis; to lay the foundation of; to found, as an argument or conclusion;
used with on or upon.
xxx. base ·noun the lower part of a wall, pier, or column, when treated as a separate feature, usually in projection, or especially ornamented.
xxxi. base ·noun a low, or deep, sound. (mus.) (a) the lowest part; the deepest male voice. (b) one who sings, or the instrument which plays, base.
xxxii. base ·noun a kind of skirt ( often of velvet or brocade, but sometimes of mailed armor) which hung from the middle to about the knees, or lower.
xxxiii. base ·noun the bottom of anything, considered as its support, or that on which something rests for support; the foundation; as, the base of a statue.
xxxiv. base ·noun the lower part of a complete architectural design, as of a monument; also, the lower part of any elaborate piece of furniture or decoration.
xxxv. base ·adj morally low. hence: low-minded; unworthy; without dignity of sentiment; ignoble; mean; illiberal; menial; as, a base fellow; base motives; base occupations.
xxxvi. base ·adj not held by honorable service; as, a base estate, one held by services not honorable; held by villenage. such a tenure is called base, or low, and the tenant, a base tenant.
xxxvii. base ·noun a place or tract of country, protected by fortifications, or by natural advantages, from which the operations of an army proceed, forward movements are made, supplies are furnished, ·etc.
xxxviii. base ·noun 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.
xxxix. base ·noun the positive, or non-acid component of a salt; a substance which, combined with an acid, neutralizes the latter and forms a salt;
applied also to the hydroxides of the positive elements or radicals, and to certain organic bodies resembling them in their property of forming salts with acids.