base noun (BOTTOM)
- Draw a perpendicular from the vertex of the triangle to its base.
- Firefighters played their hoses onto the base of the fire.
- Sand carried by the wind has hollowed out the base of the cliff.
- The doctor manipulated the base of my spine and the pain disappeared completely.
- The base of the bed was made of slats.
base noun (MAIN PLACE)
base noun (MILITARY)
- A team of commandoes got the hostages out from the rebel base.
- They radioed their base for help.
- The aircraft base is protected with specially designed shelters which are built to withstand ground and air attacks.
- Military bases were protected by captured enemy soldiers who were housed there as a human shield.
- The violence is unlikely to stop without military strikes against terrorist bases.
base noun (IN BASEBALL)
base noun (NECESSARY PART)
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base noun (MAIN PART)
base noun (IN MATHEMATICS)
base noun (IN CHEMISTRY)
adverb uk /ˈbeɪs.li/ us /ˈbeɪs.li/
noun [ U ] uk /ˈbeɪs.nəs/ us /ˈbeɪs.nəs/
baseverb [ T usually + adv/prep ]uk /beɪs/ us /beɪs/
- He was based in London during the war.
- He's based in Paris during the week.
- The company is based in Coventry.