Antonyms for base

Grammar : Adj, noun, verb
Spell : beys
Phonetic Transcription : beɪs

Definition of base

Origin :
  • "bottom, foundation, pedestal," early 14c., from Old French bas "depth" (12c.), from Latin basis "foundation," from Greek basis "step, pedestal," from bainein "to step" (see come). The military sense is from 1860. The chemical sense (1810) was introduced in French 1754 by French chemist Guillaume-François Rouelle (1703-1770). Sporting sense of "starting point" ia from 1690s, also "destination of a runner" (1812). As a "safe" spot in a tag-like game, suggested from mid-15c. (as the name of the game later called prisoner's base).
  • adj vulgar, low
  • noun foundation
  • noun fundamental part
  • noun headquarters
  • verb build plan or opinion on
Example sentences :
  • A stream of water, pure as crystal, flowed along the path, from the summit to the base.
  • Extract from : « Philothea » by Lydia Maria Child
  • It comes out of a subconsciousness in which death and not life is the base.
  • Extract from : « The Conquest of Fear » by Basil King
  • Manifestly, Shakespeare is thinking of Herbert and his base betrayal.
  • Extract from : « The Man Shakespeare » by Frank Harris
  • The man was placed horizontally on a base board beneath the spar.
  • Extract from : « Flying Machines » by W.J. Jackman and Thos. H. Russell
  • The bearers of this base proposal were admitted to the palace.
  • Extract from : « Cameos from English History, from Rollo to Edward II » by Charlotte Mary Yonge
  • Well, that I could have pardoned, if she had not been so base as to go over to Mrs. Luttridge.
  • Extract from : « Tales And Novels, Volume 3 (of 10) » by Maria Edgeworth
  • Edison was acquainted with two experimental facts on which to base the invention.
  • Extract from : « Heroes of the Telegraph » by J. Munro
  • I remembered no more, till I found myself in the base hospital.
  • Extract from : « The Comrade In White » by W. H. Leathem
  • We may know that it's a base pretension by its having that effect.
  • Extract from : « Little Dorrit » by Charles Dickens
  • He knew that Hamish had not erred from any base self-gratification, but from love.
  • Extract from : « The Channings » by Mrs. Henry Wood

Synonyms for base

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