Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Financial, Acronyms, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to Base: Base camp, second base

BASE. Something low; inferior. This word is frequently used in composition; as base court, base estate, base fee, &c.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
References in periodicals archive ?
- Curettage, Electrocautery, and Electrocoagulation Lesion Destruction, Base Year 5-Year Forecast, China
Australian all-rounder James Faulkner, with a base price of 100,000 dollars, was bought for four times that amount (Rs 2.1 crore) by Rajasthan Royals.
Employees at the test bases will be able to view data related to their civilian employment and will have limited capability to update their e-mail address, work phone, handicap code, race and national origin, and language.
Therefore--apart from a small share of campus-based aid provided to schools based on reallocations of unused funds--the total allocation to each institution equals the base guarantee amount plus the fair share amount.
The base housed [approximately equal to] 3,000 men and women, of whom 136 (4.5%) had been vaccinated against influenza during the preceding 3 months as part of routine, seasonal preventive health measures.
Besides the dugong, base construction could push other endangered animals over the brink, scientists and activists fear.
A properly constructed sub base can last several turf installations--20 or 30 years or more."
The Consultation Document acknowledges that IAS accounts would serve, at most, as a starting point for arriving at a tax base and not the tax base itself.
Because the skull base lesion was considered to be relatively inaccessible, a bone marrow biopsy was obtained to further rule out multiple myeloma, and it was negative.
In addition, most consider base salary compensation models to be democratic and non-competitive.
The centerpiece of the base was its gigantic blimp hangar.
The authors find that opposition to racial preferences is decidedly not part of a larger conservative opposition to all programs aimed at racial and economic inequality: In fact, there is strong support, they find, for "policies to assist the badly off, both black and white, provided that political leaders base their appeal on moral principles that reach beyond race." The authors argue that a need-based approach is more powerful, "not because it evades the reach of prejudice but because it calls into play the principle of a fairness--that all who need help should be helped, regardless of their race."