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Definition of Bases
BasesBasis Ba"sis, n.; pl. Bases. [L. basis, Gr. ?. See Base,
1. The foundation of anything; that on which a thing rests.
2. The pedestal of a column, pillar, or statue. [Obs.]
If no basis bear my rising name. --Pope. baseBass Bass, n. [F. basse, fr. bas low. See Base, a.]
1. A bass, or deep, sound or tone.
(a) The lowest part in a musical composition.
(b) One who sings, or the instrument which plays, bass.
[Written also base.]
Thorough bass. See Thorough bass. BaseBase Base, n. [F. base, L. basis, fr. Gr. ? a stepping step, a
base, pedestal, fr. ? to go, step, akin to E. come. Cf.
Basis, and see Come.]
1. The bottom of anything, considered as its support, or that
on which something rests for support; the foundation; as,
the base of a statue. ``The base of mighty mountains.'
2. Fig.: The fundamental or essential part of a thing; the
essential principle; a groundwork.
(a) The lower part of a wall, pier, or column, when
treated as a separate feature, usually in projection,
or especially ornamented.
(b) The lower part of a complete architectural design, as
of a monument; also, the lower part of any elaborate
piece of furniture or decoration.
4. (Bot.) That extremity of a leaf, fruit, etc., at which it
is attached to its support. BaseBase Base, v. t. [See Base, a., and cf. Abase.]
1. To abase; to let, or cast, down; to lower. [Obs.]
If any . . . based his pike. --Sir T.
2. To reduce the value of; to debase. [Obs.]
Metals which we can not base. --Bacon. BaseBase Base (b[=a]s), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Based (b[=a]sd); p.
pr. & vb. n. Basing.] [From Base, n.]
To put on a base or basis; to lay the foundation of; to
found, as an argument or conclusion; -- used with on or upon.
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