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Princeton's WordNet

  1. base, base of operations(noun)

    installation from which a military force initiates operations

    "the attack wiped out our forward bases"

    Synonyms:
    foundation, foot, bag, radix, stand, al-Qaeda, al-Qa'ida, substructure, theme, radical, base, alkali, basis, home, groundwork, base of operations, understructure, root, infrastructure, al-Qaida, pedestal, floor, fundament, cornerstone, stem, root word, nucleotide

    Antonyms:
    incidental, noble, echt, legitimate, right, genuine, superior, incident

  2. foundation, base, fundament, foot, groundwork, substructure, understructure(noun)

    lowest support of a structure

    "it was built on a base of solid rock"; "he stood at the foot of the tower"

    Synonyms:
    metrical unit, bottom, foundation garment, founding, tail, groundwork, pes, al-Qaida, instauration, butt, pedestal, substructure, posterior, rear end, infantry, introduction, can, ft, nates, al-Qaeda, theme, basis, innovation, fundament, invertebrate foot, nucleotide, foundation, buttocks, prat, radical, root, animal foot, floor, stern, metrical foot, seat, foot, backside, bum, tooshie, grounding, buns, arse, institution, hindquarters, tail end, behind, origination, understructure, alkali, cornerstone, base, hind end, derriere, rump, ass, home, keister, stem, base of operations, radix, root word, stand, rear, fanny, human foot, infrastructure, tush, initiation, al-Qa'ida, creation, bag

    Antonyms:
    noble, echt, genuine, right, incidental, incident, legitimate, superior

  3. base, bag(noun)

    a place that the runner must touch before scoring

    "he scrambled to get back to the bag"

    Synonyms:
    al-Qaeda, bagful, groundwork, al-Qaida, pedestal, substructure, traveling bag, theme, basis, grip, fundament, suitcase, nucleotide, travelling bag, radical, root, floor, cup of tea, foundation, old bag, foot, udder, understructure, alkali, cornerstone, base, home, purse, stem, base of operations, radix, root word, stand, pocketbook, handbag, infrastructure, al-Qa'ida, dish, bag

    Antonyms:
    legitimate, right, superior, genuine, incidental, incident, noble, echt

  4. base(noun)

    the bottom or lowest part

    "the base of the mountain"

    Synonyms:
    foundation, foot, bag, radix, stand, al-Qaeda, al-Qa'ida, substructure, theme, radical, alkali, basis, home, groundwork, base of operations, understructure, root, infrastructure, al-Qaida, pedestal, floor, fundament, cornerstone, stem, root word, nucleotide

    Antonyms:
    incident, superior, genuine, noble, incidental, echt, right, legitimate

  5. base(noun)

    (anatomy) the part of an organ nearest its point of attachment

    "the base of the skull"

    Synonyms:
    foundation, foot, bag, radix, stand, al-Qaeda, al-Qa'ida, substructure, theme, radical, alkali, basis, home, groundwork, base of operations, understructure, root, infrastructure, al-Qaida, pedestal, floor, fundament, cornerstone, stem, root word, nucleotide

    Antonyms:
    superior, genuine, noble, incidental, incident, echt, right, legitimate

  6. floor, base(noun)

    a lower limit

    "the government established a wage floor"

    Synonyms:
    foundation, foot, alkali, bag, radix, stand, al-Qaeda, al-Qa'ida, substructure, theme, flooring, radical, base, basis, trading floor, home, storey, groundwork, base of operations, understructure, story, infrastructure, al-Qaida, pedestal, root, fundament, floor, stem, level, root word, cornerstone, nucleotide

    Antonyms:
    superior, noble, incident, legitimate, echt, genuine, right, incidental

  7. basis, base, foundation, fundament, groundwork, cornerstone(noun)

    the fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained

    "the whole argument rested on a basis of conjecture"

    Synonyms:
    bottom, foundation garment, founding, tail, groundwork, al-Qaida, instauration, butt, pedestal, substructure, posterior, rear end, introduction, can, nates, al-Qaeda, theme, stern, basis, innovation, fundament, nucleotide, foundation, buttocks, prat, radical, root, floor, ground, seat, backside, bum, tooshie, grounding, buns, arse, foot, hindquarters, footing, tail end, behind, origination, understructure, alkali, cornerstone, base, hind end, derriere, rump, ass, home, keister, stem, base of operations, radix, root word, stand, rear, fanny, infrastructure, tush, institution, initiation, al-Qa'ida, creation, bag

    Antonyms:
    genuine, incidental, echt, right, noble, incident, superior, legitimate

  8. base, pedestal, stand(noun)

    a support or foundation

    "the base of the lamp"

    Synonyms:
    standstill, al-Qaeda, sales booth, groundwork, al-Qaida, pedestal, rack, point of view, theme, basis, fundament, standpoint, nucleotide, foundation, viewpoint, radical, root, floor, footstall, substructure, foot, understructure, alkali, cornerstone, base, stall, outdoor stage, bandstand, home, stem, base of operations, radix, root word, stand, tie-up, infrastructure, plinth, al-Qa'ida, bag

    Antonyms:
    right, echt, legitimate, genuine, superior, noble, incidental, incident

  9. nucleotide, base(noun)

    a phosphoric ester of a nucleoside; the basic structural unit of nucleic acids (DNA or RNA)

    Synonyms:
    foundation, foot, bag, radix, stand, al-Qaeda, al-Qa'ida, substructure, theme, radical, base, alkali, basis, home, groundwork, base of operations, understructure, root, infrastructure, al-Qaida, pedestal, floor, fundament, cornerstone, stem, root word, nucleotide

    Antonyms:
    legitimate, superior, genuine, incidental, noble, echt, incident, right

  10. base, alkali(noun)

    any of various water-soluble compounds capable of turning litmus blue and reacting with an acid to form a salt and water

    "bases include oxides and hydroxides of metals and ammonia"

    Synonyms:
    foundation, foot, bag, radix, stand, al-Qaeda, al-Qa'ida, substructure, theme, radical, base, alkali, basis, home, groundwork, base of operations, understructure, root, infrastructure, al-Qaida, pedestal, floor, fundament, cornerstone, stem, root word, nucleotide

    Antonyms:
    noble, legitimate, incidental, echt, right, superior, incident, genuine

  11. base(noun)

    the bottom side of a geometric figure from which the altitude can be constructed

    "the base of the triangle"

    Synonyms:
    foundation, foot, bag, radix, stand, al-Qaeda, al-Qa'ida, substructure, theme, radical, alkali, basis, home, groundwork, base of operations, understructure, root, infrastructure, al-Qaida, pedestal, floor, fundament, cornerstone, stem, root word, nucleotide

    Antonyms:
    genuine, legitimate, superior, right, noble, echt, incidental, incident

  12. basis, base(noun)

    the most important or necessary part of something

    "the basis of this drink is orange juice"

    Synonyms:
    foundation, foot, ground, bag, radix, stand, al-Qaeda, al-Qa'ida, substructure, theme, radical, base, alkali, basis, home, groundwork, base of operations, understructure, footing, root, infrastructure, al-Qaida, pedestal, fundament, floor, stem, root word, cornerstone, nucleotide

    Antonyms:
    echt, genuine, incident, superior, noble, incidental, right, legitimate

  13. base, radix(noun)

    (numeration system) the positive integer that is equivalent to one in the next higher counting place

    "10 is the radix of the decimal system"

    Synonyms:
    foundation, foot, bag, radix, stand, al-Qaeda, al-Qa'ida, substructure, theme, radical, base, alkali, basis, home, groundwork, base of operations, understructure, root, infrastructure, al-Qaida, pedestal, floor, fundament, cornerstone, stem, root word, nucleotide

    Antonyms:
    echt, right, noble, legitimate, superior, incident, incidental, genuine

  14. base, home(noun)

    the place where you are stationed and from which missions start and end

    Synonyms:
    al-Qaeda, bag, domicile, groundwork, al-Qaida, place, pedestal, substructure, house, theme, plate, basis, fundament, nucleotide, foundation, radical, root, home base, floor, household, habitation, family, nursing home, foot, abode, understructure, alkali, cornerstone, base, home plate, home, rest home, menage, stem, base of operations, radix, root word, stand, infrastructure, dwelling house, al-Qa'ida, dwelling

    Antonyms:
    right, noble, legitimate, genuine, incidental, echt, incident, superior

  15. al-Qaeda, Qaeda, al-Qa'ida, al-Qaida, Base(noun)

    a terrorist network intensely opposed to the United States that dispenses money and logistical support and training to a wide variety of radical Islamic terrorist groups; has cells in more than 50 countries

    Synonyms:
    foundation, foot, bag, radix, stand, al-Qaeda, substructure, theme, base of operations, radical, alkali, basis, home, groundwork, al-Qa'ida, understructure, root, infrastructure, al-Qaida, pedestal, floor, fundament, cornerstone, stem, root word, nucleotide

    Antonyms:
    right, incidental, superior, echt, incident, legitimate, noble, genuine

  16. root, root word, base, stem, theme, radical(noun)

    (linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed

    "thematic vowels are part of the stem"

    Synonyms:
    al-Qaeda, idea, groundwork, al-Qaida, ascendent, base, substructure, composition, paper, fundament, motif, prow, theme, ascendant, basis, group, understructure, shank, stalk, nucleotide, report, foundation, etymon, radical, root, subject, floor, bow, fore, topic, free radical, melodic theme, source, ancestor, foot, antecedent, musical theme, infrastructure, alkali, cornerstone, origin, pedestal, home, rootage, tooth root, stem, base of operations, radix, root word, stand, stem turn, solution, beginning, chemical group, al-Qa'ida, bag

    Antonyms:
    noble, legitimate, incidental, superior, incident, genuine, right, echt

  17. infrastructure, base(noun)

    the stock of basic facilities and capital equipment needed for the functioning of a country or area

    "the industrial base of Japan"

    Synonyms:
    foundation, foot, bag, radix, stand, al-Qaeda, al-Qa'ida, substructure, theme, radical, base, alkali, basis, home, groundwork, base of operations, understructure, root, infrastructure, al-Qaida, pedestal, floor, fundament, cornerstone, stem, root word, nucleotide

    Antonyms:
    legitimate, superior, echt, incident, right, noble, genuine, incidental

  18. base(noun)

    the principal ingredient of a mixture

    "glycerinated gelatin is used as a base for many ointments"; "he told the painter that he wanted a yellow base with just a hint of green"; "everything she cooked seemed to have rice as the base"

    Synonyms:
    foundation, foot, bag, radix, stand, al-Qaeda, al-Qa'ida, substructure, theme, radical, alkali, basis, home, groundwork, base of operations, understructure, root, infrastructure, al-Qaida, pedestal, floor, fundament, cornerstone, stem, root word, nucleotide

    Antonyms:
    noble, superior, legitimate, incident, right, echt, incidental, genuine

  19. base(noun)

    a flat bottom on which something is intended to sit

    "a tub should sit on its own base"

    Synonyms:
    foundation, foot, bag, radix, stand, al-Qaeda, al-Qa'ida, substructure, theme, radical, alkali, basis, home, groundwork, base of operations, understructure, root, infrastructure, al-Qaida, pedestal, floor, fundament, cornerstone, stem, root word, nucleotide

    Antonyms:
    noble, genuine, right, legitimate, incidental, superior, echt, incident

  20. base(adj)

    (electronics) the part of a transistor that separates the emitter from the collector

    Synonyms:
    foundation, foot, bag, radix, stand, al-Qaeda, al-Qa'ida, substructure, theme, radical, alkali, basis, home, groundwork, base of operations, understructure, root, infrastructure, al-Qaida, pedestal, floor, fundament, cornerstone, stem, root word, nucleotide

    Antonyms:
    right, incidental, genuine, noble, echt, incident, superior, legitimate

  21. basal, base(adj)

    serving as or forming a base

    "the painter applied a base coat followed by two finishing coats"

    Synonyms:
    baseborn, meanspirited, base, basal, immoral, lowly, mean, radical, humble, primary

    Antonyms:
    noble, incident, incidental, echt, legitimate, superior, genuine, right

  22. base, baseborn, humble, lowly(adj)

    of low birth or station (`base' is archaic in this sense)

    "baseborn wretches with dirty faces"; "of humble (or lowly) birth"

    Synonyms:
    junior-grade, mean, basal, subaltern, humble, base, lowly, modest, menial, meanspirited, low, lower-ranking, secondary, small, immoral, baseborn, petty(a)

    Antonyms:
    right, incident, superior, genuine, incidental, noble, legitimate, echt

  23. base(adj)

    (used of metals) consisting of or alloyed with inferior metal

    "base coins of aluminum"; "a base metal"

    Synonyms:
    meanspirited, lowly, humble, baseborn, basal, mean, immoral

    Antonyms:
    legitimate, incident, right, echt, noble, genuine, superior, incidental

  24. base, immoral(adj)

    not adhering to ethical or moral principles

    "base and unpatriotic motives"; "a base, degrading way of life"; "cheating is dishonorable"; "they considered colonialism immoral"; "unethical practices in handling public funds"

    Synonyms:
    baseborn, meanspirited, base, basal, immoral, lowly, mean, humble

    Antonyms:
    incidental, legitimate, genuine, echt, noble, right, incident, superior

  25. base, mean, meanspirited(adj)

    having or showing an ignoble lack of honor or morality

    "that liberal obedience without which your army would be a base rabble"- Edmund Burke; "taking a mean advantage"; "chok'd with ambition of the meaner sort"- Shakespeare; "something essentially vulgar and meanspirited in politics"

    Synonyms:
    hateful, tight, mingy, basal, ungenerous, mean(a), humble, base, lowly, average, baseborn, meanspirited, mean, bastardly, beggarly, immoral, miserly

    Antonyms:
    echt, incidental, noble, genuine, superior, right, incident, legitimate

  26. base, baseborn(adj)

    illegitimate

    Synonyms:
    baseborn, meanspirited, base, basal, immoral, lowly, mean, humble

    Antonyms:
    incident, echt, genuine, right, noble, incidental, legitimate, superior

  27. base(verb)

    debased; not genuine

    "an attempt to eliminate the base coinage"

    Synonyms:
    meanspirited, lowly, humble, baseborn, basal, mean, immoral

    Antonyms:
    noble, echt, incidental, incident, right, superior, legitimate, genuine

  28. establish, base, ground, found(verb)

    use as a basis for; found on

    "base a claim on some observation"

    Synonyms:
    demonstrate, ground, set up, install, strand, base, found, institute, instal, launch, build, prove, free-base, give, run aground, plant, shew, undercoat, lay down, establish, prime, anchor, make, show, constitute

    Antonyms:
    superior, incident, right, incidental, echt, genuine, noble, legitimate

  29. base(verb)

    situate as a center of operations

    "we will base this project in the new lab"

    Synonyms:
    free-base, found, establish, ground

    Antonyms:
    echt, incident, genuine, incidental, superior, legitimate, noble, right

  30. free-base, base(verb)

    use (purified cocaine) by burning it and inhaling the fumes

    Synonyms:
    free-base, base, establish, found, ground

    Antonyms:
    incident, noble, legitimate, genuine, echt, incidental, right, superior

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. base

    A brutish man simply follows his animal instincts, without special inclination to do harm; the brutal have always a spirit of malice and cruelty. Brute has no special character, except as indicating what a brute might possess; much the same is true of animal, except that animal leans more to the side of sensuality, brute to that of force, as appears in the familiar phrase "brute force." Hunger is an animal appetite; a brute impulse suddenly prompts one to strike a blow in anger. Bestial, in modern usage, implies an intensified and degrading animalism. Any supremacy of the animal or brute instincts over the intellectual and spiritual in man is base and vile. Beastly refers largely to the outward and visible consequences of excess; as, beastly drunkenness. Compare ANIMAL.

    Synonyms:
    animal, beastly, bestial, brutal, brute, brutish, carnal, coarse, ignorant, imbruted, insensible, lascivious, sensual, sottish, stolid, stupid, swinish, unintellectual, unspiritual, vile

    Antonyms:
    elevated, enlightened, exalted, grand, great, humane, intellectual, intelligent, noble, refined

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. base(a.)

    Synonyms:
    ignoble, plebeian, vulgar, untitled, nameless, unhonored, base-born, of low birth

  2. base(a.)

    Synonyms:
    vile, low, mean, despicable, contemptible, beggarly, abject, grovelling, sordid, servile, slavish, menial, sorry, worthless, pitiful, low-minded, rascally

  3. base(a.)

    Synonyms:
    shameful, disreputable, disgraceful, discreditable, dishonorable, scandalous, infamous

  4. base(n.)

    Synonyms:
    basis, foundation, ground, groundwork, lowest part

  5. base(n.)

    Synonyms:
    (Surveying.) base-line

  6. base(n.)

    Synonyms:
    (Chem.) principal element (of a compound)


Translations for base

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • basisAfrikaans
  • قاعدة, مركز, أساس, فاسق, شائع, منخفض, يستند إلى, يبنى على, دنيءArabic
  • основа, база, фундамент, старт, долнокачествен, основавам се, подъл, неблагороден, неморален, низък, базирам сеBulgarian
  • seu, base, principi, fonament, caserna, basament, innoble, baix, indigne, vil, basar, immoral, abjecte, vulgarCatalan, Valencian
  • základ, báze, patka, pikola, zásada, meta, kořen, základnaCzech
  • Base, Basis, Grundlage, Kaserne, basierenGerman
  • βάση, θεμέλιο, μάνα, έδρα, αγενής, βασίζω, ταπεινός, ποταπός, ευτελής, εδρεύωGreek
  • baziEsperanto
  • base, sede, bajo, basarSpanish
  • aste, alus, baas, alguspunkt, põhi, kodu, peakorter, lähtumaEstonian
  • پایه, اساس, پایگاه, پایَه, ستاد, بُنیاد, مبنا, پِی, بُن, قاعده, باز, ریشه, شالودَه, پایه‌گذاری, پَست, پی‌ریزی, هرزَه, بنیانگذاریPersian
  • alkupiste, kanta, pohja, pesä, emäs, tukikohta, päämaja, kantaluku, perusta, perustus, koti, ala-arvoinen, moraaliton, perustaa, sijaita, matala, säädytön, yleinenFinnish
  • but, base, caserne, coussin, bas, ignoble, indigne, abject, baserFrench
  • neamhlómharIrish
  • base, sede, basearGalician
  • bun-ynnyd, neuchostalManx
  • בסיס, נקודת מוצא, ירודHebrew
  • bazeHaitian Creole
  • bázis, támaszpont, lábazat, alapHungarian
  • հիմք, բազա, ստոր, հիմնվել, ցածրArmenian
  • basarInterlingua
  • bazo, kazerno, apogarIdo
  • veldisstofn, stikkfrí, bækistöðvar, höfuðstöðvar, herstöð, grunnflöturIcelandic
  • base, caserma, basi, sedeItalian
  • 基, 基礎, 司令部Japanese
  • საფუძველიGeorgian
  • базис, таянуу, база, негиз салуу, таман, цоколь, негиздөө, түп, негизделүү, фундамент, байыр, негиз, себеп, жайлашууKyrgyz
  • solumLatin
  • netikumīgs, zemisks, zems, netikumisks, nekrietns, prastsLatvian
  • papa taunga, take, taketakeMāori
  • base, basis, kazerne, vertrekpunt, honk, hoofdkwartier, baserenDutch
  • frie, hovedkvarter, baseNorwegian
  • podstawa, zasada, bazaPolish
  • base, pique, sede, ficar em, basear-se emPortuguese
  • bază, cazarmă, fundamentRomanian
  • основание, базис, база, основа, старт, штаб-квартира, опорный пункт, фундамент, штабRussian
  • baza, osnova, lužina, temeljSerbo-Croatian
  • baza, osnovnica, oporišče, temeljSlovene
  • bas, kasern, början, grund, grunda, oädel, basera, uselSwedish
  • క్షారం, స్థావరం, భూమి, పీఠంTelugu
  • üs, temel, baz, merkez, taban, karargâh, kaideTurkish
  • bazơVietnamese
  • bäd, stabönVolapük

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