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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

The lowest part or surface of something. Bottom. Also: One of the four corners that runners during ____ball must touch before scoring.

Usage examples (49)
  • Progress always involves risk; you can't steal second base and keep your foot on first base.
  • The base of the triangle
  • It was built on a base of solid rock
  • The painter applied a base coat followed by two finishing coats for more
Tutoring comment
  • The "bass" (male singer of the lowest vocal range) loves to eat "bass" (a fish) and lives a "base" (lowborn, vile) life.
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