base-n; 13 Senses

Sense Number 1: limit

Commentary: floor - a lower limit

The government established a wage base.

WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 8

Sense Number 2: bottom

Commentary: bottom - the lowest part of a physical thing

The base of the mountain was only 1 mile ahead.
The base of the skull was fractured in the car accident.
The base of the triangle is measured to calculate the area.
A tub should sit on it's own base.

WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 6 7 11 18

Sense Number 3: foundation

Commentary: fundament, foot, groundwork, substructure, understructure - lowest support of a structure or fundamental argument

It was build on a base of solid rock.
The whole argument rested of a base of conjecture.

WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 3 9 10

Sense Number 4: principle ingredient

Commentary: the principle ingredient of a mixture

Glycerineated 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 a base.
The base of this drink is orange juice.

WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 12 17

Sense Number 5: alkali

Commentary: 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.

WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 6: bag

Commentary: the place that a runner must touch before scoring

He scrambled to get back to base.
George slid into home base.

WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 4

Sense Number 7: station

Commentary: base of operations

The attack wiped out our forward bases.
Report back to base immediately.

WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 2 13

Sense Number 8: infrastructure

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

That area's industrial base is broadly diversified, they produce everything from paper to dog food to train engines.
The industrial base of the U.S. is said to rely heavily on tobacco.

WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 16

Sense Number 9: stem

Commentary: the form of a word after all affixes are removed

Thematic vowels are part of the root.
The root of the word "linguistics" is "ling".

WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 15

Sense Number 10: radix

Commentary: the positive integer that is equivalent to one in the next higher counting place

10 is the base of the decimal system.

WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 5

Sense Number 11: transistor piece

Commentary: the part of a transistor that separates the emitter form the collector

The current through the transistor base should be zero, now.
The base of the transistor is found between the emitter and the collector.

WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 19

Sense Number 12: al-Qaeda

Commentary: Qaeda, al-Qa'ida, al-Quada, Base - an intensely anti-western terrorist network that dispenses money and logistical support and training to a wide variety of radical Islamic terrorist groups; has cells in more than 50 countries

Base is allegedly responsible for the attack.

WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 14

Sense Number 13: none of the above

Commentary: Automatically generated NOTA sense (bbn)