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: mean, meanspirited,
of low birth or station (`base'' is archaic in this sense); "baseborn wretches with dirty faces"; "of humble (or lowly) birth" Synonyms: baseborn, humble, lowly,
serving as or forming a base; "the painter applied a base coat followed by two finishing coats" Synonyms: basal,
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: immoral,
(used of metals) consisting of or alloyed with inferior metal; "base coins of aluminum"; "a base metal"
use as a basis for; found on; "base a claim on some observation" Synonyms: establish, ground, found,
use (purified cocaine) by burning it and inhaling the fumes Synonyms: free-base,
situate as a center of operations; "we will base this project in the new lab"
a support or foundation; "the base of the lamp" Synonyms: pedestal, stand,
a place that the runner must touch before scoring; "he scrambled to get back to the bag" Synonyms: bag,
(electronics) the part of a transistor that separates the emitter from the collector
installation from which a military force initiates operations; "the attack wiped out our forward bases" Synonyms: base of operations,
a flat bottom on which something is intended to sit; "a tub should sit on its own base"
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"