Adjective Definition

base

1.Definition: (used of metals) consisting of or alloyed with inferior metal

"Base coins of aluminum", "A base metal"


2.Definition: debased; not genuine

"An attempt to eliminate the base coinage"


3.Definition: having or showing an ignoble lack of honor or morality

"That liberal obedience without which your army would be a base rabble"

Related Adjective(s):mean, meanspirited


4.Definition: illegitimate

Related Adjective(s):baseborn


5.Definition: not adhering to ethical or moral principles

"Base and unpatriotic motives", "A base, degrading way of life"

Related Adjective(s):immoral


6.Definition: of low birth or station (`base' is archaic in this sense)

"Baseborn wretches with dirty faces"

Related Adjective(s):baseborn, humble, lowly


7.Definition: serving as or forming a base

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

Related Adjective(s):basal




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