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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
 
 
  5.  (Chem.)  The  positive,  or  non-acid  component  of  a  salt;  a 
  substance  which  combined  with  an  acid,  neutralizes  the 
  latter  and  forms  a  salt;  --  applied  also  to  the  hydroxides 
  of  the  positive  elements  or  radicals,  and  to  certain 
  organic  bodies  resembling  them  in  their  property  of 
  forming  salts  with  acids. 
 
  6.  (Pharmacy)  The  chief  ingredient  in  a  compound. 
 
  7.  (Dyeing)  A  substance  used  as  a  mordant.  --Ure. 
 
  8.  (Fort.)  The  exterior  side  of  the  polygon,  or  that 
  imaginary  line  which  connects  the  salient  angles  of  two 
  adjacent  bastions. 
 
  9.  (Geom.)  The  line  or  surface  constituting  that  part  of  a 
  figure  on  which  it  is  supposed  to  stand 
 
  10.  (Math.)  The  number  from  which  a  mathematical  table  is 
  constructed;  as  the  base  of  a  system  of  logarithms. 
 
  11.  [See  {Base}  low.]  A  low  or  deep,  sound.  (Mus.) 
  a  The  lowest  part  the  deepest  male  voice. 
  b  One  who  sings,  or  the  instrument  which  plays,  base. 
  [Now  commonly  written  {bass}.] 
 
  The  trebles  squeak  for  fear,  the  bases  roar. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  12.  (Mil.)  A  place  or  tract  of  country,  protected  by 
  fortifications,  or  by  natural  advantages,  from  which  the 
  operations  of  an  army  proceed,  forward  movements  are 
  made  supplies  are  furnished,  etc 
 
  13.  (Mil.)  The  smallest  kind  of  cannon.  [Obs.] 
 
  14.  (Zo["o]l.)  That  part  of  an  organ  by  which  it  is  attached 
  to  another  more  central  organ. 
 
  15.  (Crystallog.)  The  basal  plane  of  a  crystal. 
 
  16.  (Geol.)  The  ground  mass  of  a  rock,  especially  if  not 
  distinctly  crystalline. 
 
  17.  (Her.)  The  lower  part  of  the  field.  See  {Escutcheon}. 
 
  18.  The  housing  of  a  horse.  [Obs.] 
 
  19.  pl  A  kind  of  skirt  (  often  of  velvet  or  brocade,  but 
  sometimes  of  mailed  armor)  which  hung  from  the  middle  to 
  about  the  knees,  or  lower.  [Obs.] 
 
  20.  The  lower  part  of  a  robe  or  petticoat.  [Obs.] 
 
  21.  An  apron.  [Obs.]  ``Bakers  in  their  linen  bases.'' 
  --Marston. 
 
  22.  The  point  or  line  from  which  a  start  is  made  a  starting 
  place  or  a  goal  in  various  games. 
 
  To  their  appointed  base  they  went  --Dryden. 
 
  23.  (Surv.)  A  line  in  a  survey  which  being  accurately 
  determined  in  length  and  position,  serves  as  the  origin 
  from  which  to  compute  the  distances  and  positions  of  any 
  points  or  objects  connected  with  it  by  a  system  of 
  triangles.  --Lyman. 
 
  24.  A  rustic  play;  --  called  also  {prisoner's  base},  {prison 
  base},  or  {bars}.  ``To  run  the  country  base.''  --Shak. 
 
  25.  (Baseball)  Any  one  of  the  four  bounds  which  mark  the 
  circuit  of  the  infield. 
 
  {Altern  base}.  See  under  {Altern}. 
 
  {Attic  base}.  (Arch.)  See  under  {Attic}. 
 
  {Base  course}.  (Arch.) 
  a  The  first  or  lower  course  of  a  foundation  wall,  made 
  of  large  stones  of  a  mass  of  concrete;  --  called  also 
  {foundation  course}. 
  b  The  architectural  member  forming  the  transition 
  between  the  basement  and  the  wall  above. 
 
  {Base  hit}  (Baseball),  a  hit,  by  which  the  batsman,  without 
  any  error  on  the  part  of  his  opponents,  is  able  to  reach 
  the  first  base  without  being  put  out 
 
  {Base  line}. 
  a  A  main  line  taken  as  a  base,  as  in  surveying  or  in 
  military  operations. 
  b  A  line  traced  round  a  cannon  at  the  rear  of  the  vent. 
 
 
  {Base  plate},  the  foundation  plate  of  heavy  machinery,  as  of 
  the  steam  engine;  the  bed  plate. 
 
  {Base  ring}  (Ordnance),  a  projecting  band  of  metal  around  the 
  breech,  connected  with  the  body  of  the  gun  by  a  concave 
  molding.  --H.  L.  Scott. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bars 
  n  :  gymnastic  apparatus  consisting  of  two  parallel  wooden  bars 
  supported  on  uprights  [syn:  {parallel  bars}] 




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