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ba·ses

 (bā′sēz′)
n.
Plural of basis.

bases

(ˈbeɪsiːz)
n
the plural of basis

bases

(ˈbeɪsɪz)
n
the plural of base1

ba•sis

(ˈbeɪ sɪs)

n., pl. -ses (-sēz).
1. a bottom or base; the part on which something stands or rests.
2. anything upon which something is based; a fundamental principle.
3. the principal constituent; fundamental ingredient.
4. a basic fact, amount, standard, etc., used in making computations, reaching conclusions, or the like: to be paid on an hourly basis; to be chosen on the basis of merit.
[1525–35; < Latin < Greek básis step, place one stands on, pedestal =ba-, base of baínein to walk, step (akin to come) + -sis -sis; compare base1]
syn: See base1.

bases

Located at the home plate and the other three corners of the infield, where they are canvas bags pegged to the ground.
References in classic literature ?
For as mountain after mountain, and island after island, slowly sank beneath the water, fresh bases would be successively afforded for the growth of the corals.
Indeed when their bases are of the most degraded type (not more than the eighth part of an inch in size), they can hardly be distinguished from Straight Lines or Women; so extremely pointed are their vertices.
These rhombs have certain angles, and the three which form the pyramidal base of a single cell on one side of the comb, enter into the composition of the bases of three adjoining cells on the opposite side.
Once a day I descend to the base of the cliff and hunt, and fill my stomach with water from a clear cold spring.
What signifies his being base born, when compared with such qualifications as these?
Happily, Barbicane, not content with employing water, had furnished the movable disc with strong spring plugs, destined to lessen the shock against the base after the breaking of the horizontal partitions.
The suggestion was a good one, for thus many valuable minutes might be saved to us, and, throwing every ounce of my earthly muscles into the effort, I cleared the remaining distance between myself and the cliffs in great leaps and bounds that put me at their base in a moment.
This brings us to another point, more difficult to accept and understand than any other requiring belief in a base not usually accepted, or indeed entered on--whether such abnormal growths could have ever changed in their nature.
His cranial cavity is continuous with the first neck-vertebra; and in that vertebra the bottom of the spinal canal will measure ten inches across, being eight in height, and of a triangular figure with the base downwards.
He was instinctively and thoroughly convinced that was impossible for him to live otherwise than as he did and that he had never in his life done anything base.
But Walter Merritt Emory was not the only base one abased by desire of possession of Michael.
Besides, the sister-in-law with her low-necked bodice aroused in him a feeling akin to shame and remorse for some utterly base action.