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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 ?
With runners of the Winesburg team on bases, Joe Welling became as one inspired.
In the afternoon, when the heat was less oppressive, we had a lively game of `Pussy Wants a Corner,' on the flat bluff-top, with the little trees for bases.
Two of the sweeping bastions appeared to rest on the water which washed their bases, while a deep ditch and extensive morasses guarded its other sides and angles.
These ridges are chopped off at the mouth of the gorge and form two bold and conspicuous headlands, with Heidelberg nestling between them; from their bases spreads away the vast dim expanse of the Rhine valley, and into this expanse the Neckar goes wandering in shining curves and is presently lost to view.
The latter third of the speech was marred by the resumption of fights and other recreations among certain of the bad boys, and by fidgetings and whis- perings that extended far and wide, washing even to the bases of isolated and incorruptible rocks like Sid and Mary.
The bases of the mountains forming the gorge in which the little village lay, were richly green; and high above this gentler vegetation, grew forests of dark fir, cleaving the wintry snow-drift, wedge-like, and stemming the avalanche.
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.
When the apes had filled their bellies and many of them had sought the bases of the trees to curl up in sleep Akut plucked Korak by the arm.
There, monumental rocks, leaning on their regularly-cut bases, seemed to defy all laws of equilibrium.
At Callyan they reached the junction of the branch line which descends towards south-eastern India by Kandallah and Pounah; and, passing Pauwell, they entered the defiles of the mountains, with their basalt bases, and their summits crowned with thick and verdant forests.
To any one who merely contemplates a map of the country this difficulty of getting from Godin to Malade River will appear inexplicable, as the intervening mountains terminate in the great Snake River plain, so that, apparently, it would be perfectly easy to proceed round their bases.
Canst thou go through the forests measuring the bases and calculating the centres of the oaks?