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home base

n.
1.
a. An objective toward which players of certain games, such as backgammon, progress.
b. Baseball Home plate.
2. A base of operations; a headquarters.

home′ plate′


n.
the base in baseball at which the batter stands and which a base runner must reach safely in order to score a run, typically a slab of rubber set at the front corner of the diamond.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.home base - (baseball) base consisting of a rubber slab where the batter standshome base - (baseball) base consisting of a rubber slab where the batter stands; it must be touched by a base runner in order to score; "he ruled that the runner failed to touch home"
baseball, baseball game - a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs; "he played baseball in high school"; "there was a baseball game on every empty lot"; "there was a desire for National League ball in the area"; "play ball!"
bag, base - a place that the runner must touch before scoring; "he scrambled to get back to the bag"
2.home base - (usually plural) the office that serves as the administrative center of an enterprisehome base - (usually plural) the office that serves as the administrative center of an enterprise; "many companies have their headquarters in New York"
mukataa - an Arabic word for headquarters or administrative center; "Arafat was holed up in the mukataa of his West Bank compound"
business office, office - place of business where professional or clerical duties are performed; "he rented an office in the new building"
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
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