first base


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first base

n.
1. Baseball
a. The first of the bases in the infield, counterclockwise from home plate.
b. The fielding position occupied by the first baseman.
2. Slang The first stage or step toward completion or success: "never got to first base with any of his ... deals" (Ross Macdonald).

first base

n
1. (Baseball) baseball
a. the base that a runner must reach safely to score a hit, and the first of the three bases he must reach safely on the way to home plate in order to score a run
b. the fielding position nearest this base
2. get to first base informal chiefly US and Canadian to accomplish the first step of an undertaking

first′ base′


n.
Baseball.
a. the first in counterclockwise order of the bases from home plate.
b. the position of the player covering the area of the infield near first base.
Idioms:
get to first base, to succeed in the initial phase of a plan or undertaking.
[1835–45]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.first base - the base that must be touched first by a base runner in baseballfirst base - the base that must be touched first by a base runner in baseball
bag, base - a place that the runner must touch before scoring; "he scrambled to get back to the bag"
2.first base - the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed at first of the bases in the infield (counting counterclockwise from home plate)
position - (in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player; "what position does he play?"
baseball team - a team that plays baseball
3.first base - the initial stage in accomplishing something; "we didn't get to first base with that approach"
first step, opening move, initiative, opening - the first of a series of actions
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References in classic literature ?
Upon the baseball field Joe Welling stood by first base, his whole body quivering with excitement.
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"Tales from First Base: The Best, Funniest, and Slickest First Basemen Ever" by baseball enthusiasts and sports journalists Brad Engel and Wayne Stewart is 152 page compendium comprised of famous (and occasionally infamous) but always humorous incidents and personalities associated with events focused upon playing first base.