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bases

plural of base and of basis: All the bases are covered.
Not to be confused with:
basis – the principal constituent; a basic fact, amount, standard, etc., used in reaching conclusions; groundwork: This is the basis for our decision.
basses – more than one person singing bass: There were three basses in the choir; more than one bass instrument: The orchestra had two string basses.
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ba·ses

 (bā′sēz′)
n.
Plural of basis.
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bases

(ˈbeɪsiːz)
n
the plural of basis

bases

(ˈbeɪsɪz)
n
the plural of base1
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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.
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bases

Located at the home plate and the other three corners of the infield, where they are canvas bags pegged to the ground.
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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.
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?" "Base born?
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.
Our Soldiers and Lowest Classes of Workmen are Triangles with two equal sides, each about eleven inches long, and a base or third side so short (often not exceeding half an inch) that they form at their vertices a very sharp and formidable angle.
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.
Unhinge the lower jaw, and the side view of this skull is as the side view of a moderately inclined plane resting throughout on a level base. But in life --as we have elsewhere seen --this inclined plane is angularly filled up, and almost squared by the enormous superincumbent mass of the junk and sperm.
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. He was incapable of considering how his actions might affect others or what the consequences of this or that action of his might be.
The dog, like the horse, abases the base. Being base, Waiter Merritt Emory was abased by his desire for the 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.