base adj

Fr. < L. bassus, thick, fat, short, low.

  1. Humble; meek; long-suffering; lowly in spirit; willing to sacrifice high position; (see 1 Corinthians 1:28).
  2. Pitiful; pathetic; dishonorable; ashamed; contemptible; damned; mean; wretched; (see Isaiah 3:5).
  3. Lowest; least; lesser.

base [-s] n

Fr. < L. < Gk. 'that on which one steps or stands'.

  1. Bottom; foot; lower part; roots and trunk; [fig.] the horizon.
  2. Foundation; footing; cornerstone; groundwork; substructure; stable support; secure platform for building; [fig.] grave; tomb; funeral vault; [fig.] axiom; creed; doctrine; law; principle.
  3. Cover; film; layer.
  4. End; conclusion; finale; [fig.] final show of color; warm spell in autumn; Indian summer.