1. [ noun ] the fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained
Synonyms: basis base fundament cornerstone foundation

"the whole argument rested on a basis of conjecture"

Related terms: assumption meat_and_potatoes explanation
2. [ noun ] preliminary preparation as a basis or foundation

"we are prepared today because of groundwork that was done ten years ago"

Related terms: preparation
3. [ noun ] lowest support of a structure
Synonyms: base foot foundation substructure understructure fundament

"it was built on a base of solid rock" "he stood at the foot of the tower"

Related terms: support raft_foundation bed structure
Similar spelling:   grounder