• To give as its foundation or starting point; to lay the foundation of.
  • To be located (at a particular place).
  • To act as a base; to be the person supporting the flyer.



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  • From Middle English base, bas, baas, from Old French base, from Latin basis, from Ancient Greek βάσις. basis.
  • From Middle English base, bas, from Old French bas, from Late Latin bassus. Cognate with Spanish bajo, Italian basso and base.
  • Probably a specific use of Etymology 1, above; perhaps also a development of the plural of bar.
  • Variant forms.

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