Base vs. Menial

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Difference Between Base and Menial

Basenoun

The lowest or bottom part

the base of a cliff.the base of a lamp.

Menialadjective

Of or relating to work or a job regarded as servile.

Basenoun

The part of a plant or animal organ that is nearest to its point of attachment.

Menialadjective

Of, relating to, or appropriate for a servant.

Basenoun

The point of attachment of such an organ.

Menialnoun

A servant, especially a domestic servant.

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Basenoun

A supporting part or layer; a foundation

a skyscraper built on a base of solid rock.

Menialnoun

A person who has a servile or low nature.

Basenoun

A basic or underlying element; infrastructure

the nation's industrial base.

Menialadjective

Of or relating to work normally performed by a servant.

Basenoun

The fundamental principle or underlying concept of a system or theory; a basis.

Menialadjective

Of or relating to unskilled work.

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Basenoun

A fundamental ingredient; a chief constituent

a paint with an oil base.

Menialadjective

Servile; low; mean.

a menial wretch

Basenoun

The fact, observation, or premise from which a reasoning process is begun.

Menialnoun

A servant, especially a domestic servant.

Basenoun

(Games) A starting point, safety area, or goal.

Menialnoun

A person who has a subservient nature.

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(Baseball) Any one of the four corners of an infield, marked by a bag or plate, that must be touched by a runner before a run can be scored.

Menialnoun

a domestic servant

Basenoun

A center of organization, supply, or activity; a headquarters.

Menialadjective

used of unskilled work (especially domestic work)

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The portion of a social organization, especially a political party, consisting of the most dedicated or motivated members.

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A fortified center of operations.

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A supply center for a large force of military personnel.

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A facial cosmetic used to even out the complexion or provide a surface for other makeup; a foundation.

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(Architecture) The lowest part of a structure, such as a wall, considered as a separate unit

the base of a column.

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(Heraldry) The lower part of a shield.

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(Linguistics) A morpheme or morphemes regarded as a form to which affixes or other bases may be added.

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The side or face of a geometric figure to which an altitude is or is thought to be drawn.

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The number that is raised to various powers to generate the principal counting units of a number system. The base of the decimal system, for example, is 10.

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The number raised to the logarithm of a designated number in order to produce that designated number; the number at which a chosen logarithmic scale has the value 1.

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A line used as a reference for measurement or computations.

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Any of a class of compounds whose aqueous solutions are characterized by a bitter taste, a slippery feel, the ability to turn litmus blue, and the ability to react with acids to form salts.

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A substance that yields hydroxide ions when dissolved in water.

Basenoun

A substance that can act as a proton acceptor.

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A substance that can donate a pair of electrons to form a covalent bond.

Basenoun

The region in a transistor between the emitter and the collector.

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The electrode attached to this region.

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One of the nitrogen-containing purines (adenine and guanine) or pyrimidines (cytosine, thymine, and uracil) that occurs attached to the sugar component of DNA or RNA.

Basenoun

A bass singer or voice.

Baseadjective

Forming or serving as a base

a base layer of soil.

Baseadjective

Situated at or near the base or bottom

a base camp for the mountain climbers.

Baseadjective

(Chemistry) Of, relating to, or containing a base.

Baseadjective

Having or showing a lack of decency; contemptible, mean-spirited, or selfish.

Baseadjective

Being a metal that is of little value.

Baseadjective

Containing such metals

base coins.

Baseadjective

(Archaic) Of low birth, rank, or position.

Baseadjective

(Obsolete) Short in stature.

Baseverb

To form or provide a base for

based the new company in Portland.

Baseverb

To find a basis for; establish

based her conclusions on the report.a film based on a best-selling novel.

Baseverb

To assign to a base; station

troops based in the Middle East.

Basenoun

Something from which other things extend; a foundation.

Basenoun

A supporting, lower or bottom component of a structure or object.

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The starting point of a logical deduction or thought; basis.

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A permanent structure for housing military personnel and material.

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The place where decisions for an organization are made; headquarters.

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A basic but essential component or ingredient.

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A substance used as a mordant in dyeing.

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(cosmetics) Foundation: a cosmetic cream to make the face appear uniform.

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(chemistry) Any of a class of generally water-soluble compounds, having bitter taste, that turn red litmus blue, and react with acids to form salts.

Basenoun

Important areas in games and sports.

Basenoun

A safe zone in the children's games of tag and hide-and-go-seek.

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(baseball) One of the three places that a runner can stand without being subject to being tagged out.

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(architecture) The lowermost part of a column, between the shaft and the pedestal or pavement.

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A nucleotide's nucleobase in the context of a DNA or RNA biopolymer.

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(botany) The end of a leaf, petal or similar organ where it is attached to its support.

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(electronics) The name of the controlling terminal of a bipolar transistor (BJT).

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(geometry) The lowest side of a in a triangle or other polygon, or the lowest face of a cone, pyramid or other polyhedron laid flat.

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(heraldry) The lowest third of a shield or escutcheon.

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(heraldry) The lower part of the field. See escutcheon.

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(mathematics) A number raised to the power of an exponent.

The logarithm to base 2 of 8 is 3.

Basenoun

(mathematics) lang=en.

Basenoun

(topology) The set of sets from which a topology is generated.

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(topology) A topological space, looked at in relation to one of its covering spaces, fibrations, or bundles.

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In hand-to-hand balance, the person who supports the flyer; the person that remains in contact with the ground.

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(linguistics) A morpheme (or morphemes) that serves as a basic foundation on which affixes can be attached.

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(music) lang=en

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The smallest kind of cannon.

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(archaic) The housing of a horse.

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A kind of skirt (often of velvet or brocade, but sometimes of mailed armour) which hung from the middle to about the knees, or lower.

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(obsolete) The lower part of a robe or petticoat.

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(obsolete) An apron.

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A line in a survey which, being accurately determined in length and position, serves as the origin from which to compute the distances and positions of any points or objects connected with it by a system of triangles.

Basenoun

The game of prisoners' bars.

Baseverb

(transitive) To give as its foundation or starting point; to lay the foundation of.

Baseverb

(transitive) To be located (at a particular place).

Baseverb

To act as a base; to be the person supporting the flyer.

Baseadjective

(obsolete) Low in height; short.

Baseadjective

Low in place or position.

Baseadjective

(obsolete) Of low value or degree.

Baseadjective

(archaic) Of low social standing or rank; vulgar, common.

Baseadjective

Morally reprehensible, immoral; cowardly.

Baseadjective

Inferior; unworthy, of poor quality.

Baseadjective

Designating those metals which are not classed as precious or noble.

Baseadjective

Alloyed with inferior metal; debased.

base coinbase bullion

Baseadjective

(obsolete) Of illegitimate birth; bastard.

Baseadjective

Not classical or correct.

base Latin

Baseadjective

obsolete form of bass

the base tone of a violin

Baseadjective

(legal) Not held by honourable service.

A base estate is one held by services not honourable, or held by villenage. Such a tenure is called base, or low, and the tenant is a base tenant.

Basenoun

any of various water-soluble compounds capable of turning litmus blue and reacting with an acid to form a salt and water;

bases include oxides and hydroxides of metals and ammonia

Basenoun

installation from which a military force initiates operations;

the attack wiped out our forward bases

Basenoun

lowest support of a structure;

it was built on a base of solid rockhe stood at the foot of the tower

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place that runner must touch before scoring;

he scrambled to get back to the bag

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(numeration system) the positive integer that is equivalent to one in the next higher counting place;

10 is the radix of the decimal system

Basenoun

the bottom or lowest part;

the base of the mountain

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(anatomy) the part of an organ nearest its point of attachment;

the base of the skull

Basenoun

a lower limit;

the government established a wage floor

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the fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained;

the whole argument rested on a basis of conjecture

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a support or foundation;

the base of the lamp

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the bottom side of a geometric figure from which the altitude can be constructed;

the base of the triangle

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the most important or necessary part of something;

the basis of this drink is orange juice

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the place where you are stationed and from which missions start and end

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an intensely anti-western terrorist network that dispenses money and logistical support and training to a wide variety of radical Islamic terrorist group; has cells in more than 50 countries

Basenoun

(linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed;

thematic vowels are part of the stem

Basenoun

the stock of basic facilities and capital equipment needed for the functioning of a country or area;

the industrial base of Japan

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the principal ingredient of a mixture;

glycerinated gelatin is used as a base for many ointmentshe told the painter that he wanted a yellow base with just a hint of greeneverything she cooked seemed to have rice as the base

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a flat bottom on which something is intended to sit;

a tub should sit on its own base

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(electronics) the part of a transistor that separates the emitter from the collector

Baseverb

use as a basis for; found on;

base a claim on some observation

Baseverb

use (purified cocaine) by burning it and inhaling the fumes

Baseverb

assign to a station

Baseadjective

serving as or forming a base;

the painter applied a base coat followed by two finishing coats

Baseadjective

(used of metals) consisting of or alloyed with inferior metal;

base coins of aluminuma base metal

Baseadjective

of low birth or station (`base' is archaic in this sense);

baseborn wretches with dirty facesof humble (or lowly) birth

Baseadjective

not adhering to ethical or moral principles;

base and unpatriotic motivesa base, degrading way of lifecheating is dishonorablethey considered colonialism immoralunethical practices in handling public funds

Baseadjective

having or showing an ignoble lack of honor or morality;

that liberal obedience without which your army would be a base rabbletaking a mean advantagechok'd with ambition of the meaner sortsomething essentially vulgar and meanspirited in politics

Baseadjective

illegitimate

Baseadjective

debased; not genuine;

an attempt to eliminate the base coinage