There are 2 main translations of base in Español

: base1base2


base, n.

Pronunciación /beɪs//beɪs/


  • 1

    • 1.1

      (of column, wall) base femenino
      (of column, wall) basa femenino
      (of mountain, tree) pie masculino
      (of spine, skull) base femenino
      (of geometric figure) base femenino
      • It is useful to make a distinction between the base against which an entity is profiled and the domain, or domains, against which concepts take shape.
      • He says the name of the mall was inspired by the locality of the site, which rests at the base of the Roodekrans Ridge.
      • The easiest way to swirl is to rest the base of the glass on a table, hold the stem between thumb and forefinger, and gently rotate the wrist.
      • The freestanding column shafts are wrapped in black glazed tiles and the bases have a mosaic finish.
      • Column bases, doorsteps, baseboards, and beams - even the interior roof tiles and gutters - all are decorated.
      • A substantially vertical stand having a foot peg and sharpened base supports the frame.
      • Draw 3 times smaller unilateral triangles, with their bases in the middle of each line of the first triangle.
      • Resting at the thick base of the old tree sat a beautifully etched envelope.
      • The length of the base of the rhombus is the length of one of its sides, here shown with 'b'.
      • Axial loading from earthquakes is minimized by seismic dampers under the column bases.
      • To prevent vandalism and damage, the bases of columns are clad in stainless steel.
      • All tied up I carried it to the car taking extra care to support the base which was weak from resting in the sodden duck-muck of the pen.
      • Will the official NBA basketball that rests at the base of the potted palm in the living room remain?
      • If this has happened, gently firm around the base of the plant with the foot being careful not to damage any stems or leaves.
      • With loaded candlesticks there is a possibility that marks have been ‘let in’ to the edge of the base.
      • Their water tanks were usually steel on stone bases, or sometimes supported on a trestle base made of rail.
      • The bottom edges of the front and rear panels form a support base for the bowl.
      • Her other arm held a shield by her side, the base rested on the floor but she was not leaning on it.
      • The bags are used as bed rests and table bases by some interior decorators.
      • Now, how can there be foundation structures such as pillar bases in the ground unless they had been put there to support a building?
      • Because the base of the stone barely touches the base upon which it rests, it appears that it could easily fall over when the sea wind blows.
      • Instead of a heated iron, the upper part of the base supports a pierced basket for charcoal.
      • The edges of this framework supported the base of the walls.
      • The two points of intersection of the latter with the sides of the triangle lie on a line parallel to the base.
      • At its base rested a small, weathered plaque with a few words elegantly etched into the fine stone.
      • This figurine was designed as a candlestick, with the holder protruding from the base on either side.
      • Lie sideways on the ball with your feet supported against the base of a wall.
      • It was still lying with crushed front forks at the base of the smaller tree.
      • If the height of a rectangle is 7 1/6 mm and the perimeter is 27 2/15 mm, what is the length of the base of the rectangle?
      • He broke down several times as he told the court how his wife had been supporting the base of a ladder as he cut branches off apple trees in their garden.

    • 1.2

      (of lamp) pie masculino
      (of statue) pedestal masculino

  • 2

    (foundation, basis)
    base femenino
    • It will guarantee a solid base for those students continuing to advanced studies.
    • That which was, is the foundation for what is now, which becomes the base for what is to come.
    • And whilst all the talk may have been of forwards, the base for victory was built further down the Newbridge turf.
    • For people whose school Spanish is a distant memory, this course will offer revision and updating of the written and spoken language, to improve competence and confidence and form a base for further study.
    • But it doesn't take long to defrost, and it is a good thing to have a supply of in the freezer in case of impromptu guests or as the base for a quick easy meal.
    • His systematization of these texts became one of the chief bases for the structure of the later printed versions of this corpus of texts.
    • Since the book is intended to provide the reader a base for further study, the absence of citations is somewhat disturbing.
    • Hong Kong University law professor Albert Chen said the decision was a good base for political reform discussions.
    • I think that's a fine base for a resolution for the new year.
    • After completion, this will provide a firm base to push the Pattaya Sports Club into the new Millennium.
    • It started with the Native Americans who set the base for all the development.
    • Since Lisbon Strategy is a topics which has not been given much attention in Croatia, the published articles represent the base for further research.
    • It also provides a new base for vital research and study of the disease carried out by the University of Sheffield.
  • 3

    • 3.1(of patrol, for excursion)

      base femenino
      to return to base volver a la base

    • 3.2also base camp(for expedition)

      campamento base masculino

    • 3.3(of organization)

      sede femenino
      • He turned the turret to examine the rest of the base.
      • We galloped to the base where the rest of the people were unloading the cargo.
      • Living on a Marine base on the edge of restive Ramadi is a shock to a civilian's senses.
      • A railroad line was constructed from the base to the front lines at Petersburg.
      • When they were far enough away from the base, they all rested and sat down.
      • He stressed the successes not just of the aircrew but of the hundreds of Combat Support Group personnel supporting combatant forces at bases within and outside Australia.
      • The interior of the stronghold was as utilitarian as the rest of the base, made of white stone with no attempt at ornamentation.
      • Unique geological, glaciological, and meteorological studies continue there from purpose-built bases around the edge of Antarctica or at the South Pole.
      • From there he was employed by Mero Space Frame, a German firm with a British base.
      • He said the company had always had two move workers between the two bases depending on where the work was, but now circumstances dictated closure of the Scalloway workshop for the time being.
      • Neither it is limited to armies and combatants facing each other but targets the enemy formations and supporting bases with long distance aircraft and missiles.
      • Well, his firm had a base on the Old Kent Road under the name London Easylink, and its prime contract was route 185 from Lewisham.
      • Analysts have criticised Karzai for clumsy attempts to impose his will by sending in appointees to try to implement disarmament without necessary support bases, or central backup.
      • After pulling up to the smooth blue band that marked the perimeter of the base, the rest of the unit limped into view.
      • During World War II, Utah's population increased as the government developed military bases and supported wartime industries.
      • The firm has outgrown its base on Stricklandgate and needs extra space in order to expand and create more jobs.
      • He had an office that connected to the rest of the base through a short tube.
      • It was the only working lift in the building, seeing as it was underground like the rest of the base, so no one knew it existed apart from those in their sector.
      • We were eager to get out of there, and to the new base near the front lines.
      • Troops frequently spot suspicious figures just outside the base.

  • 4

    • 4.1Cocina
      (main ingredient)

      base femenino
      dishes with a rice base platos a base de arroz masculino
      • Make crumb base by rubbing biscuits and butter together.
      • The cast iron pan and drippings make for the base of a tremendous sauce.
      • With its distinctive dry taste, Tequila is the base for marvellous drinks, not the least of which is the Margarita.
      • Sweetened ricotta base with apple and cherry pie filling, cookie dough and more sweet stuff.
      • The sweetness in milk or an ice cream base allows coffee flavors to come through.
      • It has the Dr Pepper flavors as a base with berries thrown into the mix.
      • Syrups are made with a base of sugar syrup, honey or perhaps maple syrup.
      • For the coconut soup base: In a pot, combine ingredients and bring to a simmer.
      • It is safe and cost-effective compared to other drugs as its base is neem oil, which is available in plenty in India.
      • Then you add another whole chicken to the soup and use the soup base as your water.
      • Brooks explains the smoothies are composed of yogurt base and a water/pectin solution.
      • This pea-flavoured stock will be the base for the soup.
      • The appetizer was a small plate of radish pieces served in a sauce that tastes similar to the creamy vegetable soup base.
      • The soup base is a Western tomato soup, while the beef slice and beef stomach is stewed in a traditional Chinese sauce.
      • There is a firm called Kuze, based in Ikebukuro, Tokyo, specializing in sauces and soup bases.

    • 4.2Cocina
      (of pie)

      base femenino
      fondo masculino

  • 5

    paint with a water base pintura al agua femenino
  • 6

    base femenino
    • Metallic oxides are bases because the oxide ions accept protons from water molecules, thereby generating hydroxide ions in solution.
    • They found that these nonaqueous-superacid solutions reacted with weak bases which did not react with either sulfuric or perchloric acid in water.
    • Soon chemists became more interested in studying the properties of acids and bases and the neutralization reaction between the two substances.
    • Neutralization is a chemical reaction in which a base reacts with an acid to create water and a salt.
    • Nitric acid reacted with a base will give the nitrate of the salt and water.
  • 7

    base femenino
    • Some historians believe that the Babylonian base 60 place-value system was transmitted to the Indians via the Greeks.
    • If base 10 is used with an additive system without intermediate symbols then many characters are required to express certain numbers.
    • Choosing different numbers gives logarithms to different bases.
    • Taking logarithms to the base, we are looking for a solution.
    • There is no logical reason why we cannot use any integer bigger than zero for a base.
    • Arabic astronomers used a base 60 version of Arabic letter system.
    • The Egyptians had a bases 10 system of hieroglyphs for numerals.
    • In that year Briggs gave a numerical approximation to the base 10 logarithm of e but did not mention e itself in his work.
  • 8

    (of word)
    raíz femenino
    base femenino
    • The children had to say the base of a suffixed word pronounced by the experimenter.
    • So if you want to conjugate a regular - er verb, simply remove the - er ending from the infinitive and place the base of the verb in front of the endings.
    • The verb base is what you look up in the dictionary when you want to know how to say something.
    • According to Crystal, a prefixation is “an affix is placed before the base of the word” (1997, p. 90).
    • Determine the ending of the verb that goes with that pronoun and add it to the base of the verb you want to use in the sentence.
    • The Greek Xu-w, which etymologists justly connect with our loose, loosen, may possibly be the base of the word.
  • 9

    (in baseball)
    base femenino
    to catch sb off base (by surprise) agarrar a algn desprevenido América Latina EEUU
    • her speech touched every base en su discurso tocó todos los puntos de interés
    • to reach/get to first base in sth cogerle el tranquillo a algo
    • to reach/get to first base with sb coger confianza con algn
    • There's no reason he shouldn't hit 30 home runs and steal 30 bases if he stays healthy.
    • During baseball season, fire hydrants and stoops serve as bases, the middle of the street as the field.
    • Four different times I switched over to see the bases loaded, scoring I believe a total of one run.
    • He first arranged four of these in a diamond-shaped pattern to represent the bases and home plate.
    • ‘I made sure I touched every one of those sweet white bases,’ Fisk told Maury Allen of the New York Post.

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  • 1

    to base sth on / upon sth basar / fundamentar algo en algo
    • the movie is based on a real event la película se basa / está basada en una historia real
    • The last thing the humans needed was a major leak of information that could potentially destroy the very foundation their resistance was based on.
    • Although he based his films on Kannada novels, the novelists complained that their stories had been altered.
    • You don't know how they relate until you examine them and it's better to examine the evidence than base conclusions on wishful thinking.
    • Rosenstiel bases his conclusion on reasoning very different than ours.
    • Miramax has hired playwright Warren Leight to come up with a script, but Roddy Doyle - who wrote the novel the original film was based on - will not be getting involved.
    • The US Senate committee report says it based its conclusions on documents from the Iraqi oil ministry, distinct from those alleged foreign ministry papers relied upon by the Telegraph.
    • I have no idea what the evidence is that they may be basing their conclusion on.
    • A group of scientists favoring nuclear power accuses Kennedy of basing her conclusions on fear, not science.
    • Rutenberg bases his conclusion on numbers provided by Nielsen Media Research.
    • I've read poor reviews here, and elsewhere, about the conductor, so I base my conclusions on that…!
    • Last year, for example, the government based its conclusions on the general level of pesticides in all fresh peas from only 27 samples.
    • When it came to a philosophy of politics and ethics, again Archytas based his ideas on mathematical foundations.
    • He bases his conclusion on the stories he's been told, as well as the occupancy load (number of students per classroom) and the variety of activities that take place in schools.
    • The researchers, from Imperial College School of Medicine at the National Heart and Lung Institute in London, based their conclusions on a study of 625 children in Ashford, Kent.
    • Some of the articles included discuss the novel that the film has been based on, which is often used in Japanese classrooms.
    • This defines the foundation our society is based on: equal rights, freedom and peace.
    • Unfortunately, they base their conclusions on a survey from a print-on-demand publisher.
    • Dershwitz based his conclusion on witnesses who said Reid had slurred speech and difficulty holding up his head at the start of the interview.
    • Was he basing his conclusion on facts or was he being swayed because she was a beautiful young woman in distress that had made a favorable impression.
    • Cooper based this conclusion on the fact that since 1892 the operation had been depositing materials, which sank to the river bottom.
  • 2

    he's based in Madrid tiene su base en Madrid
    • where are you based now? ¿dónde estás (or vives etc.) ahora?

There are 2 main translations of base in Español

: base1base2


abyecto, adj.


  • 1

    (motive/conduct/accusation) abyecto
    (accusation/conduct/motive) innoble
    (motive/conduct/accusation) vil
    • Whilst detained we came face to face with base police corruption.
    • If humankind did not have a consciousness and still lived on the base instinct of perpetuation of the species, we would simply be born, mature, mate and die.
    • The meaning of human life would be reduced to the physical, base animal instincts, trapped within the contours of the body.
    • The Party is pandering to the racist, base instincts of the right wing press and politicians.
    • In contrast a man must be specially trained not to trample - their base instinct is to cause harm.
    • And it is one way to shine moral clarity on a subject that too often inspires only base moral equivalence.
    • Some believe that the people's base instincts could even throw the peace process off course.
    • My base instinct was to go round the dressing room and clip a few, but unfortunately those days were well gone.
    • However, his inner and outer selves are constant and we do not see, in his monologues, the base evil of his Machiavellian soul.
    • Did you figure that, I, the writer, was a base individual who was using a cheap ploy to attract potential readers?
    • It is also a saga about the savagery that can result when the British and the Irish resort to their base instincts.
    • It's just the ones who want to scream it in the streets and have their base instincts publicly titillated I wish to avoid, and should be able to.
    • And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a base mind and to improper conduct.
    • The story is intent on delving into the core of what it means to be human and what kind of base behaviors we are susceptible to, both good and bad.
    • His antagonism towards the media will be recast as a firmness of character that wouldn't pander to the most base instincts of people.
    • In their bodiliness, images make men desert rationality in favor of base instinct.
    • Small wonder that she places her faith in spite and base dishonesty.
    • Even as a young man, however, Jekyll had a penchant for base pleasures.
    • There was nothing sheltering this base creature from the eye of his moral superiors.
    • By appealing to the base instincts of race and religion the President and his able cohorts are naturally inducing one crisis after the other.