home base

noun

Definition of home base

1 :the place in which someone or something lives or operates
  • The company's home base is in New York.
  • (informal) She returned to her home base after a long month of traveling.
2 baseball :the base that a runner must touch in order to score
  • The runner was tagged out at home base.

Word by Word Definitions

home play
  1. : one's place of residence : domicile

  2. : house

  3. : the social unit formed by a family living together

  1. : to or at one's place of residence or home (see 1home 1a)

  2. : to a final, closed, or ultimate position

  3. : to or at an ultimate objective (such as a goal or finish line)

  1. : of, relating to, or being a place of residence, place of origin, or base of operations

  2. : prepared, done, or designed for use in a home (see 1home)

  3. : operating or occurring in an area that is a headquarters or base of operations

  1. : to go or return to one's place of residence or origin : to go or return home (see 1home)

  2. : to return accurately to one's native area of place of birth or origin from a distance : to return home

  3. : to move to or toward an objective by following a signal or landmark

base play
  1. : the lower part of a wall, pier, or column considered as a separate architectural feature

  2. : the lower part of a complete architectural design (as of a monument)

  3. : the bottom of something considered as its support : foundation

  1. : to make, form, or serve as a base for

  2. : to find a foundation or basis for : to find a base (see 1base 3a) for

  1. : of little height

  2. : low in place or position

  3. : bass


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