on base

idiom

Definition of on base

baseball
: occupying one of the bases (first, second, or third) during a game
  • There's a runner on base.

Word by Word Definitions

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

  1. : constituting or serving as a base

  2. : of the simplest or most basic design or form : having the form of something before upgrades or customization


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