of humble parentage.
born out of wedlock; illegitimate.
having a base character or nature; mean.
For they honor money; and the noble weds the baseborn, and the base the highborn; wealth has mixed the race.
Greek Women Mitchell Carroll
baseborn—guilty-born—attainted by my father’s crimes, I am unworthy your love or a place in your thoughts.
Captain Kyd (Vol 1 of 2) Jonathon Holt Ingraham
Her bloodstained practising had succeeded in foisting one baseborn plebeian of alien blood into the family.
A Decade of Italian Women, v. II (of 2) T. Adolphus Trollope
born of humble parents
- Base box
a unit used in the sale of tin plate, equal to the total area of 112 sheets each measuring 14 by 20 inches (35 by 50 cm), or 31,360 square inches (196,000 sq. cm).
- Base bullion
smelted lead containing impurities, as gold, silver, or zinc, that are later removed. Historical Examples It was obvious that the ingot was base bullion, and on the face of the affair there was clear proof that the Tartar had sold it. Travels in Tartary, Thibet, and China Evariste Regis Huc The ingot was handed round, […]
a stove or furnace with a self-acting fuel hopper over the fire chamber. noun (US) a stove into which coal is automatically fed from a hopper above the fire chamber
- Base camp
a main encampment providing supplies, shelter, and communications for persons engaged in wide-ranging activities, as exploring, reconnaissance, hunting, or mountain climbing. Contemporary Examples These headlamps, Sher realized, belonged to a team of Sherpa descending to base camp. Death on Killer Mountain Amanda Padoan July 5, 2013 Graduating from college was like getting to base camp […]