a demicanton in N Switzerland: virtually coextensive with the city of Basel. 14 sq. mi. (36 sq. km).
having no base; without foundation; groundless: a baseless claim. Contemporary Examples But I remain in prison on these baseless allegations while waiting for the chance to prove my innocence. An American Marine in Iran’s Prisons Goes on Hunger Strike IranWire December 17, 2014 This is, in my view, a baseless smear against Democrats, who deserve […]
morally low; without estimable personal qualities; dishonorable; meanspirited; selfish; cowardly. of little or no value; worthless: hastily composed of base materials. debased or counterfeit: an attempt to eliminate the base coinage. characteristic of or befitting an inferior person or thing. of illegitimate birth. not classical or refined: base language. Old English Law. held by tenure […]
a story of a building, partly or wholly underground. (in classical and Renaissance architecture) the portion of a building beneath the principal story, treated as a single compositional unit. the lowermost portion of a structure. the substructure of a columnar or arched construction. noun a partly or wholly underground storey of a building, esp the […]
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the undifferentiated assemblage of rock (basement rock) underlying the oldest stratified rocks in any region: usually crystalline, metamorphosed, and mostly, but not necessarily, Precambrian in age.