Architecture. the lowest part of a base, as of a column, that consists of two or more horizontal members.
Mathematics. a collection of subsets of a topological space having the property that every open set of a given topology can be written as the union of intersections of finite numbers of sets in the collection.
Compare base1 (def 13b).
the lowest part of a pedestal, base, or skirting Compare surbase
noun 1. a basement or one of a series of basements below the main basement of a building. noun 1. an underground storey of a building beneath the main basement
noun 1. a circular container with a greater width than depth, becoming smaller toward the bottom, used chiefly to hold water or other liquid, especially for washing. 2. any container of similar shape, as the pan of a balance. 3. the quantity held by such a container: We need another basin of water to dilute […]
noun, Music. 1. the pedal stop on an organ that produces the deepest or lowest tones; fundamental bass. noun 1. another name for bourdon
noun 1. a submarine. 2. a substitute. 3. a submarine sandwich. See hero sandwich. 4. a subcontractor. 5. a sublieutenant. 6. a subordinate. 7. a subaltern. 8. British. an advance against one’s wages, especially one granted as a subsistence allowance. 9. Photography. a substratum. verb (used without object), subbed, subbing. 10. to act as a […]