the bottom support of anything; that on which a thing stands or rests: a metal base for the table.
a fundamental principle or groundwork; foundation; basis: the base of needed reforms.
the bottom layer or coating, as of makeup or paint.
the distinctively treated portion of a column or pier below the shaft or shafts. See diag. under column.
the distinctively treated lowermost portion of any construction, as a monument, exterior wall, etc.
Botany, Zoology .
the part of an organ nearest its point of attachment.
the point of attachment.