Based
Based Based (b[=a]sd), p. p. & a. 1. Having a base, or having as a base; supported; as, broad-based. [1913 Webster]

2. [See {Base}, n., 18-21.] Wearing, or protected by, bases. [Obs.] ``Based in lawny velvet.'' --E. Hall. [1913 Webster]


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  • based — [beɪst] adjective if a company is based somewhere, that is the place where it carries out its business: • The existing business is based in London but the owners may be willing to move. • a Chicago based publisher * * * based UK US /beɪst/… …   Financial and business terms

  • based — 1. based on. To base one thing on another is to use the second as the basis for the first, and it is frequently used in the passive, as in arguments based on statistics. Avoid using based on as an unattached conjunction without a clear antecedent …   Modern English usage

  • based — [beıst] adj 1.) [not before noun] if you are based somewhere, that is the place where you work or where your main business is ▪ It is a professional service based at our offices in Oxford. London based/New York based etc ▪ a London based firm of… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • -based — [bāst] combining form 1. based on; having as its basis [paper based, milk based] 2. based in or at (a specified place); having headquarters in or at [space based weapons, a Cleveland based company] * * * …   Universalium

  • -based — [bāst] combining form 1. based on; having as its basis [paper based, milk based] 2. based in or at (a specified place); having headquarters in or at [space based weapons, a Cleveland based company] …   English World dictionary

  • based — [ beıst ] suffix 1. ) used with some names of places to make adjectives meaning happening or working in a particular place: a Chicago based company 2. ) used with some names to make adjectives describing the main substance in a product: pasta and …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • based — based; de·based·ness; sur·based; …   English syllables

  • -based — [[t] beɪst[/t]] 1) COMB: COMB in ADJ based combines with nouns referring to places to mean something positioned or existing mainly in the place mentioned, or operating or organized from that place. ...a Washington based organization. ...land… …   English dictionary

  • based — adjective 1. having a base (Freq. 3) firmly based ice • Similar to: ↑supported 2. having a base of operations (often used as a combining form) (Freq. 1) a locally based business an Atlanta based company …   Useful english dictionary

  • based — 1. adjective /bejst/ founded on; having a basis; often used in combining forms That was a soundly based argument. 2. verb /bejst/ a) Being derived from (usually followed by on or upon). Its a new film based on a best selling novel. b) …   Wiktionary

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