A kind of skirt ( often of velvet or brocade, but sometimes of mailed armor) which hung from the middle to about the knees, or lower.
A line in a survey which, being accurately determined in length and position, serves as the origin from which to compute the distances and positions of any points or objects connected with it by a system of triangles.
A low, or deep, sound. (Mus.) (a) The lowest part; the deepest male voice. (b) One who sings, or the instrument which plays, base.
A place or tract of country, protected by fortifications, or by natural advantages, from which the operations of an army proceed, forward movements are made, supplies are furnished, etc.
A rustic play; -- called also prisoner's base, prison base, or bars.
A substance used as a mordant.
Alloyed with inferior metal; debased; as, base coin; base bullion.
Any one of the four bounds which mark the circuit of the infield.
Deep or grave in sound; as, the base tone of a violin.