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base nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (bottom support)base nf
 The floor lamp has a large round base.
 La lampada da pavimento ha una larga base rotonda.
base nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (building foundation) (di edificio)fondamenta nfpl
  fondazioni nfpl
 The base of the house is solid concrete.
 Le fondamenta della casa sono in solido cemento armato.
base nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (basis)base nf
  fondamento nm
 The Bible provides the base for most Christian beliefs.
 La Bibbia è la base della maggior parte delle credenze cristiane.
base nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (main ingredient)base nf
 The sauce has a tomato base.
 La salsa ha una base di pomodoro.
base nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (military: facility) (militare)base nf
 The United States Navy has a base in San Diego.
 Le forze navali degli Stati Uniti hanno una base a San Diego.
base nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (starting point)punto di riferimento, riferimento nm
 We used the tree as the base, and measured everything from there.
 Abbiamo usato l'albero come riferimento e abbiamo preso tutte le misure partendo da lì.
base nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (foot: of mountain or tree) (montagna)base nf
  (montagna)piede nm
 They run a small chalet resort at the base of the mountain.
base [sth] on [sth],
base [sth] upon [sth]
vtr + prep
often passive (use as evidence)basare qlcs su qlcs vtr
Nota: "Base on" is more common than "base upon." These expressions are often used in the passive voice--e.g., "My opinion is based on facts, not rumor."
 She based her conclusion on close examination of the evidence.
 Basò le proprie conclusioni su un esame accurato delle prove.
base [sth] on [sth],
base [sth] upon [sth]
vtr + prep
(adapt from)adattare qlcs da qlcs vtr
Nota: "Base on" is more common than "base upon." These expressions are often used in the passive voice--e.g., "The movie is based on a true story."
 They will base the film on a short story written by Mark Twain.
 Adatteranno il film da un racconto breve scritto da Mark Twain.
 
Additional Translations
base adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (dishonourable, low)volgare, spregevole, rozzo, indecente agg
 His base comments offended the women.
 I suoi commenti volgari hanno offeso le donne.
base nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (baseball: home, first, etc.) (baseball)base nf
 The runner passed second base and headed to third.
 Il corridore ha oltrepassato la seconda base e si è diretto verso la terza.
base nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (chemical compound) (chimica)base nf
 This liquid is a base, and not acidic.
 Questo liquido è una base, e non un acido.
base n as adjnoun as adjective: Describes another noun--for example, "boat race," "dogfood." (forming the base)base agg invar
 First you need to put on a base coat of paint.
 Prima devi dare uno strato base di pittura.
base [sb] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." usually passive (station)abitare vi
  risiedere vi
  essere di base vi
  avere sede vtr
 He is based in New York, but travels all over the US.
 Abita a New York, ma viaggia in tutti gli Stati Uniti.
 È di base a New York, ma viaggia in tutti gli Stati Uniti.
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Compound Forms/Forme composte
advance base base avanzata
air base base aerea
army base nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (military facility)base militare nf
 There is a large US army base on the island of Okinawa, Japan.
 Sull'isola di Okinawa in Giappone c'è una grande base militare statunitense.
at the base of exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." (at the bottom of)alla base di qlcs
 We'll meet at the base of the volcano and hike up together.
 Ci vediamo alla base del vulcano e poi saliamo insieme.
base cabinet nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (low storage cupboard)mobile base nm
base camp nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (mountaineers' shelter)campo base nm
 My daughter is no mountain climber, but she's trekking as far as the Everest base camp.
 Mia figlia non è una scalatrice, ma sta facendo un'escursione fino al campo base dell'Everest.
base course corso base
base exchange cambio base
base fee nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. UK (law: inherited property)diritto di proprietà subordinato al rispetto di determinate condizioni, diritto di proprietà sub con nm
base hit nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (type of baseball hit)battuta valida, valida nf
 The batter got a base hit and the runner scored easily.
 Il battitore ha fatto una battuta valida e il corridore ha segnato facilmente.
base hospital ospedale da campo
base level nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (river's lowest point) (di fiume)livello di base nm
 Uno strato di roccia molto dura può formare un livello di base del fiume temporaneo.
base level nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (lowest point)livello minimo nm
  livello più basso nm
base load carico di base
base metal nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (non-precious metal)metallo comune nm
 It was a cheap base metal but the gold plating made it look expensive.
 Il ferro è il metallo comune più usato in edilizia.
base of operations nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (military installation)base operativa nf
base oil olio base
base pay nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (basic salary)paga base nf
  retribuzione base, retribuzione di base nf
 The base pay for this job is low, but as you gain experience your pay will be increased.
 La paga base per questo lavoro è bassa, ma mano a mano che accumuli esperienza arriveranno degli aumenti.
base period periodo base
base point punto base
base price nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (cost before extras)prezzo base nm
 The base price is $20,000; if you want a stereo or air conditioning, that will be extra.
 Il prezzo base è $20,00; se vuoi uno stereo o l'aria condizionata sono da pagare extra.
base rate nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (interest rate used to calculate bank lending rate)tasso base nm
base rate nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (wages: rate of pay per unit of time or piece)paga base nf
base rate nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. UK (interest rate established by Bank of England)tasso di riferimento
base running  (sport)correre tra le basi
base salary nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (basic pay level)salario minimo nm
  minimo salariale nm
  salario base, salario di base nm
  paga base nf
 Inexperienced workers entering this firm are paid the base salary.
 I lavoratori senza esperienza che entrano in quest'azienda ricevono il salario minimo.
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base [sth] on vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (use as source or inspiration)basare su vtr
  ispirarsi a vi
 Jonathan Larson based his rock opera "Rent" on Puccini's "La Boheme.".
base wage nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (basic pay level)stipendio base nm
  paga base nf
  salario minimo nm
 The base wage for this job is low, but as you gain experience your pay will be increased.
 La paga base per questo lavoro è bassa, ma mano a mano che accumuli esperienza arriveranno degli aumenti.
customer base nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (group of clients or consumers)base di clientela nf
 The home improvement store expanded its customer base when it added a new garden center.
 Il negozio di fai da te ha ampliato la sua base di clientela da quando ha aggiunto il nuovo reparto giardinaggio.
first base nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (baseball: first station)prima base nf
 Baseball is so dull that I fall asleep before anyone gets to first base.
 La prima base è la prima delle quattro stazioni del baseball.
first base nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. slang (kissing on a date)primo livello n
 He thought the date was going well, but in the end he didn't even make it to first base.
 Com'è andato il tuo appuntamento, sei arrivato al primo livello?
home base casa base (baseball)
in base a base
lunar base base lunare
military base nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (army facility)caserma nf
 My aunt's a civilian worker on a military base.
  Le caserme hanno spesso un'architettura orribile.Questa frase non è una traduzione della frase inglese.
  base militare nf
 Mia zia è un'impiegata civile in una base militare.
mogul base attacco Goliath
mogul base zoccolo Goliath
moon base base lunare
off base esterno alla base (mil.)
off-base esterno alla base (mil.)
second base nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (baseball: first corner) (baseball)seconda base nf
second base nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. US, slang, euphemism (fondling [sb]'s breasts)traduzione non disponibile
tax base nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (resources subject to taxation) (fisco)base imponibile nf
 Our tax base has dwindled since the hurricane.
 La nostra base imponibile si è ridotta da quando c'è stato l'uragano.
third base nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (baseball: last of three bases that must be touched by runner) (baseball)terza base nf
 He was a man born on third base who thought he had hit a triple.
touch base,
touch bases
vtr + n
US, figurative, informal (make contact)mettersi in contatto v rif
  (informale)farsi sentire v rif
 We'll touch base when you've finished the first task.
touch base with [sb],
touch bases
v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
US, figurative, informal (make contact with [sb])mettersi in contatto con qlcn v rif
  (informale)farsi sentire con qlcn v rif
 Touch base with me in a few weeks so I can see how the project's coming along.
 Fatti sentire con me tra qualche settimana così posso vedere come sta procedendo il progetto.
two-base da due basi (nel baseball)
wheel base interasse nm
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