- primary: basic training.
- of lowest rank: airman basic.
- (especially of a female) characterized by predictable or unoriginal style, interests, or behavior: those basic girls who follow trends.
- (of things) boringly predictable or unoriginal: His lyrics are just so basic.
- basic training.
- a soldier or airman receiving basic training.
OTHER WORDS FROM basicnon·ba·sic, adjectivequasi-basic, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH basicbasic , BASIC
Other definitions for basic (2 of 2)
Origin of BASIC
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH BASICbasic, BASIC
How to use basic in a sentence
The men use the dolls to practice the basics of caring for babies.
Despite the obvious ongoing problems with disease and access to basics, the future of Africa is bright.
The Spire, like most fountains, has the basics -- Pepsi, Mountain Dew, Sierra Mist, Brisk Iced Tea and SoBe Lifewater.
Instead, LaFrieda, Hanna-Korpi, and Dawson all see a general back-to-basics approach from hereon in.Have We Reached ‘Peak Burger’? The Crazy Fetishization of Our Most Basic Comfort Food|Brandon Presser|July 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It may be time to kick these new age diet fads and get back to basics.Helen Mirren Trains Like the Air Force; Kendall Jenner Denied Kim Kardashian at Her Shows|The Fashion Beast Team|July 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It is hovering on the borders of a region containing this planet we are to land on—a region operating on other basics.
In some way both sets of basics operate in either conflict or compromise.
With the new basics it does just that—except that it is still just one car, and yet never was just one car and never will be.
This Nation will not go back to the days of simply shuffling children along from grade to grade without them learning the basics.State of the Union Addresses of George W. Bush|George W. Bush
That was one of the basics they had lost, years ago—their belief that life would arise on any planet capable of supporting it.An Empty Bottle|Mari Wolf
British Dictionary definitions for basic (1 of 2)
- of, denoting, or containing a base; alkaline
- (of a salt) containing hydroxyl or oxide groups not all of which have been replaced by an acid radicalbasic lead carbonate, 2PbCO 3 .Pb ( OH ) 2