noun, plural ba·ses [bey-seez] /ˈbeɪ siz/.
Origin of basis
Related Words for basissupport, footing, base, ground, justification, theory, fundamental, evidence, reason, assumption, principle, premise, essential, security, explanation, proof, bottom, groundwork, bed, seat
Examples from the Web for basis
Contemporary Examples of basis
If Congress accurately reflected our nation on the basis of race, about 63 percent would be white, not 80 percent.The Unbearable Whiteness of Congress
January 8, 2015
We see the Southern segregationists who threatened his life and that of his family on an almost daily basis.Dr. King Goes to Hollywood: The Flawed History of ‘Selma’
January 2, 2015
So, I can deal with them on a daily basis, I know how it affects my body.Tim Howard’s Wall of Intensity
December 22, 2014
We also knew that once we hit the road, we would be paying our band and crew on a weekly basis.How Much Money Does a Band Really Make on Tour?
December 8, 2014
I knew: Nuclear Armageddon was staring me in the face on a daily basis.I Saw Nuclear Armageddon Sitting on My Desk
November 10, 2014
Historical Examples of basis
It is also much used as a basis for numerous other dressings.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 4
Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
He was not certain that the boy's statement had any basis in fact.
So, with Sidney the basis of his happiness, he made the most of his evening's freedom.
You must have a good glider as the basis of a successful flying machine.Flying Machines
W.J. Jackman and Thos. H. Russell
There is no religion in the world that has any other basis than hearsay evidence.The Devil's Dictionary
noun plural -ses (-siːz)
Word Origin for basis
1570s, "bottom or foundation (of something material)," from Latin basis "foundation," from Greek basis "a step, stand, base, that whereon one stands," from bainein "go, step" (see come). Transferred and figurative senses (of immaterial things) are from c.1600.
n. pl. ba•ses (-sēz′)
Plural bases (bā′sēz′)
see on a first-name basis.