American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An objective toward which players of certain games, such as backgammon, progress.
- n. Baseball Home plate.
- n. A base of operations; a headquarters.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Baseball) the base at which the batter stands when batting, and which is the last base to be reached in scoring a run.
- n. (usually plural) the office that serves as the administrative center of an enterprise
- n. (baseball) base consisting of a rubber slab where the batter stands; it must be touched by a base runner in order to score
“Fortunately the driver's home base was Carpentras, and he sympathetically took the Saint all the way to the garage he had set out to look for.”
“October, a KC-135A of the 42d Bomb Wing, Loring AFB, Maine, had completed a six-hour training mission and was returning to the home base when it exploded in mid-air over Canada.”
“EXCEPTION: A run is not scored if the runner advances to home base during a play in which the third out is made (1) by the batter-runner before he touches first base; (2) by any runner being forced out; or (3) by a preceding runner who is declared out because he failed to touch one of the bases.”
“Besides having a home base from which I would train for and climb nine of the most challenging fourteeners in the state that winter, I was surrounded by an entire town of like-minded friends.”
“The Embankment is the jumping-off point and home base for all trade along the navigable waterways, some of which reach a thousand miles beyond Karenta’s borders, a thousand miles into the heart of the continent.”
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