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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.

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  • n. Home plate.
  • n. Headquarters.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. the base at which the batter stands when batting, and which is the last base to be reached in scoring a run.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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

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