Definition of First base

1. Noun. The base that must be touched first by a base runner in baseball.

Generic synonyms: Bag, Base

2. Noun. The fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed at first of the bases in the infield (counting counterclockwise from home plate).
Exact synonyms: First
Generic synonyms: Position
Group relationships: Baseball Team

3. Noun. The initial stage in accomplishing something. "We didn't get to first base with that approach"

Definition of First base

1. Noun. (baseball) The base after home plate in a counter-clockwise path around a baseball infield. ¹

2. Noun. (by extension) Completion of the first phase of an activity. ¹

3. Noun. (US colloquial) Kissing. ¹

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Literary usage of First base

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"His object is to get to first-base without being put out. ... (a) He is entitled to first-base if tbe pitcher pitches four bad balls, at none of which he ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"Should the striker fail to s:nke three fairly delivered bails, he must run the first base. The fool ball Unes are unlimited in length, and shall extend in a ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia of Sport by Henry Charles Howard Suffolk, Hedley Peek, Frederick George Aflalo (1897)
"If the catcher fails to hold the ball, the batsman has an opportunity of reaching first base, but the catcher may recover the ball and intercept the ..."

4. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1886)
"If the batsman Succeeding him is similarly sent to his base, then the occupant of the first base is given his second ; and, in case of four men being ..."

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