Definition of Home base

1. Noun. (baseball) base consisting of a rubber slab where the batter stands; it must be touched by a base runner in order to score. "He ruled that the runner failed to touch home"

Exact synonyms: Home, Home Plate, Plate
Category relationships: Baseball, Baseball Game
Generic synonyms: Bag, Base

2. Noun. (usually plural) the office that serves as the administrative center of an enterprise. "Many companies have their headquarters in New York"
Exact synonyms: Central Office, Headquarters, Home Office, Main Office
Specialized synonyms: Mukataa
Generic synonyms: Business Office, Office
Language type: Plural, Plural Form

Definition of Home base

1. Noun. (baseball) Home plate. ¹

2. Noun. (business) Headquarters. ¹

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Literary usage of Home base

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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"A run is scored when any 'base-runner reaches the home base again, after touching all the other bases in proper succession, and provided three ..."

2. The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley (1863)
"At the lower angle of this, designated as the home base, is fixed an iron plate ... The batsman stands at the home base, having the pitcher opposite to him, ..."

3. Christian Work in Latin America (1917)
"CHAPTER XI COOPERATION AT THE home base It would seem to be axiomatic that there must be a synchronous development in cooperative methods among the Churches ..."

4. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1886)
"The home-base corner of the diamond must be at least ninety feet from the boundary of the ground. The materials of the game are a ball and bats of the ..."

5. The Tribune Book of Open-air Sports by Ottmar Mergenthaler, Henry Hall (1887)
"long by four feet wide, distant fifty feet from the centre of the home base, and so placed that the six-feet lines would each be two feet distant from and ..."

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