Word of the day: basal
Definition: adj. of, at, or forming a base.
Synonyms: radical, base, basic, primary
Etymology: BASE(1) -AL (more…)
from Oxford: basal
1 of, at, or forming a base.
Phrases and idioms: basal metabolism the chemical processes occurring in an organism at complete rest.
Etymology: BASE(1) + -AL
from Wordnet: basal
adj 1: (botany) especially of leaves; located at the base of a plant or stem; especially arising directly from the root or rootstock or a root-like stem; “basal placentation”; “radical leaves” [syn: radical] [ant: cauline]
2: serving as or forming a base; “the painter applied a base coat followed by two finishing coats” [syn: base]
3: of primary importance; “basic truths” [syn: basic, primary]
Quote of the day: As your faith is strengthened you will find that there is no longer the need to have a sense of control, that things will flow as they will, and that you will flow with them, to your great delight and benefit. by Emmanuel Teney