first base

first base
F f


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [furst beys]
    • /fɜrst beɪs/
    • /fɜːst beɪs/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [furst beys]
    • /fɜrst beɪs/

Definitions of first base words

  • noun first base Baseball. the first in counterclockwise order of the bases from home plate. the position of the player covering the area of the infield near first base. 1
  • idioms first base get to first base, Informal. to succeed in the initial phase of a plan or undertaking: His suggestions for labor-saving techniques never got to first base. to engage in petting that goes no further than kissing. 1
  • noun first base baseball: first station 1
  • noun first base kissing on a date 1
  • noun first base the base that a runner must reach safely to score a hit, and the first of the three bases he must reach safely on the way to home plate in order to score a run 0
  • noun first base the fielding position nearest this base 0

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Origin of first base

First appearance:

before 1835
One of the 34% newest English words
An Americanism dating back to 1835-45

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first base popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 34% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 69% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

first base usage trend in Literature

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