A bass saxophone, guitar, or other musical instrument is one that has a lower range of notes than other instruments of its kind.
The vocalist had been joined by the lead and bass guitars.
A bass is also a male singer who can sing very low notes.
…the great Russian bass Chaliapin.
A bass is an edible fish that is found in rivers and the sea. There are several types of bass.
They unloaded their catch of cod and bass.
The base of something is its lowest edge or part.
…the switch on the lamp base.
I had back pain at the base of my spine.
There are many other meanings of base as a noun and a verb – look at the dictionary entry to find out more!
Find out more in our English Usage article.
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