Definition of home base in English:

home base


  • 1A place from which operations or activities are carried out; headquarters.

    • ‘But these crews never see their families, and there is no home base.’
    • ‘Our forces will have to travel to the crisis, operate and be sustained at considerable distances from their home bases.’
    • ‘Another characteristic of space missions is that robots have to operate far away from their home base.’
    • ‘We're stopping the militants from gaining control of any nation, which they would use as a home base and a launching pad for terror.’
    • ‘The level of communications afforded is the same as if the task force was operating from its home base.’
    • ‘Both squadrons are disbanding on Friday at their home base of Valkenburg, the Netherlands, and their final overseas visit was to Wales.’
    • ‘One of the problems is the fact the enemy has no home base, so conventional approaches are limited.’
    • ‘Although insurgent groups usually operate near their home bases, they sometimes conduct raids.’
    • ‘Ten to 20,000 U.S. troops could be at their home bases in the U.S., Europe and the Pacific on a stand-by status, ready to go if needed.’
    • ‘The Royal Navy's newest ship, amphibious assault ship HMS Bulwark, has been commissioned into the Fleet at a ceremony in her home base of Devonport.’
    • ‘The submarine was expected to operate from its home base at the Kola Peninsula for 5-7 more years.’
    • ‘The ship returned to her home base of Portsmouth earlier this year after undergoing a £64 million refit at Rosyth in Scotland.’
    • ‘Aircrew and ground crew each gained valuable experience by operating away from home base.’
    • ‘New York was the home base of choice for the super-rich, with 31 of them living there.’
    • ‘We have four urban search and rescue teams in the state and we have two more urban search and rescue teams on alert in their home base.’
    • ‘This high-powered fund-raiser is conducting her inaugural business from home base.’
    • ‘But Sergeant Shelton had a very different kind of challenge to face when he returned to his home base.’
    • ‘Chicago has been home base for most of my professional life.’
    • ‘From the starting point to home base, teams were required to carry with them whatever equipment they chose to take.’
    • ‘Many of its facilities, including its satellite systems, temporary shelters and other infrastructure, are not suited to being dismantled and carried back to their home bases.’
    1. 1.1 The objective toward which players progress in certain games.
      • ‘The best was landing on someone and sending them back home right when they had their fourth guy in front of home base.’
      • ‘‘But my hunch is that in this game this time first base is closer to home base than it may appear’.’
      • ‘She hit the ball and brought 2 other players in her team back to home base as well as herself.’
      • ‘There used to be lines in the middle designating a sort of home base, like in the childhood game of tag.’


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