Definition of base form noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


base form

BrE BrE//ˈbeɪs fɔːm//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbeɪs fɔːrm//
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the basic form of a word to which endings can usually be added, for example wall is the base form of walls and walled. The base form is the form in which words in the dictionary are usually shown.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: base form