first base

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n first base the initial stage in accomplishing something "we didn't get to first base with that approach"
    • n first base the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed at first of the bases in the infield (counting counterclockwise from home plate)
    • n first base the base that must be touched first by a base runner in baseball
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Quotations

  • American Proverb
    American Proverb
    “You can't steal second base with your foot on first.”
  • Frederick Wilcox
    Frederick Wilcox
    “Progress always involves risk; you can't steal second base and keep your foot on first.”

Usage

In literature:

The first step was to get back to the base in South San Francisco without being seen.
"The Love of Frank Nineteen" by David Carpenter Knight
The first of these stripes is about forty feet high, and rests on a base of Travertine freestone.
"Museum of Antiquity" by L. W. Yaggy
The first practical work based on these findings was done in Havana.
"Insects and Diseases" by Rennie W. Doane
The military Estimate of the Situation, based on the natural mental processes (pages 19-20 and 43), is introduced in the first step.
"Sound Military Decision" by U.s. Naval War College
Taking what seems to be the natural order, I shall begin with the base of the formation first.
"The Cruise of the Betsey" by Hugh Miller
Fasten this to the base first.
"How Two Boys Made Their Own Electrical Apparatus" by Thomas M. (Thomas Matthew) St. John
The first principles on which modern civilization is based, are taxed as the origin of all the evils that afflict society.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 56, Number 349, November, 1844" by Various
Julius Bradshaw's first receptions at the Ladbroke Grove House had been based mainly on his Stradivarius.
"Somehow Good" by William de Morgan
The base of the second metatarsal and the first cuneiform are sometimes fractured.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles
First and Second A.D. 1625-A.D. 1685, based upon manuscripts and documents of the period.
"Patrician and Plebeian" by Thomas J. Wertenbaker
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In poetry:

He first of all condemn'd him to be stripp'd,
And after that to be severely whipp'd,
He then was sentenc'd to be crucify'd,
Like a base slave or felon, 'till he di'd.
"The Life And Death Of Christ" by Rees Prichard
Thou didst spare one, left him enthroned fast,
The blind old man of Scio, hoary Homer,
So that of all the harpers first and last,
To call him king, is not a base misnomer.
"To My Copy Of Shakspeare Which Had Been Lost" by James Avis Bartley
Halt! where thou standest Rome was born!
These stones by Romulus were placed,
When, on that far-off April morn,
Two snow-white bulls the furrow traced
For Rome's first wall, which, firmly based,
Two thousand years have not effaced.
"On The Palentine" by John Lawson Stoddard
In the beginning was the word, the word
That from the solid bases of the light
Abstracted all the letters of the void;
And from the cloudy bases of the breath
The word flowed up, translating to the heart
First characters of birth and death.
"In The Beginning" by Dylan Thomas

In news:

The Rangers have been in contact with the agent for free agent first base man Adam LaRoche, reports FoxSports.com's Jon Paul Morosi.
He made up for that with stellar defense at first base once he was permanently moved there in mid-May.
"Mark solidified first base for us," Showalter said.
Foot injury won't keep Orioles first base man Mark Reynolds out of wild-card game.
Orioles first base man .
Former Cubs first base man Derrek Lee sells Gold Coast condo.
Yankees first base man Steve Pearce applies the tag as Mark Reynolds is picked off by Yankees pitcher David Phelps during the fourth inning Saturday afternoon.
The Yankees have acquired outfielder/ first base man Steve Pearce, 29, from the Houston Astros for cash considerations.
Braves sign veteran first base man .
WASHINGTON — The Atlanta Braves signed veteran first base man Lyle Overbay to a minor league contract.
First base man calls team's 5-error afternoon 'a spiral effect'.
Colorado Rockies first base man Todd Helton sits out against Cardinals.
Daniel Murphy will replace Davis at first base .
He said that during an inter-squad game early in the season the Darton coaching staff put him on first base .
Teixeira, who finished 1-for-3 last night, will be replaced at first base by infielder Eric Chavez.
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In science:

First we discuss properties of so-called fundamental systems of connected hyphs, i.e., certain free generating systems for the group of based paths spanned by that hyph.
On the Gribov Problem for Generalized Connections
First, based on the absence of a vertical structure of stars blueward of the RC (Girardi & Salaris 2001), we claim that the age of the RC stars is likely to be older than ∼1 Gyr.
Determination of the Distance to M33 Based on the Tip of the Red Giant Branch and the Red Clump
The radio identification from FIRST is based on positional matching within a radius of 1.′′ 5 of the SDSS position (Ivezi´c et al. 2002).
Star formation rate indicators in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey
First estimates, based on a simple VSG model and on a detailed radiative transfer model, do agree with those interpretations, both qualitatively and quantitatively.
Hot Very Small dust Grains in NGC 1068 seen in jet induced structures thanks to VLT/NACO adaptive optics
First of all notice that changing the trivialization of Vn V multiplies the image of F.T. by a non-zero function on the base manifold.
Mirror Symmetry and Generalized Complex Manifolds
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