What does the word base mean?

Usage examples for base

  1. I liked not the turn of her countenance, nor the tone of her voice- 'And thinkest thou, base wretch, ' were the words she did utter: I again raised my voice, and drowned her's. – Clarissa, Volume 5 (of 9) by Samuel Richardson
  2. And I hated that base man. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  3. I believe you'll find my name on the base of this lamp- Lilly Czepanek- Lilly Czepanek. – The Song of Songs by Hermann Sudermann