(noun, verb)


1. an imaginary line or standard by which things are measured or compared

- the established a baseline for the budget

Definition categories: link, criterion, measure, standard, touchstone

2. the back line bounding each end of a tennis or handball court; when serving the server must not step over this line

Definition categories: location, line

3. the lines a baseball player must follow while running the bases

Definition categories: location, line

Sentences with baseline as a noun:

- A laser level generates a convenient baseline for interior work.

- We used used the last doctor visit to provide baselines for vital statistics.

- Several characters typically have descenders below the lower baseline.

- The ref missed the call. The ball hit the baseline.

- The baseline configuration includes unsupported components.


1. (engineering, computing) To provide a baseline for measurement.

2. (tennis) To play from the baseline.