database etymology

English word database comes from English base, English data

Detailed word origin of database

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
base English (eng) (archaic) Of low social standing or rank; vulgar, common.. (legal) Not held by honourable service.. (now, rare) Inferior; unworthy, of poor quality.. (obsolete) Low in height; short.. (obsolete) Of illegitimate birth; bastard.. (obsolete) Of low value or degree.. Alloyed with inferior metal; debased.. Designating those metals which are not classed as precious or noble.. Low in place or [...]
data English (eng) (computing) A representation of facts or ideas in a formalized manner capable of being communicated or manipulated by some process.. (uncountable, collectively) Information, especially in a scientific or computational context, or with the implication that it is organized.. (uncountable, collectively) Recorded observations that are usually presented in a structured format.
database English (eng) To enter data into a database (computing) A collection of (usually) organized information in a regular structure, usually but not necessarily in a machine-readable format accessible by a computer.. (computing) A combination of (1) and (2).. (computing) A set of tables in a database(1).. (computing) A software program for storing, retrieving and manipulating a database(1).

Words with the same origin as database

Descendants of base
basic basically