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Definitions of bottom

  1. a depression forming the ground under a body of water; " he searched for treasure on the ocean bed"
  2. provide with a bottom or a seat, as of chairs
  3. a cargo ship; " they did much of their overseas trade in foreign bottoms"
  4. the lower side of anything
  5. the lowest part of anything; " they started at the bottom of the hill"
  6. low- lying alluvial land near a river
  7. the second half of an inning; while the home team is at bat
  8. at the bottom; lowest or last; " the bottom price"
  9. strike the ground, as with a ship's bottom
  10. situated at the bottom or lowest position; " the bottom drawer"
  11. come to understand
  12. provide with a bottom or a seat; " bottom the chairs"
  13. The lowest part of anything; the foot; as, the bottom of a tree or well; the bottom of a hill, a lane, or a page.
  14. The part of anything which is beneath the contents and supports them, as the part of a chair on which a person sits, the circular base or lower head of a cask or tub, or the plank floor of a ship's hold; the under surface.
  15. That upon which anything rests or is founded, in a literal or a figurative sense; foundation; groundwork.
  16. The bed of a body of water, as of a river, lake, sea.
  17. The fundament; the buttocks.
  18. An abyss.
  19. Low land formed by alluvial deposits along a river; low- lying ground; a dale; a valley.
  20. Power of endurance; as, a horse of a good bottom.
  21. Dregs or grounds; lees; sediment.
  22. Of or pertaining to the bottom; fundamental; lowest; under; as, bottom rock; the bottom board of a wagon box; bottom prices.
  23. To furnish with a bottom; as, to bottom a chair.
  24. To reach or get to the bottom of.
  25. To reach or impinge against the bottom, so as to impede free action, as when the point of a cog strikes the bottom of a space between two other cogs, or a piston the end of a cylinder.
  26. A ball or skein of thread; a cocoon.
  27. To wind round something, as in making a ball of thread.
  28. To found or build upon; to fix upon as a support; - followed by on or upon.
  29. To rest, as upon an ultimate support; to be based or grounded; - usually with on or upon.
  30. The deepest part of anything; the base; foundation; root; the ground under any body of water; the seat of a chair; low land; power to endure; the part of a vessel below the waterling; hence, a ship.
  31. Lowest; undermost.
  32. To found or build upon; furnish with a foundation.
  33. Bottomless.
  34. The lowest part of anything: that on which anything rests or is founded: low land, as in a valley: the keel of a ship, hence the vessel itself.
  35. To found or rest upon.
  36. The lowest part of anything; a valley.
  37. To furnish with a bottom or foundation.
  38. To base or found ( upon); fathom; rest; touch bottom.
  39. Lowest; fundamental; basal.
  40. The lowest part of anything; base; support; root; dregs.
  41. The ground beneath or low land near a body of water.
  42. The part of a vessel below the water- line; hence, a vessel.
  43. Endurance; stamina; grit.
  44. At the very bottom; in a low situation. Bottom heat, the temperature communicated to certain soils, by fermenting and decomposing substances placed underneath them. On one's own bottom, independently of others.
  45. The lowest, deepest, or remotest part of anything; the ground under any body of water; the foundation or base; the part on which a thing rests or sits; a dale; a valley; the extremity of the trunk of animals; a ship; the dregs of liquor; cause; stamina; strength.
  46. To found or build upon; to furnish with a bottom; to fathom.
  47. To rest upon.
  48. The lowest part of anything; the foundation or base; that on which anything rests; the deepest part of a subject; the lowest part of a declivity; the end; natural strength; a ship.
  49. To found or build upon; to rest upon as a support.
  50. A ball of thread wound up; a cocoon.
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Usage examples for bottom

  1. " You know, at bottom you are a child. – The Salamander by Owen Johnson
  2. The top and the free side of the bottom bowed in. – Into the Primitive by Robert Ames Bennet
  3. Let us be thankful that we didn't go to the bottom along with her. – Sunk at Sea by R.M. Ballantyne
  4. There are five down in the bottom of the boat, sir, and six or seven of us have been hit more or less. – Jack Archer by G. A. Henty
  5. Pete realized that to make a fresh start in life he would have to begin at the bottom. – The Ridin' Kid from Powder River by Henry Herbert Knibbs
  6. I live between my corner at the top of the house, and Mrs. Purcell's corner at the bottom. – A Letter of Credit by Susan Warner
  7. At the bottom of the wide street appeared dancing figures. – Witch-Doctors by Charles Beadle
  8. At the bottom of your mind you mean to give that hundred. – The Matador of the Five Towns and Other Stories by Arnold Bennett
  9. I suppose there was a woman at the bottom of it? – Fantômas by Pierre Souvestre Marcel Allain
  10. Then every one said: 'But now we have touched bottom. – London to Ladysmith via Pretoria by Winston Spencer Churchill
  11. At the bottom of the valley cross the Grenouiller, and join the road to Agay. – The South of France--East Half by Charles Bertram Black
  12. Jill came in and sat on the bottom of the bed. – Jill's Red Bag by Amy Le Feuvre
  13. From the bottom of my heart I pity that man to- night! – Afterwards by Kathlyn Rhodes
  14. There was a high gate near the bottom of the path, but that was sure to be open. – The Three Lieutenants by W.H.G. Kingston
  15. She has gone to the bottom, of course, where I told you she would go. – Haste and Waste by Oliver Optic
  16. His eyes were fixed at the bottom of the cup at the moment, but presently he lifted them, and, with a sharp cry, he let the cup fall to the ground and sprang to his feet. – Only One Love, or Who Was the Heir by Charles Garvice
  17. What is at the bottom of all this? – Studies in Forensic Psychiatry by Bernard Glueck
  18. I must get at the bottom of the secret of my spring. – Six Little Bunkers at Uncle Fred's by Laura Lee Hope
  19. You heard me calling down at the bottom. – In the Wilderness by Robert Hichens
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