bottom: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (bot'um), [key]
- the lowest or deepest part of anything, as distinguished from the top: the bottom of a hill; the bottom of a page.
- the under or lower side; underside: the bottom of a typewriter.
- the ground under any body of water: the bottom of the sea.
- Usually,Also calledlow alluvial land next to a river.
- the part of a hull between the bilges, including the keel.
- the part of a hull that is immersed at all times.
- the cargo space in a vessel.
- a cargo vessel.
- the seat of a chair.
- the buttocks; rump.
- the fundamental part; basic aspect.
- the trousers of a pair of pajamas.
- the working part of a plow, comprising the plowshare, landside, and moldboard.
- the cause; origin; basis: Try getting to the bottom of the problem.
- the second half of an inning.
- the last three players in the batting order.
- lowest limit, esp. of dignity, status, or rank: When people sink that low, they're bound to reach the bottom soon.
- Usually,the heaviest, least volatile fraction of petroleum, left behind in distillation after more volatile fractions are driven off.
- in reality; fundamentally: They knew at bottom that they were only deceiving themselves.
- (used interjectionally to urge the downing of one's drink).
- to furnish with a bottom.
- to base or found (usually fol. by on or upon).
- to discover the full meaning of (something); fathom.
- to bring (a submarine) to rest on the ocean floor: They had to bottom the sub until the enemy cruisers had passed by.
- to be based; rest.
- to strike against the bottom or end; reach the bottom.
- (of an automotive vehicle) to sink vertically, as when bouncing after passing over a bump, so that the suspension reaches the lower limit of its motion: The car bottomed too easily on the bumpy road.
- to reach the lowest state or level: The declining securities market finally bottomed out and began to rise.
- of or pertaining to the bottom or a bottom.
- located on or at the bottom: I want the bottom book in the stack.
- lowest: bottom prices.
- living near or on the bottom: A flounder is a bottom fish.
- fundamental: the bottom cause.
- You can bet your bottom dollar that something will prevent us from leaving on time.
- to wager the last of one's money or resources.
- to be positive or assured:You can bet your bottom dollar that something will prevent us from leaving on time.
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