- The definition of bottom is the lowest, last or underside of something.
An example of bottom is the lowest drawer in a file cabinet; the bottom drawer.
- The bottom is defined as the underside or lowest position.
- An example of bottom is the last person on a waiting list.
- An example of bottom is the underside of an office chair.
- An example of bottom is an entry level position at a company.
Eggs are at the bottom of this list.
bottom definition by Webster's New World
- the lowest part
- the lowest or last place or position: the bottom of the class
- Baseball the second half (of an inning)
- the part on which something rests; base
- the underside or whichever end is underneath: the bottom of a crate
- the seat of a chair
- the part farthest in; inner end, as of a bay or lane
- the bed or ground beneath a body of water
- ☆ bottomland
- the part of a ship's hull normally below water
- a ship; esp., a cargo ship
- the lower unit of a two-piece garment, as pajama trousers
- fundamental or basic meaning or cause; source
- endurance; stamina
- Informal the buttocks
Origin: Middle English botme ; from Old English botm, bodan, ground, soil ; from Indo-European an unverified form bhudh-men ; from base an unverified form bhudh- from source Classical Latin fundus, ground, Classical Greek pythmen, bottom, German boden
- to provide with a bottom
- to place (something) on or upon a foundation; base
- to reach or rest upon the bottom
- to be based or established
bottom definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- The deepest or lowest part: the bottom of a well; the bottom of the page.
- The part closest to a reference point: was positioned at the bottom of the key for a rebound.
- The underside: scraped the bottom of the car on a rock.
- The supporting part; the base.
- The far end or part: at the bottom of the bed.
- a. The last place, as on a list.b. The lowest or least favorable position: started at the bottom of the corporate hierarchy.
- The basic underlying quality; the source: Let's get to the bottom of the problem.
- The solid surface under a body of water.
- Low-lying alluvial land adjacent to a river. Often used in the plural. Also called bottomland.
- a. Nautical The part of a ship's hull below the water line.b. A ship; a boat: “English merchants did much of their overseas trade in foreign bottoms” (G.M. Trevelyan).
- The trousers or short pants of pajamas. Often used in the plural.
- Informal The buttocks.
- The seat of a chair.
- Baseball The second or last half of an inning.
- Staying power; stamina. Used of a horse.
- To provide with an underside.
- To provide with a foundation.
- To get to the bottom of; fathom.
- To be or become based or grounded.
- To rest on or touch the bottom.
Origin: Middle English botme, from Old English botm.
- botˈtom·er noun
bottom - Business Definition
- The lowest price to which the economy, a stock, a market index, or another asset will sink. Compare top.
- The low point of an economic cycle.
bottom - Investment & Finance Definition
bottom - Phrases/Idioms
be at the bottom of
bet one's bottom dollarâ