- A cellar is a basement space or a space below the main levels of a house, often used to stockpile of wine or other provisions.
- Your basement floor below the first floor of your home is an example of a cellar.
- Your collection of 200 bottles of wine is an example of a wine cellar.
- The definition of cellar is to store wine in a special room, usually below ground, that is an optimal temperature or provides optimal storage conditions.
When you put a new bottle of wine you have bought into a room where you already have 100 bottles of wine, this is an example of when you cellar the wine.
Barrels in an old wine cellar.
cellar definition by Webster's New World
- a room or group of rooms below the ground level and usually under a building, often used for storing fuel, provisions, or wines
- a stock of wines kept in such a cellar
Origin: Middle English celler ; from Old French celier ; from Classical Latin cellarium, pantry, storeroom ; from cella: see cell
cellar definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A room or enclosed space used for storage, usually beneath the ground or under a building.
- A basement.
- An underground shelter, as from storms.
- A wine cellar.
- Slang The last place or lowest level, especially in competitive standings: The team came from the cellar to win the pennant.
Origin: Middle English celer, from Old French, from Late Latin cellārium, pantry, from Latin cella, storeroom; see kel-1 in Indo-European roots.
cellar - Phrases/Idioms