Barrels in an old wine cellar.
- 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.
- 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 of cellarMiddle English celler ; from Old French celier ; from Classical Latin cellarium, pantry, storeroom ; from cella: see cell
- 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.
transitive verbcel·lared, cel·lar·ing, cel·lars
Origin of cellarMiddle English celer, from Old French, from Late Latin cell&amacron;rium, pantry, from Latin cella, storeroom; see kel-1 in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present cellars, present participle cellaring, simple past and past participle cellared)
- To store in a cellar.
- salt cellar