Bottom definition

bŏtəm
(baseball) The second or last half of an inning.
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(slang) One who is penetrated by another person or is the submissive partner in a sexual encounter or relationship.
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(informal) The buttocks.
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The solid surface under a body of water.
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The supporting part; the base.
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Low-lying alluvial land adjacent to a river.
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The seat of a chair.
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Situated at the bottom.

The bottom rung of the ladder.

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Of the lowest degree, quality, rank, or amount.

The bottom three teams in the league.

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To provide with a foundation; base.

Jurisprudence that is bottomed on democratic principles.

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To have or strike the underside against something.

The car bottomed on the gravel.

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The lowest part.
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The trousers or short pants of pajamas.
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The far end or part.

At the bottom of the bed.

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To provide with an underside.
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The deepest or lowest part.

The bottom of a well; the bottom of the page.

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The part closest to a reference point.

Was positioned at the bottom of the key for a rebound.

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The underside.

Scraped the bottom of the car on a rock.

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The basic underlying quality; the source.

Let's get to the bottom of the problem.

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The lowest or least favorable position.

Started at the bottom of the corporate hierarchy.

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The part on which something rests; base.
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The underside or whichever end is underneath.

The bottom of a crate.

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The seat of a chair.
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(informal) The buttocks.
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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.

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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.

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Staying power; stamina. Used of a horse.
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The last place, as on a list.
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(nautical) The part of a ship's hull below the water line.
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A ship; a boat.
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The part farthest in; inner end, as of a bay or lane.
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The bed or ground beneath a body of water.
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The lower unit of a two-piece garment, as pajama trousers.
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Fundamental or basic meaning or cause; source.
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Endurance; stamina.
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The lowest or last place or position.

The bottom of the class.

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(baseball) The second half (of an inning)
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The part of a ship's hull normally below water.
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A ship; esp., a cargo ship.
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Of, at, or on the bottom; lowest, last, undermost, basic, etc.
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To provide with a bottom.
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To place (something) on or upon a foundation; base.
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To reach or rest upon the bottom.
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To be based or established.
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at bottom
  • Basically.
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at bottom
  • fundamentally; actually
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be at the bottom of
  • to be the underlying cause of; be the real reason for
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bet one's bottom dollar
  • to bet one's last dollar; bet everything one has
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bottom out
  • to level off at a low point, as prices
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bottoms up!
  • drink deep!
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
bottom
Plural:
bottoms

Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of bottom

  • Middle English botme from Old English botm

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition