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.
Let's get to the bottom of the problem.
At the bottom of the bed.
The bottom rung of the ladder.
The bottom three teams in the league.
Jurisprudence that is bottomed on democratic principles.
The car bottomed on the gravel.
The bottom of a well; the bottom of the page.
Was positioned at the bottom of the key for a rebound.
Scraped the bottom of the car on a rock.
The bottom of a crate.
An example of bottom is the lowest drawer in a file cabinet; the bottom drawer.
- Fundamentally; actually.
- To be the underlying cause of; be the real reason for.
- To bet one's last dollar; bet everything one has.
- To level off at a low point, as prices.
- Drink deep!.
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of bottom
- Middle English botme from Old English botm
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition