bottom [bät′əm]
[ME botme < OE botm, bodan, ground, soil < IE * bhudh-men < base * bhudh- > L fundus, ground, Gr pythmen, bottom, Ger boden]
1. the lowest part
a) the lowest or last place or position [the bottom of the class]
b) Baseball the second half ( of an inning)
3. the part on which something rests; base
4. the underside or whichever end is underneath [the bottom of a crate]
5. the seat of a chair
6. the part farthest in; inner end, as of a bay or lane
7. the bed or ground beneath a body of water
8. [usually pl.] BOTTOMLAND
a) the part of a ship's hull normally below water
b) a ship; esp., a cargo ship
10. [usually pl.] the lower unit of a two-piece garment, as pajama trousers
11. fundamental or basic meaning or cause; source
12. endurance; stamina
13. Informal the buttocks
of, at, or on the bottom; lowest, last, undermost, basic, etc.
1. to provide with a bottom
2. to place (something) on or upon a foundation; base
1. to reach or rest upon the bottom
2. to be based or established
at bottom
fundamentally; actually
be at the bottom of
to be the underlying cause of; be the real reason for
☆ bet one's bottom dollar
Slang to bet one's last dollar; bet everything one has
☆ bottom out
to level off at a low point, as prices
bottoms up!
Informal drink deep!: a toast

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