Definitions English

  • The deepest or lowest part: the bottom of a well; the bottom of the page.
  • The part closest to a reference point: was positioned at the bottom of the key for a rebound.
  • The underside: scraped the bottom of the car on a rock.
  • The supporting part; the base.
  • The far end or part: at the bottom of the bed.
  • The last place, as on a list.
  • The lowest or least favorable position: started at the bottom of the corporate hierarchy.
  • The basic underlying quality; the source: Let's get to the bottom of the problem.
  • The solid surface under a body of water.
  • Low-lying alluvial land adjacent to a river. Often used in the plural. Also called bottomland.
  • Nautical The part of a ship's hull below the water line.
  • A ship; a boat: "English merchants did much of their overseas trade in foreign bottoms” ( G.M. Trevelyan).
  • The trousers or short pants of pajamas. Often used in the plural.
  • Informal The buttocks.
  • The seat of a chair.
  • Baseball The second or last half of an inning.
  • Staying power; stamina. Used of a horse.
  • To provide with an underside.
  • To provide with a foundation.
  • To get to the bottom of; fathom.
  • To be or become based or grounded.
  • To rest on or touch the bottom.
  • bottom out To descend to the lowest point possible, after which only a rise may occur: Sales of personal computers have bottomed out.
  • at bottom Basically.