Definition of "bottom" []

  • The deepest or lowest part: the bottom of a well; the bottom of the page. (noun)
  • The part closest to a reference point: was positioned at the bottom of the key for a rebound. (noun)
  • The underside: scraped the bottom of the car on a rock. (noun)
  • The supporting part; the base. (noun)
  • The far end or part: at the bottom of the bed. (noun)
  • The lowest, deepest, or farthest removed part of a thing (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The least important or successful position (noun)
  • The ground underneath a sea, lake, or river (noun)
  • The inner depths of a person's true feelings (esp in the phrase from the bottom of one's heart) (noun)
  • The underneath part of a thing (noun)
  • The parts of a vessel's hull that are under water (noun)
  • (in literary or commercial contexts) a boat or ship (noun)
  • A strike in the centre of the cue ball (noun)
  • A dry valley or hollow (noun)
  • The low land bordering a river (noun)
  • The lowest level worked in a mine (noun)
  • (esp of horses) staying power; stamina (noun)
  • Importance, seriousness, or influence (noun)
  • The buttocks (noun)
  • Lowest or last (adjective)
  • Of, relating to, or situated at the bottom or a bottom (adjective)
  • Fundamental; basic (adjective)
  • To provide (a chair, etc) with a bottom or seat (verb)
  • To discover the full facts or truth of; fathom (verb)
  • To base or be founded (on an idea, etc) (verb)
  • To strike the ground beneath the water with a vessel's bottom (verb)
  • To mine (a hole, claim, etc) deep enough to reach any gold there is (verb)
  • To reach (gold, mud, etc) on bottoming (verb)
  • To saturate a transistor so that further increase of input produces no change in output (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "bottom" in a sentence
  • "_depth-gage_, _F_, adjusted by a screw, and a _slitting cutter_ with stop, a _sliding section_, _B_, with a vertically adjustable bottom, the _auxiliary center bottom_, _C_, to be placed when needed in front of the cutter as an extra support or stop."
  • "As a snapshot of the food chain, it undoubtedly shed new light on the term bottom feeder."
  • "If you look at the webpage near the bottom is a rattle fly."