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Definition of "cellar" []

  • A room or enclosed space used for storage, usually beneath the ground or under a building. (noun)
  • A basement. (noun)
  • An underground shelter, as from storms. (noun)
  • A wine cellar. (noun)
  • Slang The last place or lowest level, especially in competitive standings: The team came from the cellar to win the pennant. (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.

Use "cellar" in a sentence
  • "££ lains they dig great cellars and grottos, and strike a hole about a foot square, ten or twelve feet into the hill, which all the summer long blows a fresh air into the cellar, so that the wine in those cellar* drinks almost as cold as if it were in ice."
  • "“I will, my lord,” answered the executioner, “on condition that, if this must be in the way of dungeon execution, which I call cellar practice, my privilege to claim nobility shall be saved and reserved to me, and the execution shall be declared to be as effectual to my claim, as it might have been if the blow had been dealt in broad daylight, with my honorable blade of office.”"
  • "The New Zealand wineries are similar to the American wineries and welcome visitors to what they call the cellar door."