1. the lower side of anything;
[syn: bottom, underside, undersurface]
2. the lowest part of anything;
- Example: "they started at the bottom of the hill"
3. the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on;
- Example: "he deserves a good kick in the butt"
- Example: "are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?"
[syn: buttocks, nates, arse, butt, backside, bum, buns, can, fundament, hindquarters, hind end, keister, posterior, prat, rear, rear end, rump, stern, seat, tail, tail end, tooshie, tush, bottom, behind, derriere, fanny, ass]
4. the second half of an inning; while the home team is at bat;
[syn: bottom, bottom of the inning]
5. a depression forming the ground under a body of water;
- Example: "he searched for treasure on the ocean bed"
[syn: bed, bottom]
6. low-lying alluvial land near a river;
[syn: bottomland, bottom]
7. a cargo ship;
- Example: "they did much of their overseas trade in foreign bottoms"
[syn: bottom, freighter, merchantman, merchant ship]
1. provide with a bottom or a seat;
- Example: "bottom the chairs"
2. strike the ground, as with a ship's bottom;
3. come to understand;
[syn: penetrate, fathom, bottom]
1. situated at the bottom or lowest position;
- Example: "the bottom drawer"
2. the lowest rank;
- Example: "bottom member of the class"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Bottom \Bot"tom\ (b[o^]t"t[u^]m), n. [OE. botum, botme, AS. botm; akin to OS. bodom, D. bodem, OHG. podam, G. boden, Icel. botn, Sw. botten, Dan. bund (for budn), L. fundus (for fudnus), Gr. pyqmh`n (for fyqmh`n), Skr. budhna (for bhudhna), and Ir. bonn sole of the foot, W. bon stem, base. [root]257. Cf. 4th Found, Fund, n.] 1. The lowest part of anything; the foot; as, the bottom of a tree or well; the bottom of a hill, a lane, or a page. [1913 Webster] Or dive into the bottom of the deep. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. The part of anything which is beneath the contents and supports them, as the part of a chair on which a person sits, the circular base or lower head of a cask or tub, or the plank floor of a ship's hold; the under surface. [1913 Webster] Barrels with the bottom knocked out. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] No two chairs were alike; such high backs and low backs and leather bottoms and worsted bottoms. --W. Irving. [1913 Webster] 3. That upon which anything rests or is founded, in a literal or a figurative sense; foundation; groundwork. [1913 Webster] 4. The bed of a body of water, as of a river, lake, sea. [1913 Webster] 5. The fundament; the buttocks. [1913 Webster] 6. An abyss. [Obs.] --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 7. Low land formed by alluvial deposits along a river; low-lying ground; a dale; a valley. "The bottoms and the high grounds." --Stoddard. [1913 Webster] 8. (Naut.) The part of a ship which is ordinarily under water; hence, the vessel itself; a ship. [1913 Webster] My ventures are not in one bottom trusted. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Not to sell the teas, but to return them to London in the same bottoms in which they were shipped. --Bancroft. [1913 Webster] Full bottom, a hull of such shape as permits carrying a large amount of merchandise. [1913 Webster] 9. Power of endurance; as, a horse of a good bottom. [1913 Webster] 10. Dregs or grounds; lees; sediment. --Johnson. [1913 Webster] At bottom, At the bottom, at the foundation or basis; in reality. "He was at the bottom a good man." --J. F. Cooper. To be at the bottom of, to be the cause or originator of; to be the source of. [Usually in an opprobrious sense.] --J. H. Newman. [1913 Webster] He was at the bottom of many excellent counsels. --Addison. [1913 Webster] To go to the bottom, to sink; esp. to be wrecked. To touch bottom, to reach the lowest point; to find something on which to rest. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Bottom \Bot"tom\, n. [OE. botme, perh. corrupt. for button. See Button.] A ball or skein of thread; a cocoon. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Silkworms finish their bottoms in . . . fifteen days. --Mortimer. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Bottom \Bot"tom\, a. Of or pertaining to the bottom; fundamental; lowest; under; as, bottom rock; the bottom board of a wagon box; bottom prices. [1913 Webster] Bottom glade, a low glade or open place; a valley; a dale. --Milton. [1913 Webster] Bottom grass, grass growing on bottom lands. Bottom land. See 1st Bottom, n., 7. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Bottom \Bot"tom\, v. t. To wind round something, as in making a ball of thread. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] As you unwind her love from him, Lest it should ravel and be good to none, You must provide to bottom it on me. --Shak. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Bottom \Bot"tom\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bottomed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Bottoming.] [1913 Webster] 1. To found or build upon; to fix upon as a support; -- followed by on or upon. [1913 Webster] Action is supposed to be bottomed upon principle. --Atterbury. [1913 Webster] Those false and deceiving grounds upon which many bottom their eternal state]. --South. [1913 Webster] 2. To furnish with a bottom; as, to bottom a chair. [1913 Webster] 3. To reach or get to the bottom of. --Smiles. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Bottom \Bot"tom\, v. i. 1. To rest, as upon an ultimate support; to be based or grounded; -- usually with on or upon. [1913 Webster] Find on what foundation any proposition bottoms. --Locke. [1913 Webster] 2. To reach or impinge against the bottom, so as to impede free action, as when the point of a cog strikes the bottom of a space between two other cogs, or a piston the end of a cylinder. [1913 Webster]The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (17 December 2009):
The least defined element in a given domain. Often used to represent a non-terminating computation. (In LaTeX, bottom is written as \perp, sometimes with the domain as a subscript). (1997-01-07)Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
197 Moby Thesaurus words for "bottom": argosy, arse, ass, at bottom, backbone, backside, bark, basal, base, basement, basic, basically, basin, basis, baygall, bed, bedrock, behind, belly, best, boat, bog, bottom glade, bottomland, bottommost, bottoms, breech, bucket, buffalo wallow, bum, butt, buttocks, can, cause, channel, chutzpah, coulee, courage, craft, cut, dale, dell, depths, derriere, dingle, duff, end, essentiality, essentially, establish, everglade, fanny, fen, fenland, floor, foot, footing, found, foundation, foundational, fundament, fundamentally, gameness, gap, gill, giveaway, glade, glen, gluteus maximus, grit, ground, groundwork, grove, guts, gutsiness, guttiness, half-price, heart, heart of oak, heinie, hindquarters, hog wallow, holm, hooker, hulk, hull, in reality, in truth, intervale, intestinal fortitude, keel, keister, leviathan, low, lower strata, lowermost, lowest, lowest level, lowest point, lunar rill, marais, marish, marked down, marrow, marsh, marshland, meadow, mere, mettle, mettlesomeness, mire, moor, moorland, morass, moss, moxie, mud, mud flat, nadir, nerve, nethermost, nub, ocean bottom, origin, packet, pass, peat bog, pith, pluck, pluckiness, posterior, prat, predicate, primary, quagmire, quicksand, quintessence, quintessential, radical, ravine, really, rear, rear end, reduced, rest, rock-bottom, rump, sacrificial, salt marsh, seat, ship, slashed, slob land, slough, sole, sough, soul, source, spirit, spunk, spunkiness, stamina, stay, stout heart, strath, stuff, substance, substructure, sump, swale, swamp, swampland, taiga, toughness, trench, trough, true grit, truly, tub, tuchis, tush, tushy, underbelly, underlying, underlying level, undermost, underneath, underpinning, underside, vale, valley, vessel, virtuality, wadi, wallow, wash, watercraft