the lowermost portion of a structure partly or wholly below ground level; often used for storage
the ground floor facade or interior in Renaissance architecture
A floor of a building below ground level.
Last place in a sports conference standings.
the outer wall of the ground story of a building, or of a part of that story, when treated as a distinct substructure. ( See Base, n., 3 (a).) Hence: The rooms of a ground floor, collectively
A basement or cellar is one or more floors of a building that are either completely or partially below the ground floor. Basements are typically used as a utility space for a building where such items as the boiler, water heater, breaker panel or fuse box, car park, and air-conditioning system are located; so also are amenities such as the electrical distribution system, and cable television distribution point. However in cities with high property prices such as London, basements are often fitted out to a high standard and used as living space. In British English, the word "basement" is used for underground floors of, for example, department stores, but the word is only used with houses when the space below their ground floor is habitable, with windows and its own access. The word cellar or cellars is used to apply to the whole underground level or to any large underground room. A subcellar is a cellar that lies further underneath.
The numerical value of basement in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of basement in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
There is no victory at bargain basement prices.
Papers get stuffed in desk drawers, they get thrown in the basement when a precinct is remodeled, they turn up in unusual spots.
They're all obsessed with getting, especially when they're younger, if you saw my basement, you would know what I'm talking about.
Only those who attempt the absurd...will achieve the impossible. I think...I think it's in my basement...Let me go upstairs and check.
America has not always been kind to its artists and scholars. Somehow the scientists always seem to get the penthouse while the arts and humanities get the basement.
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- سرداب, بدرون, بدرومArabic
- soterraniCatalan, Valencian
- Untergeschoss, KellerGerman
- زیرزمین, سرداب, سردابهPersian
- bawah tanahIndonesian
- 지하실, 地下室, 지하Korean
- bodrûm, jêrzemînKurdish
- сутерен, подрумMacedonian
- bawah tanahMalay
- kjellarNorwegian Nynorsk
- подвал, подвальный этаж, цокольный этажRussian
- podrum, подрумSerbo-Croatian
- bodrum, qilarAlbanian
- tầng hầmVietnamese
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