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ˈbeɪs məntbase·ment

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. basement, cellarnoun

    the lowermost portion of a structure partly or wholly below ground level; often used for storage

  2. basementnoun

    the ground floor facade or interior in Renaissance architecture

Wiktionary

  1. basementnoun

    A floor of a building below ground level.

  2. basementnoun

    Last place in a sports conference standings.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Basementadjective

    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

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  1. Basement

    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.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of basement in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of basement in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of basement in a Sentence

  1. Leonid Vasilenko:

    The walls were shaking, the window frames were shaking, paint started to crumble off the house, i hid in the basement. What else can you do? I took the dog and the cat. In the basement you could hear the earth tremble.

  2. Karen Sparapani:

    It's not outside the realm of possibility that someone could try to raise a lion in their basement and then get overwhelmed with the care.

  3. Lyndon B. Johnson:

    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.

  4. Malissa Allen:

    It's not the cleanest, it's a very old jail. A lot of people complain about the smell. It has the old basement smell.

  5. Brian Buck:

    The damn Democrats don't realize that he is just The President. Michael Bitzer is not Michael Bitzer, what was Michael Bitzer supposed to do ? Go into the basement and go hocus pocus and make a damn treatment for it ? No. So they blame Michael Bitzer for it, but Michael Bitzer had no more control over it getting here than I did.

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