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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. Robert Perry:

    I was asked to go into the house and to scan in the basement there below the stairwell, there was an area that was already been dug up and cemented over, if you have disturbed soil, somebody just dug it up and put soil back on the ground and don't put anything in the ground.

  2. Phyllis Kupferstein:

    A typical sex trafficking case is someone who lures underage girls on the promise of a green card and locking them up in a basement and forcing them to have sex for money.

  3. Jill Greenberg:

    We have cleaned out the sewers and the clean out drains between the facility and 696, we're also in the process of cleaning up the basement of the facility.

  4. Chuck Peruto:

    He believed the world was evil, he wanted to have a race of people with a Black mother and a White father where they would have no contact with the outside world and solely rely on his teachings. He literally would have church services when the girls were tied up in his basement.

  5. Goldman Sachs:

    The oil market is experiencing a cost re-basement which makes determining when the market is oversold extremely difficult, for the market to be oversold, it requires prices to be far below costs, (which) are falling nearly as fast as the price, which means oil producers can spend less to get the same or potentially even more in terms of production.

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    (used especially of glances) directed to one side with or as if with doubt or suspicion or envy
    • A. lank
    • B. lacerate
    • C. askant
    • D. ostensive

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