What does bottom mean?

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ˈbɒt əmbot·tom

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bottom, underside, undersurface(noun)

    the lower side of anything

  2. bottom(noun)

    the lowest part of anything

    "they started at the bottom of the hill"

  3. 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(noun)

    the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on

    "he deserves a good kick in the butt"; "are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?"

  4. bottom, bottom of the inning(noun)

    the second half of an inning; while the home team is at bat

  5. bed, bottom(noun)

    a depression forming the ground under a body of water

    "he searched for treasure on the ocean bed"

  6. bottomland, bottom(noun)

    low-lying alluvial land near a river

  7. bottom, freighter, merchantman, merchant ship(adj)

    a cargo ship

    "they did much of their overseas trade in foreign bottoms"

  8. bottom(a)(adj)

    situated at the bottom or lowest position

    "the bottom drawer"

  9. bottom(verb)

    the lowest rank

    "bottom member of the class"

  10. bottom(verb)

    provide with a bottom or a seat

    "bottom the chairs"

  11. bottom(verb)

    strike the ground, as with a ship's bottom

  12. penetrate, fathom, bottom(verb)

    come to understand


  1. bottom(Noun)

    The lowest part from the uppermost part, in either of these senses:

  2. bottom(Noun)

    Character, reliability, staying power, dignity, integrity or sound judgment.

    lack bottom

  3. bottom(Noun)

    a valley, often used in place names.

    Where shall we go for a walk? How about Ashcombe Bottom?

  4. bottom(Noun)

    The buttocks or anus.

  5. bottom(Noun)

    a cargo vessel, a ship.

  6. bottom(Noun)

    certain parts of a vessel, particularly the cargo hold or the portion of the ship that is always underwater.

  7. bottom(Noun)

    The second half of an inning, the home team's turn to bat.

  8. bottom(Noun)

    A submissive in a BDSM relationship or roleplay.

  9. bottom(Noun)

    A gay man who likes to take a passive sexual role rather than an active role (e.g. to be penetrated in anal sex rather than to penetrate).

  10. bottom(Verb)

    To fall to the lowest point.

  11. bottom(Verb)

    To establish firmly; to found or justify on or upon something; to set on a firm footing; to set or rest on or upon something which provides support or authority.

  12. bottom(Verb)

    To be the submissive in a BDSM relationship or roleplay.

  13. bottom(Verb)

    To be anally penetrated in gay sex

  14. bottom(Noun)

    A bottom quark.

  15. bottom(Noun)

    The lowest part of a container.

  16. bottom(Adjective)

    The lowest or last place or position.

    Those files should go on the bottom shelf.

  17. Origin: botm, bodan, from buthm- (compare bodem, boden, Boden), from bʰudʰ- (compare बुध्न, , fundus, bond, Albanian bythë. Meaning "posterior of a man" is from 1794; the verb "to reach the bottom of" is from 1808. Bottom dollar "the last dollar one has" is from 1882.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bottom(noun)

    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

  2. Bottom(noun)

    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

  3. Bottom(noun)

    that upon which anything rests or is founded, in a literal or a figurative sense; foundation; groundwork

  4. Bottom(noun)

    the bed of a body of water, as of a river, lake, sea

  5. Bottom(noun)

    the fundament; the buttocks

  6. Bottom(noun)

    an abyss

  7. Bottom(noun)

    low land formed by alluvial deposits along a river; low-lying ground; a dale; a valley

  8. Bottom(noun)

    the part of a ship which is ordinarily under water; hence, the vessel itself; a ship

  9. Bottom(noun)

    power of endurance; as, a horse of a good bottom

  10. Bottom(noun)

    dregs or grounds; lees; sediment

  11. Bottom(adj)

    of or pertaining to the bottom; fundamental; lowest; under; as, bottom rock; the bottom board of a wagon box; bottom prices

  12. Bottom(verb)

    to found or build upon; to fix upon as a support; -- followed by on or upon

  13. Bottom(verb)

    to furnish with a bottom; as, to bottom a chair

  14. Bottom(verb)

    to reach or get to the bottom of

  15. Bottom(verb)

    to rest, as upon an ultimate support; to be based or grounded; -- usually with on or upon

  16. Bottom(verb)

    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

  17. Bottom(noun)

    a ball or skein of thread; a cocoon

  18. Bottom(verb)

    to wind round something, as in making a ball of thread


  1. Bottom

    Bottom is a British sitcom television series that originally aired on BBC2 between 1991 and 1995. It was written by and starring comic duo Adrian Edmondson and Rik Mayall as Richie and Eddie, two flatmates who live on the dole in Hammersmith, London. The program ran for three series, and was followed by five stage show tours across the United Kingdom between 1993 and 2003, and a feature film Guest House Paradiso. The show is noted for its chaotic, nihilistic humour and violent comedy slapstick. In 2008, Bottom came in at number 45 in a poll to determine "Britain's Best Sitcom" by the BBC. The show continues to be shown in the UK on Gold and Dave, and has been dubbed in other languages. In Spain the show is known as La pareja basura which aired on Canal+. The theme music was provided by The Bum Notes, a band that once featured Edmondson, and is a cover of "Last Night" by The Mar-Keys. Plans were made in 2012 for a BBC spin-off series, Hooligan's Island, featuring the Richie and Eddie characters from Bottom. However, that project was cancelled that October prior to production as Edmondson explained that he wished to pursue other interests.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bottom

    bot′um, n. the lowest part of anything: that on which anything rests or is founded: the sitting part of the human body: the foot of a page, &c.: low land, as in a valley: the keel of a ship, hence the vessel itself: the fundamental character of anything, as physical stamina, financial resources, &c.: the portion of a wig hanging down over the shoulder, as in 'full-bottom'—full-bottomed wig: (Shak.) a ball of thread.—v.t. to found or rest upon: (Shak.) to wind round or upon.—adj. Bott′omed.—ns. Bott′om-glade, a glade or open space in a bottom or valley; Bott′om-grass (Shak.) grass growing on bottom lands.—adj. Bott′omless.—n. Bott′omry, a contract by which money is borrowed on the security of a ship or bottom.—Bottomless pit—hell.—At bottom, in reality.—From the bottom of the heart, from the very heart.—To be at the bottom of, to be the real origin of; To stand on one's own bottom, to be independent of; To touch bottom, to reach the lowest point. [A.S. botm; Ger. boden; conn. with L. fundus, bottom, Gael. bonn, the sole.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Bottom

    a weaver in the interlude in "Midsummer-Night's Dream," whom, with his ass's head, Titania falls in love with under the influence of a love-potion.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. bottom

    A name for rich low land formed by alluvial deposits: but in a general sense it denotes the lowest part of a thing, in contradistinction to the top or uppermost part. In navigation, it is used to denote as well the channel of rivers and harbours as the body or hull of a ship. Thus, in the former sense we say "a gravelly bottom, clayey bottom," &c., and in the latter sense "a British bottom, a Dutch bottom," &c. By statute, certain commodities imported in foreign bottoms pay a duty called "petty customs," over and above what they are liable to if imported in British bottoms. Bottom of a ship or boat is that part which is below the wales.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'bottom' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2206

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'bottom' in Written Corpus Frequency: #705

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'bottom' in Nouns Frequency: #769

  4. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'bottom' in Adjectives Frequency: #657

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bottom in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bottom in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of bottom in a Sentence

  1. Sara Blackwell:

    It’s a race to the bottom.

  2. Mark Warner:

    We will get to the bottom of this.

  3. Patricia Cosgrove:

    The bottom line is you don't get it.

  4. Carolyn Maloney:

    We need to get to the bottom of this.

  5. Fawad Razaqzada:

    I don't think we've found a bottom yet.

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