What does bottom mean?

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ˈbɒt əmbot·tom

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bottom, underside, undersurfacenoun

    the lower side of anything

  2. bottomnoun

    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, assnoun

    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 inningnoun

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

  5. bed, bottomnoun

    a depression forming the ground under a body of water

    "he searched for treasure on the ocean bed"

  6. bottomland, bottomnoun

    low-lying alluvial land near a river

  7. bottom, freighter, merchantman, merchant shipadjective

    a cargo ship

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

  8. bottom(a)adjective

    situated at the bottom or lowest position

    "the bottom drawer"

  9. bottomverb

    the lowest rank

    "bottom member of the class"

  10. bottomverb

    provide with a bottom or a seat

    "bottom the chairs"

  11. bottomverb

    strike the ground, as with a ship's bottom

  12. penetrate, fathom, bottomverb

    come to understand

Wiktionary

  1. bottomnoun

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

    Etymology: 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.

  2. bottomnoun

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

    lack bottom

    Etymology: 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.

  3. bottomnoun

    a valley, often used in place names.

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

    Etymology: 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.

  4. bottomnoun

    The buttocks or anus.

    Etymology: 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.

  5. bottomnoun

    a cargo vessel, a ship.

    Etymology: 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.

  6. bottomnoun

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

    Etymology: 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.

  7. bottomnoun

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

    Etymology: 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.

  8. bottomnoun

    A submissive in a BDSM relationship or roleplay.

    Etymology: 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.

  9. bottomnoun

    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).

    Etymology: 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.

  10. bottomverb

    To fall to the lowest point.

    Etymology: 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.

  11. bottomverb

    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.

    Etymology: 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.

  12. bottomverb

    To be the submissive in a BDSM relationship or roleplay.

    Etymology: 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.

  13. bottomverb

    To be anally penetrated in gay sex

    Etymology: 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.

  14. bottomnoun

    A bottom quark.

    Etymology: 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.

  15. bottomnoun

    The lowest part of a container.

    Etymology: 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.

  16. bottomadjective

    The lowest or last place or position.

    Those files should go on the bottom shelf.

    Etymology: 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. Bottomnoun

    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. Bottomnoun

    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. Bottomnoun

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

  4. Bottomnoun

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

  5. Bottomnoun

    the fundament; the buttocks

  6. Bottomnoun

    an abyss

  7. Bottomnoun

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

  8. Bottomnoun

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

  9. Bottomnoun

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

  10. Bottomnoun

    dregs or grounds; lees; sediment

  11. Bottomadjective

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

  12. Bottomverb

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

  13. Bottomverb

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

  14. Bottomverb

    to reach or get to the bottom of

  15. Bottomverb

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

  16. Bottomverb

    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. Bottomnoun

    a ball or skein of thread; a cocoon

  18. Bottomverb

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

Freebase

  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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Numerology

  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. Gordon Ramsay:

    Best: Wolfgang Puck, guaranteed. Number 2: Jamie Oliver. And on the bottom, Bobby f---ing Flay, shall I tell you why? For the last five years, we’ve been trying to do this cook-off together in Vegas for charity — and he won’t sign the contract. Now, Bobby, sign the contract you limp d---.

  2. John Ayers:

    It turns out, though, that if you look at the Sheen effect and if you look at these other examples of organic media events ... that's not the case. These messages, they come from the bottom; they come from ordinary people. People who aren't health experts. Sheen might be a celebrity, but he's not a health expert. Angelina Jolie is not a health expert.

  3. John Delury:

    The bottom line is that the last thing they're going to cut is the military.

  4. Bernard Baruch:

    Don't try to buy at the bottom and sell at the top. It can't be done except by liars.

  5. Warren Bennis:

    Leaders keep their eyes on the horizon, not just on the bottom line.

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