What does cellar mean?

Definitions for cellar
ˈsɛl ərcel·lar

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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. root cellar, cellarnoun

    an excavation where root vegetables are stored

  3. cellar, wine cellarnoun

    storage space where wines are stored

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Cellarnoun

    A place under ground, where stores are reposited.

    Etymology: cella, Lat.

    If this fellow had lived in the time of Cato, he would, for his punishment, have been confined to the bottom of a cellar during his life. Henry Peacham, on Drawing.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cellarnoun

    a room or rooms under a building, and usually below the surface of the ground, where provisions and other stores are kept

  2. Etymology: [OE. celer, OF. celier, F. celier, fr. L. cellarium a receptacle for food, pantry, fr. cella storeroom. See Cell.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cellar

    sel′ar, n. any underground room or vault: a cell underground, where stores are kept, esp. wine, &c.—v.t. to store in a cellar.—ns. Cell′arage, space for cellars: cellars: charge for storing in cellars; Cell′arer, Cell′arist, one who has charge of the cellar: an officer in a monastery who has the charge of procuring and keeping the provisions; Cell′aret, an ornamental case for holding bottles; Cell′arman, one who has the care of a cellar.—adj. Cell′arous (Dickens), belonging to a cellar: excavated: sunken. [O. Fr. celier—L. cellariumcella.]

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  1. caller

  2. recall

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cellar in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cellar in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of cellar in a Sentence

  1. Paul Russell:

    Out from under a bed it darted, at first I thought it was a cat that had a blanket on top of it. The next day I went into the creepy old cellar and it was hunkered in a corner. I thought, ‘My God, this is a cat.’.

  2. Marco Pallanti:

    Michelangelo chose (to install his work in) the cellar. He built something that is for us like a totem. When you enter, when you arrive, you see this is like a god to protect our work.

  3. William Congreve:

    I came upstairs into the world for I was born in a cellar.

  4. Kurt Russell:

    They took me on and allowed me to kind of pursue my dream of learning how to make wine and becoming a cellar rat and getting involved with the winery.

  5. Arthur Miller:

    Look, we're all the same; a man is a fourteen-room house --in the bedroom he's asleep with his intelligent wife, in the living-room he's rolling around with some bareass girl, in the library he's paying his taxes, in the yard he's raising tomatoes, and in the cellar he's making a bomb to blow it all up.

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    one whose prevailing mental imagery takes the form of inner feelings of action
    • A. motile
    • B. usurious
    • C. lank
    • D. valetudinarian

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