Definition of Bottom

1. Noun. The lower side of anything.

Exact synonyms: Underside, Undersurface
Specialized synonyms: Base, Bilge, Heel, Sole, Underbelly
Generic synonyms: Face, Side

2. Verb. Provide with a bottom or a seat. "Bottom the chairs"
Category relationships: Cabinetry, Cabinetwork
Generic synonyms: Furnish, Provide, Render, Supply

3. Adjective. Situated at the bottom or lowest position. "The bottom drawer"

4. Noun. The lowest part of anything. "They started at the bottom of the hill"
Specialized synonyms: Foot, Base, Rock Bottom
Generic synonyms: Part, Region

5. Verb. Strike the ground, as with a ship's bottom.
Generic synonyms: Collide With, Hit, Impinge On, Run Into, Strike

6. Adjective. The lowest rank. "Bottom member of the class"
Similar to: Worst

7. Noun. The fleshy part of the human body that you sit on. "Are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?"
Exact synonyms: Arse, Ass, Backside, Behind, Bum, Buns, Butt, Buttocks, Can, Derriere, Fanny, Fundament, Hind End, Hindquarters, Keister, Nates, Posterior, Prat, Rear, Rear End, Rump, Seat, Stern, Tail, Tail End, Tooshie, Tush
Generic synonyms: Body Part
Group relationships: Body, Torso, Trunk
Derivative terms: Posterior

8. Verb. Come to understand.
Exact synonyms: Fathom, Penetrate
Generic synonyms: Understand
Derivative terms: Penetration, Penetrative

9. Noun. The second half of an inning; while the home team is at bat.
Exact synonyms: Bottom Of The Inning
Group relationships: Frame, Inning
Generic synonyms: Bout, Round, Turn
Antonyms: Top

10. Noun. A depression forming the ground under a body of water. "He searched for treasure on the ocean bed"

11. Noun. Low-lying alluvial land near a river.
Exact synonyms: Bottomland
Generic synonyms: Ground, Land, Soil

12. Noun. A cargo ship. "They did much of their overseas trade in foreign bottoms"
Exact synonyms: Freighter, Merchant Ship, Merchantman
Generic synonyms: Cargo Ship, Cargo Vessel
Derivative terms: Freight, Freight

Definition of Bottom

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

3. v. t. To found or build upon; to fix upon as a support; -- followed by on or upon.

4. v. i. To rest, as upon an ultimate support; to be based or grounded; -- usually with on or upon.

5. n. A ball or skein of thread; a cocoon.

6. v. t. To wind round something, as in making a ball of thread.

Definition of Bottom

1. Noun. The lowest part from the uppermost part, in either of these senses: ¹

2. Noun. (uncountable British slang) Character, reliability, staying power, dignity, integrity or sound judgment. ¹

3. Noun. (British US) a valley, often used in place names. ¹

4. Noun. (euphemistic) The buttocks or anus. ¹

5. Noun. (nautical) a cargo vessel, a ship. ¹

6. Noun. (nautical) certain parts of a vessel, particularly the cargo hold or the portion of the ship that is always underwater. ¹

7. Noun. (baseball) The second half of an inning, the home team's turn to bat. ¹

8. Noun. (BDSM) A submissive in a BDSM relationship or roleplay. ¹

9. Noun. (LGBT slang) 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). ¹

10. Noun. (physics) A bottom quark. ¹

11. Noun. (often metaphorical) The lowest part of a container. ¹

12. Verb. To fall to the lowest point. ¹

13. 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. ¹

14. Verb. (obsolete transitive) To wind round something, as in making a ball of thread. ¹

15. Verb. To be the submissive in a BDSM relationship or roleplay. ¹

16. Verb. To be anally penetrated in gay sex ¹

17. Adjective. The lowest or last place or position. ¹

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Definition of Bottom

1. to comprehend [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: comprehend

Medical Definition of Bottom

1. 1. 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. "Or dive into the bottom of the deep." (Shak) 2. 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. "Barrels with the bottom knocked out." (Macaulay) "No two chairs were alike; such high backs and low backs and leather bottoms and worsted bottoms." (W. Irving) 3. That upon which anything rests or is founded, in a literal or a figurative sense; foundation; groundwork. 4. The bed of a body of water, as of a river, lake, sea. 5. The fundament; the buttocks. 6. An abyss. 7. Low land formed by alluvial deposits along a river; low-lying ground; a dale; a valley. "The bottoms and the high grounds." 8. The part of a ship which is ordinarily under water; hence, the vessel itself; a ship. "My ventures are not in one bottom trusted." (Shak) "Not to sell the teas, but to return them to London in the same bottoms in which they were shipped." (Bancroft) Full bottom, a hull of such shape as permits carrying a large amount of merchandise. 9. Power of endurance; as, a horse of a good bottom. 10. Dregs or grounds; lees; sediment. at bottom, At the bottom, at the foundation or basis; in reality. "He was at the bottom a good man." To be at the bottom of, to be the cause or originator of; to be the source of. "He was at the bottom of many excellent counsels." (Addison) To go to the bottom, to sink; especially. To be wrecked. To touch bottom, to reach the lowest point; to find something on which to rest. Origin: OE. Botum, botme, AS. Botm; akin to OS. Bodom, D. Bodem, OHG. Podam, G. Boden, Icel. Botn, Sw. Botten, Dan. Bund (for budn), L. Fundus (for fudnus), Gr. (for), Skr. Budhna (for bhudhna), and Ir. Bonn sole of the foot, W. Bon stem, base. 257>. Cf. 4th Found, Fund. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Bottom

bottlenosed dolphin
bottlenosed dolphins
bottling plant
bottom antiquark
bottom ash
bottom bitches
bottom burp
bottom burps
bottom dog
bottom dollar
bottom edge
bottom edged
bottom edges

Literary usage of Bottom

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Shakespeare's Midsummer-night's Dream by William Shakespeare (1870)
"bottom. Why do they run away ? this is a knavery of them to make me ... [Exit. bottom. What do you see ? you see an ass-head of your own, do you ? ..."

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