Definition of Bottom line

1. Noun. The last line in an audit; the line that shows profit or loss.

Generic synonyms: Line
Group relationships: Audit, Audited Account

2. Noun. The decisive point.
Generic synonyms: Point

Definition of Bottom line

1. Noun. (accounting) The final balance; the amount of money or profit left after everything has been tallied. ¹

2. Noun. (idiomatic uncountable) The summary or result; the most important information; the upshot; the net-net. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bottom Line

bottom edge
bottom edged
bottom edges
bottom edging
bottom feeder
bottom feeders
bottom feeding
bottom fermentation
bottom fermenting yeast
bottom fish
bottom gear
bottom gears
bottom hand
bottom hands
bottom kill
bottom line (current term)
bottom liner
bottom liners
bottom lines
bottom of the harbour
bottom of the inning
bottom of the line
bottom of the ninth
bottom of the table
bottom order
bottom out
bottom quark
bottom quarks
bottom rot
bottom rot fungus

Literary usage of Bottom line

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1. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"But the funny combinations are gone. bottom line Botto,n line isa term of ... bottom line was in the flood tide of its popularity from the mid- to the ..."

2. International Library of Technology: A Series of Textbooks for Persons by International Textbook Company (1907)
"The middle bar is 4 strokes from the bottom line. ... The middle bar of the 6 is 5 strokes above the bottom line, and the upper part of the figure ..."

3. Graphic Methods for Presenting Facts by Willard Cope Brinton (1914)
"Since some persons are almost sure to read a chart from the bottom line, it seems desirable that all charts should be so made that the reader may interpret ..."

4. Revision of the Pelycosauria of North America by Ermine Cowles Case (1907)
"The fifth of the series has the bottom line sharper, with a ridge divided ... Length of skull from anterior end to posterior Length, bottom line of— Length, ..."

5. Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy by Royal Irish Academy (1907)
"31, bottom line, for " fE( '-} drdt", riad " (* E( r}rd> Jo \^/ Jo \A/ „ 34, ... B2 — rr " "<"* " - „ 61, „ 5 from top, /or „ 51, in bottom line prefix ..."

6. Allen's Commercial Organic Analysis: A Treatise on the Properties, Modes of by Alfred Henry Allen (1917)
"Page 182, bottom line, after "sparteine" insert "nicotine, pilocarpine. ... Page 202, bottom line, for "produces" read "produce. ..."

7. Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians by George Grove (1910)
"P. 426, for the bottom line, read 'in the same year for ... P. 889a, bottom line, far 'sixteen' read 'ten.' FOSTER, MURIEL. Add that she retired on her ..."

8. Spherical Astronomy by Franz Brünnow (1865)
"page 23 31 33 48 57 and 58 59 60 71 73 74 75 76 ERRATA. line 5 from bottom line 5 from bottom line 13 from top line 19 from bottom line 13 from bottom/ line ..."

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