Cellar - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈselər|  American pronunciation of the word cellar
Brit.  |ˈsɛlə|  British pronunciation of the word cellar


- the lowermost portion of a structure partly or wholly below ground level; often used for storage (syn: basement)
- an excavation where root vegetables are stored
- storage space where wines are stored


The cellar has a dirt floor.

a restaurant with an impressive cellar

They were ready to cellar their wine.

...we spent the night in the cellar praying for salvation from the tornadoes...

...cached the fugitive slaves in their cellar until they could make their way to Canada...

...vegetables tended to go bad quickly in the dank cellar...

...filmy cobwebs covering the entryway to the cellar...

He emerged from the cellar covered in filth.

...the cellar will need to be cleared of several malodorous, maggot-infested piles of garbage...

...an emergency stockpile of potable water and canned goods in the cellar...

She has built up an impressive wine cellar over the years.

Meat will keep in the cellar.

His work was preferred from the cellar of the publishers to the author's garret.

He filched a bottle of wine from the cellar.

The old woman hid him in her cellar for three days.

Word forms

singular: cellar
plural: cellars
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