Bottom - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- the lowest part of anything
- the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on (syn: arse, ass, backside, behind, bum, butt, buttocks, can, fanny, fundament, hindquarters, nates, posterior, prat, rear, rump, seat, stern, tail, tush)
- the second half of an inning; while the home team is at bat
- a depression forming the ground under a body of water (syn: bed)
- low-lying alluvial land near a river (syn: bottomland)
- a cargo ship (syn: freighter, merchantman)
- strike the ground, as with a ship's bottom
- come to understand (syn: fathom, penetrate)
We sailed to the bottom of the bay.
The poor baby has a rash all over his little bottom.
The company's new CEO started at the bottom and worked her way up.
Why do I always find myself rooting for the team at the bottom of the league?
at the bottom of the pay scale
the bottom rung of the ladder
Somebody's fingerprints are all along the bottom edge of the photograph.
Boil your artichoke bottoms in hard water.
Send this saucepan to be new bottomed.
He bottomed with his feet and stood upright.
The provost in return bottomed the goblet.
He had bottomed the whole inquiry.
Can you hold the bottom of the ladder for me?
Grandma was standing at the bottom of the stairs.
Go downstairs and wait for me at the bottom.
present participle: bottoming
past tense: bottomed
past participle: bottomed