Bottom - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈbɑːtəm|  American pronunciation of the word bottom
Brit.  |ˈbɒtəm|  British pronunciation of the word bottom
- the lower side of anything (syn: underside)
- 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)
- provide with a bottom or a seat
- strike the ground, as with a ship's bottom
- come to understand (syn: fathom, penetrate)
- the lowest rank


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.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: bottom
he/she/it: bottoms
present participle: bottoming
past tense: bottomed
past participle: bottomed
singular: bottom
plural: bottoms
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