[ UK /bˈɒtəm/ ]
[ US /ˈbɑtəm/ ]
  1. a cargo ship
    they did much of their overseas trade in foreign bottoms
  2. the lowest part of anything
    they started at the bottom of the hill
  3. the second half of an inning; while the home team is at bat
  4. the lower side of anything
  5. a depression forming the ground under a body of water
    he searched for treasure on the ocean bed
  6. the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on
    he deserves a good kick in the butt
    are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?
  7. low-lying alluvial land near a river
  1. strike the ground, as with a ship's bottom
  2. provide with a bottom or a seat
    bottom the chairs
  3. come to understand
  1. situated at the bottom or lowest position
    the bottom drawer
  2. the lowest rank
    bottom member of the class
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How To Use bottom In A Sentence

  • He pulled himself up and stumbled to the bathroom, where he turned on the cold tap and collapsed at the bottom of the shower, barely awake.
  • For example, I see in yonder cupboard near which you are standing, several of what you call boxes (but like everything else in Flatland, they have no tops nor bottoms) full of money; I see also two tablets of accounts. Flatland: a romance of many dimensions (Illustrated)
  • If you manage your overhead costs properly, you will impact directly on your bottom line cost base.
  • The trails should provide a skiing flow so there aren't too many long uphills or sharp turns at the bottom of steep downhills.
  • But the bears priced at the bottom level will not be vintage, and certainly will not be by any of these makers.
  • At the bottom of the trunk she found a set of white undergarments including lacy petticoats and a full corseted bodice.
  • When he looks at you like that, you feel like you're standing at the verge of a bottomless abyss, a void so deep that it has its own mystical gravitation.
  • Harte fired the ball into the bottom corner before heading for the corner flag to celebrate.
  • At the bottom of the monument, below the Ten Commandments, there are two small Stars of David and also two Greek letters, chi and rho, superimposed over each other to represent the name Christ. The Conservative Assault on the Constitution
  • The air time is sold by broadcast bottom feeders who could care less about anything beyond profit margins.
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