Crossword clues for bottom
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Bottom \Bot"tom\ (b[o^]t"t[u^]m), n. [OE. botum, botme, AS. botm; akin to OS. bodom, D. bodem, OHG. podam, G. boden, Icel. botn, Sw. botten, Dan. bund (for budn), L. fundus (for fudnus), Gr. pyqmh`n (for fyqmh`n), Skr. budhna (for bhudhna), and Ir. bonn sole of the foot, W. bon stem, base.
The lowest part of anything; the foot; as, the bottom of a tree or well; the bottom of a hill, a lane, or a page.
Or dive into the bottom of the deep.
The part of anything which is beneath the contents and supports them, as the part of a chair on which a person sits, the circular base or lower head of a cask or tub, or the plank floor of a ship's hold; the under surface.
Barrels with the bottom knocked out.
No two chairs were alike; such high backs and low backs and leather bottoms and worsted bottoms.
That upon which anything rests or is founded, in a literal or a figurative sense; foundation; groundwork.
The bed of a body of water, as of a river, lake, sea.
The fundament; the buttocks.
An abyss. [Obs.]
Low land formed by alluvial deposits along a river; low-lying ground; a dale; a valley. ``The bottoms and the high grounds.''
(Naut.) The part of a ship which is ordinarily under water; hence, the vessel itself; a ship.
My ventures are not in one bottom trusted.
Not to sell the teas, but to return them to London in the same bottoms in which they were shipped.
Full bottom, a hull of such shape as permits carrying a large amount of merchandise.
Power of endurance; as, a horse of a good bottom.
Dregs or grounds; lees; sediment.
At bottom, At the bottom, at the foundation or basis; in reality. ``He was at the bottom a good man.''
--J. F. Cooper.
To be at the bottom of, to be the cause or originator of; to be the source of. [Usually in an opprobrious sense.]
--J. H. Newman.
He was at the bottom of many excellent counsels.
To go to the bottom, to sink; esp. to be wrecked.
To touch bottom, to reach the lowest point; to find something on which to rest.
Bottom \Bot"tom\, v. t. To wind round something, as in making a ball of thread.
As you unwind her love from him,
Lest it should ravel and be good to none,
You must provide to bottom it on me.
Bottom \Bot"tom\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bottomed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Bottoming.]
To found or build upon; to fix upon as a support; -- followed by on or upon.
Action is supposed to be bottomed upon principle.
Those false and deceiving grounds upon which many bottom their eternal state].
To furnish with a bottom; as, to bottom a chair.
To reach or get to the bottom of.
Bottom \Bot"tom\, v. i.
To rest, as upon an ultimate support; to be based or grounded; -- usually with on or upon.
Find on what foundation any proposition bottoms.
To reach or impinge against the bottom, so as to impede free action, as when the point of a cog strikes the bottom of a space between two other cogs, or a piston the end of a cylinder.
Bottom \Bot"tom\, n. [OE. botme, perh. corrupt. for button. See Button.] A ball or skein of thread; a cocoon. [Obs.]
Silkworms finish their bottoms in . . . fifteen days.
Bottom \Bot"tom\, a. Of or pertaining to the bottom; fundamental; lowest; under; as, bottom rock; the bottom board of a wagon box; bottom prices.
Bottom glade, a low glade or open place; a valley; a dale.
Bottom grass, grass growing on bottom lands.
Bottom land. See 1st Bottom, n., 7.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Old English botm, bodan "ground, soil, foundation, lowest part," from Proto-Germanic *buthm- (cognates: Old Frisian boden "soil," Old Norse botn, Dutch bodem, Old High German bodam, German Boden "ground, earth, soil"), from PIE root *bhu(n)d(h)- (cognates: Sanskrit budhnah, Avestan buna- "bottom," Greek pythmen "foundation," Latin fundus "bottom, piece of land, farm," Old Irish bond "sole of the foot"). Meaning "posterior of a person" is from 1794. Bottom dollar "the last dollar one has" is from 1882. Bottom-feeder, originally of fishes, is from 1866.
1540s, "to put a bottom on," from bottom (n.). Meaning "to reach the bottom of" is from 1808 (earlier figuratively, 1785). Related: Bottomed; bottoming.
The lowest or last place or position. n. 1 The lowest part from the uppermost part, in either of these senses: 2 # (rfc-sense) The part furthest in the direction toward which an unsupported object would fall. 3 # (rfc-sense) The part seen, or intended to be seen, nearest the edge of the visual field normally occupied by the lowest visible objects, as "footers appear at the bottoms of pages". 4 (context uncountable British slang English) character, reliability, staying power, dignity, integrity or sound judgment. 5 (context British US English) A valley, often used in place names. 6 (context euphemistic English) The buttocks or anus. 7 (context nautical English) A cargo vessel, a ship. 8 (context nautical English) Certain parts of a vessel, particularly the cargo hold or the portion of the ship that is always underwater. 9 (context baseball English) The second half of an inning, the home team's turn to bat. 10 (context BDSM English) A submissive in sadomasochistic sexual activity. 11 (context LGBT slang English) A man penetrated or with a preference for being penetrated during homosexual intercourse. 12 (context physics English) A bottom quark. 13 (context often figuratively English) The lowest part of a container. v
1 To fall to the lowest point. 2 To establish firmly; to found or justify ''on'' or ''upon'' something; to set on a firm footing; to set or rest ''on'' or ''upon'' something which provides support or authority. 3 (context intransitive English) To rest, as upon an ultimate support; to be based or grounded. 4 (context intransitive English) To reach or impinge against the bottom, so as to impede free action, as when the point of a cog strikes the bottom of a space between two other cogs, or a piston the end of a cylinder. 5 (context obsolete transitive English) To wind round something, as in making a ball of thread. 6 (context transitive English) To furnish with a bottom. 7 To be the submissive in a BDSM relationship or roleplay. 8 To be anally penetrated in gay sex.
the lowest part of anything; "they started at the bottom of the hill"
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?" [syn: buttocks, nates, arse, butt, backside, bum, buns, can, fundament, hindquarters, hind end, keister, posterior, prat, rear, rear end, rump, stern, seat, tail, tail end, tooshie, tush, behind, derriere, fanny, ass]
a depression forming the ground under a body of water; "he searched for treasure on the ocean bed" [syn: bed]
low-lying alluvial land near a river [syn: bottomland]
Bottom is a British television sitcom created by Adrian Edmondson and Rik Mayall that originally aired on BBC2 from 17 September 1991 to 10 April 1995 across three series. The show stars Edmondson and Mayall as Eddie Hitler and Richard Richard, two flatmates who live on the dole in Hammersmith, London. The show is noted for its chaotic, nihilistic humour and violent comedy slapstick.
Bottom also spawned five stage-show tours between 1993 and 2003, and a feature film, Guest House Paradiso (1999). Plans for a spin-off series titled " Hooligan's Island" featuring various Bottom characters were cancelled in 2012. In 2008, Bottom came in at No. 45 in the "Britain's Best Sitcom" poll by the BBC. The show currently airs in the UK on Gold and Dave, and has been dubbed in other languages. In Spain the show, known as La pareja basura (The Trash Couple), aired on Canal+.
Bottom may refer to:
In the technical analysis of security prices, a bottom is a chart pattern where prices reach a low, then a lower low, and then a higher low.
According to some technical analysis theories, the first low signifies the pressure from selling was greater than the pressure from buying. The second lower low suggests that selling still had more pressure than the buying. The third higher low suggests that buying pressure will not let prices fall as low as the previous low. This turning point from selling pressure to buying pressure is called a bottom.
Bottom is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:
- Anthony Bottom (born 1951), former member of both the Black Panther Party (BPP) and the Black Liberation Army (BLA)
- Arthur Bottom (1930–2012), English footballer
- Daniel Bottom (1864–1937), English cricketer
- Joe Bottom (born 1955), American former competition swimmer, Olympic silver medalist, and former world record-holder
- Mike Bottom (c. 1966), head coach of the Michigan Wolverines swimming and diving program at the University of Michigan
- Virgil E. Bottom (1911–2003), American born experimental physicist, contributed to the developing quartz crystal production in the US
Usage examples of "bottom".
I They secured the end of the rope to one of the poles wedged like an anchor in the opening of the tunnel that led to the crystal cavern, and Craig abseiled down the rope to the water at the bottom of the shaft once more.
Venerian lives upon the bottom of an everlasting sea of fog and his thin epidermis, utterly without pigmentation, burns and blisters as frightfully at the least exposure to actinic light as does ours at the touch of a red-hot iron.
A hundred feet aft, the outer door of the signal ejector opened, and twenty seconds later a solenoid valve in a branch pipe from the auxiliary seawater system popped open, sending high-pressure seawater into the bottom of the signal ejector tube that pushed out the radio buoy.
In between the stones at various levels from top to bottom were large, cavelike spaces where ferns, agapanthus, and calla lilies grew.
When he was eleven years of age, both his parents were killed in a climbing accident in the Aiguilles Rouges above Chamonix, and the youth came under the guardianship of an aunt, since deceased, Miss Charmian Bond, and went to live with her at the quaintly-named hamlet of Pett Bottom near Canterbury in Kent.
As the side porches fronting the aisles are on the same level with the main porch, the bottom part of the front is bound together, and the divisions of nave and aisle, emphasised above by the prominent buttresses, are minimised below.
After loading in his few remaining possessions, Alec and Talrien carefully lifted Seregil into the bottom of the boat.
Sensing a potential ally, Alec managed to work up a few tears by the time they reached the bottom of the stairs.
Sometime in the past the entire Altiplano, with its lakes, rose from the bottom of the ocean .
As soon as she had done so, Maude strapped her wrists to the front legs of the apparatus, whilst Alice made her slim ankles fast to the other legs, thus spread-eagling her startlingly jutting, white, twitching bottom out and up in the most lascivious way, so that the secret ambery crease between the naked hillocks was lewdly distended and every portion of her private anatomy exposed not only to the gaze of her executioner but also to the searching tips of the slender withes of the fresh new rod which Maude now handed her chum with sparkling eyes.
With the tip of his tongue, he traced her full, bottom lip, and Amelle opened her mouth under his ministrations.
She carefully leaned over the edge and lowered the wires into the ammoniated muck in the bottom, pressing the wires and spray can deep into it.
I understood, would consist of engineered microbes, their genetic material spliced together from bacteria discovered inside rocks in the dry valleys of Antarctica, from anaerobes capable of surviving in the outflow pipes of nuclear reactors, from unicells recovered from the icy sludge at the bottom of the Barents Sea.
They pushed the boat out into the channel and as their feet lost the bottom they began to swim and steered her for the anchored frigate.
After the accident they went ever since they were five year I behind on playing in the gazebo at the bottom of the grassy hill ane with their heads to the Archer place, Kurt and Vivian and Z gether, laughing and colluding as if nothing bad had ever haping ever would.