Noun: bottom bó-tum
Verb: bottom bó-tum
- The lower side of anything
- underside, undersurface, underneath
- 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 bottom";
- buttocks, nates, butt, backside, bum, buns [N. Amer], can [N. Amer, informal], fundament, hindquarters, hind end, posterior, rear, rear end, rump, stern, seat, tail, tail end, tooshie, tush [N. Amer], behind, derriere, patootie [US, informal], botty [informal], heinie [US], bahookie [UK, dialect, informal], tushy [N. Amer], derrière
- The second half of an inning; while the home team is at bat
- bottom of the inning
- A depression forming the ground under a body of water
"he searched for treasure on the ocean bottom";
- Low-lying alluvial land near a river
- A cargo ship
"they did much of their overseas trade in foreign bottoms";
- freighter, merchantman, merchant ship
Adjective: bottom bó-tum
- (cabinetwork) provide with a bottom or a seat
"bottom the chairs"
- Strike the ground, as with a ship's bottom
- Come to understand
- penetrate, fathom
- Fall to or reach the lowest point or value
"the market bottomed at a record low"
- Situated at the bottom or lowest position
"the bottom drawer"
- The lowest rank
"bottom member of the class"
Derived forms: bottomed, bottoming, bottoms
See also: bottommost, inferior, lowermost, nether, nethermost, worst
Type of: body part, bout, cargo ship, cargo vessel, collide with, depression, face, furnish, ground, hit, impact, impinge on, land, natural depression, part, provide, region, render, round, run into, side, soil, strike, supply, turn, understand
Antonym: side, top
Part of: body, frame, inning, torso, trunk
Encyclopedia: Bottom, North Carolina