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Definition of Basement


  1. The outer wall of the ground story of a building, or of a part of that story, when treated as a distinct substructure. ( See Base, n., 3 (a).) Hence: The rooms of a ground floor, collectively.

Basement Quotations

Only those who attempt the absurd will achieve the impossible. I think it's in my basement... let me go upstairs and check.
M. C. Escher

Some men can live up to their loftiest ideals without ever going higher than a basement.
Theodore Roosevelt

My first time performing was in the black box theater of my high school's basement as a member of 'Clownaz,' the school's improv team. We charged money for tickets, saying the proceeds went to our school's recycling program. Then, immediately after the show, we divided up all the money and kept it.
Joe Mande

My mother gets all mad at me if I stay in a hotel. I'm 31-years-old, and I don't want to sleep on a sleeping bag down in the basement. It's humiliating.
Ben Affleck

Most fears are basic: fear of the dark, fear of going down in the basement, fear of weird sounds, fear that somebody is waiting for you in your closet. Those kinds of things stay with you no matter what age.
R. L. Stine
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Basement Translations

basement in Afrikaans is kelder
basement in Dutch is kelder
basement in Finnish is kellari
basement in French is sou-sol, sous sol, cave
basement in Hungarian is alagsor
basement in Norwegian is kjeller
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