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Definition of Bottom


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. That upon which anything rests or is founded, in a literal or a figurative sense; foundation; groundwork.
  4. The bed of a body of water, as of a river, lake, sea.
  5. The fundament; the buttocks.
  6. An abyss.
  7. Low land formed by alluvial deposits along a river; low-lying ground; a dale; a valley.
  8. The part of a ship which is ordinarily under water; hence, the vessel itself; a ship.
  9. Power of endurance; as, a horse of a good bottom.
  10. Dregs or grounds; lees; sediment.
  11. Of or pertaining to the bottom; fundamental; lowest; under; as, bottom rock; the bottom board of a wagon box; bottom prices.
  12. To found or build upon; to fix upon as a support; -- followed by on or upon.
  13. To furnish with a bottom; as, to bottom a chair.
  14. To reach or get to the bottom of.
  15. To rest, as upon an ultimate support; to be based or grounded; -- usually with on or upon.
  16. 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.
  17. A ball or skein of thread; a cocoon.
  18. To wind round something, as in making a ball of thread.

Bottom Quotations

George S. Patton Quote
I don't measure a man's success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom.
George S. Patton

Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even.
Muhammad Ali

Women are considered deep - why? Because one can never discover any bottom to them. Women are not even shallow.
Friedrich Nietzsche

The reason why men do not obey us, is because they see the mud at the bottom of our eye.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The test of success is not what you do when you are on top. Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.
George S. Patton
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Bottom Translations

bottom in Afrikaans is agtergrond, agterent
bottom in Danish is grund
bottom in Dutch is bodem, achtergrond, ondergrond, grond
bottom in Finnish is pohja
bottom in German is Boden, Boden, unterer, Ende, Fussgrund
bottom in Italian is suolo, natica
bottom in Portuguese is fundo
bottom in Spanish is posaderas, suelo, inferior
bottom in Swedish is botten

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