meaning 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.
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 ships hold; the under surface.
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.
Low land formed by alluvial deposits along a river; low-lying ground; a dale; a valley.
The part of a ship which is ordinarily under water; hence, the vessel itself; a ship.
Power of endurance; as, a horse of a good bottom.
Dregs or grounds; lees; sediment.
Of or pertaining to the bottom; fundamental; lowest; under; as, bottom rock; the bottom board of a wagon box; bottom prices.
To found or build upon; to fix upon as a support; -- followed by on or upon.
To furnish with a bottom; as, to bottom a chair.
To reach or get to the bottom of.
To rest, as upon an ultimate support; to be based or grounded; -- usually with on or upon.
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.
A ball or skein of thread; a cocoon.
To wind round something, as in making a ball of thread.
bottom The least defined element in a given domain. Often used to represent a non-terminating computation. In LaTeX, bottom is written as perp, sometimes with the domain as a subscript.
a cargo ship; "they did much of their overseas trade in foreign ">bottoms"

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