bottombot‧tom1 /ˈbɒtəm $ ˈbɑː-/ ●●●S1W3 noun 🔊 🔊 1 →the bottom2lowest sideLOWEST SIDEBOTTOM [countable usually singular] the flat surface on the lowest side of an objectthe bottom of something 🔊 What’s that on the bottom of your shoe?3lowest inner partCUP/BOX ETCBOTTOM [countable usually singular] the lowest inner surface of something such as a containerat/in the bottom of something 🔊 I found the keys – they were at the bottom of my handbag. 🔊 The drugs had been hidden in a suitcase with a false bottom.4 →the bottom5 →the bottom6bodyBODY [countable]HBH the part of your body that you sit on syn backside 🔊 I just sat on my bottom and slid down.7clothesCLOTHES [countable usually plural]DCC the part of a set of clothes that you wear on the lower part of your body 🔊 pyjama bottoms 🔊 a blue bikini bottom8 →the bottom of a road/garden etc9 →get to the bottom of something10 →be/lie at the bottom of something11 →be at/hit/reach rock bottom12 →from the bottom of your heart13 →the bottom drops/falls out of the market14 →bottoms up!15 →big-bottomed/round-bottomed etc16 →at bottom → top, → you can bet your bottom dollarat bet1(6), → knock the bottom out ofat knock1(25), → from top to bottomat top1(22), → the bottom of the listat list1(2), → scrape the bottom of the barrelat scrape1(5)THESAURUSthe bottom the lowest part of somethingThe house is at the bottom of that hill.She scrolled down to the bottom of the screen.the underneath/the underside the bottom surface on the outside of somethingYou will find the serial number on the underneath of the vacuum cleaner.base the lowest part or the wide bottom part on which something standsThe lamp has a square base.He had broken a bone at the base of his spine.the foot literary the bottom of a tree, a hill, or some stairsThere was a small village at the foot of the mountain.bed the ground at the bottom of a river, a lake, or the seathe sea bedThey found some interesting stones on the river bed.the foundations the layer of cement and stones that forms the bottom of a buildingThe builders have begun laying the foundations for the house.
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bottom• the oceanbottom• pajama bottoms• They've got baggypants with rippedbottoms.• However, these warnings frequently appear at the bottom of advertisements in the tiniest of print.• The transponder was released acoustically just after Alvin left the bottom for the last time in this area.• This means that a few get top marks, a big bunch get middling marks, and a few come near the bottom.• He pokes it through the bottom of the popcorn box they share.• Western spadefoot toadsburrow into the washbottom, emerging to produce another batch of mosquito larvae-eating tadpoles during the summerrains.• Did you fall on your bottom?the bottom of something• Similarly, the three icons at the bottom of the toolbox can be accessed via the Text and Graphics pull-down menus.• At the bottom of the garden his brethren of the cloth were submitting his character to a sustained and viciousmauling.• Faintly like the drowned from the bottom of a pool.• No more resonance than a quarter hitting the bottom of a SalvationArmy Christmas kettle.• Mattie wiggled out of the bottom of her pajamas and dropped them on the floor.• It's also far more effective than planting in a layer of soil on the bottom of the pond.• The Belemnite chalk is less dense than the Montagne de Reims and turns sandy towards the bottom of its twenty-metre depth.at/in the bottom of something• The scale line now appears at the bottom of the screen.• A fenceat the bottom of a flight of steps works as an effective safety measure for infirmwalkers.• People at the bottom of the incomeladderbear a minusculepercentage of the tax burden.• On Earth, the deposit of sedimentary rock at the bottom of the ocean is part of larger geological cycles.• The cabinetslammed full against the shape, pinning it down and jamming sideways at the bottom of the stairwell.• Uh, at the bottom of that list it will tell you how the King James translates that.• They had a little autonomous world at the bottom of the garden where, for a time, they could play.bottombottom2 ●●●S1W3 adjective 🔊 🔊 1BOTTOM[only before noun] in the lowest place or position opp top 🔊 It’s on the bottom shelf. 🔊 The towels are in the bottom drawer. 🔊 You’ve got some butter on your bottom lip. 🔊 the bottom right-hand corner of the page2LOW POSITION OR RANK[not before noun] the least important, successful etc opp top 🔊 I was bottom of the class (=the least successful student) in Spanish. 🔊 Britain came bottom on efforts to tackle pollution and global warming.3[only before noun] especially British EnglishFAR in the place furthest away from where you are 🔊 the bottom field4 →bottom gearCOLLOCATIONSnounsthe bottom drawer/shelfMy passport’s in the bottom drawer of my desk.the bottom stepJenna sat on the bottom step.the bottom cornerLook at the bottom left-hand corner of your screen.the bottom rowThat’s me in the middle of the bottom row of the photograph.the bottom halfThere’s were only two windows in the bottom half of the building.the bottom rung (=of a ladder)I put my foot on the bottom rung and started to climb.somebody’s bottom lipHer bottom lip trembled and she started to cry.
bottom• She believed that the motivation to lose weight could only come from people bottoming out emotionally.BottomBottom 🔊 🔊 a humorous character who is changed into a donkey in Shakespeare’s play Amidsummer night’s dreamFrom Longman Business Dictionarybottombot‧tom1 /ˈbɒtəmˈbɑː-/ noun [countable usually singular]1the lowest point, position, or levelHopefully, we are finally seeing the bottom of this recession.Short-term interest rates are now probably near their bottom.2hit/reach (rock) bottom to get to the lowest possible point, position, or level in price or performanceHe believes gold prices have hit bottom or are close to it.Thailand’s economic slowdown may have reached bottom and signs are some sectors are recovering.3the bottom drops/falls out of the market used to say that prices reach extremely low levels, with many businesses and people in financialdifficultyThe recession came and the bottom dropped out of the market for luxury houses.The bottom fell out of the wool market and many farmers went bust.bottombottom2 verb →bottom out→ See Verb table