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bottom

2 adjective
     
bottom2 S1 W3
1 [only before noun] in the lowest place or position [≠ 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 page
2 [not before noun] the least important, successful etc [≠ 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 English in the place furthest away from where you are:
the bottom field
4

bottom gear

the lowest gear of a vehicle

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