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English Dictionary: bottom by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
bottom
adj
  1. situated at the bottom or lowest position; "the bottom drawer"
    Antonym(s): side(a), top(a)
  2. the lowest rank; "bottom member of the class"
n
  1. the lower side of anything [syn: bottom, underside, undersurface]
  2. the lowest part of anything; "they started at the bottom of the hill"
  3. the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on; "he deserves a good kick in the butt"; "are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?"
    Synonym(s): buttocks, nates, arse, butt, backside, bum, buns, can, fundament, hindquarters, hind end, keister, posterior, prat, rear, rear end, rump, stern, seat, tail, tail end, tooshie, tush, bottom, behind, derriere, fanny, ass
  4. the second half of an inning; while the home team is at bat
    Synonym(s): bottom, bottom of the inning
    Antonym(s): top, top of the inning
  5. a depression forming the ground under a body of water; "he searched for treasure on the ocean bed"
    Synonym(s): bed, bottom
  6. low-lying alluvial land near a river
    Synonym(s): bottomland, bottom
  7. a cargo ship; "they did much of their overseas trade in foreign bottoms"
    Synonym(s): bottom, freighter, merchantman, merchant ship
v
  1. provide with a bottom or a seat; "bottom the chairs"
  2. strike the ground, as with a ship's bottom
  3. come to understand
    Synonym(s): penetrate, fathom, bottom
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Bottom \Bot"tom\ (b[ocr]t"t[ucr]m), n. [OE. botum, botme, AS.
      botm; akin to OS. bodom, D. bodem, OHG. podam, G. boden,
      Icel. botn, Sw. botten, Dan. bund (for budn), L. fundus (for
      fudnus), Gr. pyqmh`n (for fyqmh`n), Skr. budhna (for
      bhudhna), and Ir. bonn sole of the foot, W. bon stem, base.
      [fb]257. Cf. 4th {Found}, {Fund}, n.]
      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.
  
                     Or dive into the bottom of the deep.   --Shak.
  
      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.
  
                     Barrels with the bottom knocked out.   --Macaulay.
  
                     No two chairs were alike; such high backs and low
                     backs and leather bottoms and worsted bottoms. --W.
                                                                              Irving.
  
      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. [Obs.] --Dryden.
  
      7. Low land formed by alluvial deposits along a river;
            low-lying ground; a dale; a valley. [bd]The bottoms and
            the high grounds.[b8] --Stoddard.
  
      8. (Naut.) The part of a ship which is ordinarily under
            water; hence, the vessel itself; a ship.
  
                     My ventures are not in one bottom trusted. --Shak.
  
                     Not to sell the teas, but to return them to London
                     in the same bottoms in which they were shipped.
                                                                              --Bancroft.
  
      {Full bottom}, a hull of such shape as permits carrying a
            large amount of merchandise.
  
      9. Power of endurance; as, a horse of a good bottom.
  
      10. Dregs or grounds; lees; sediment. --Johnson.
  
      {At bottom}, {At the bottom}, at the foundation or basis; in
            reality. [bd]He was at the bottom a good man.[b8] --J. F.
            Cooper.
  
      {To be at the bottom of}, to be the cause or originator of;
            to be the source of. [Usually in an opprobrious sense.]
            --J. H. Newman.
  
                     He was at the bottom of many excellent counsels.
                                                                              --Addison.
  
      {To go to the bottom}, to sink; esp. to be wrecked.
  
      {To touch bottom}, to reach the lowest point; to find
            something on which to rest.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Bottom \Bot"tom\, v. i.
      1. To rest, as upon an ultimate support; to be based or
            grounded; -- usually with on or upon.
  
                     Find on what foundation any proposition bottoms.
                                                                              --Locke.
  
      2. 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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Bottom \Bot"tom\, n. [OE. botme, perh. corrupt. for button. See
      {Button}.]
      A ball or skein of thread; a cocoon. [Obs.]
  
               Silkworms finish their bottoms in . . . fifteen days.
                                                                              --Mortimer.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Bottom \Bot"tom\, v. t.
      To wind round something, as in making a ball of thread.
      [Obs.]
  
               As you unwind her love from him, Lest it should ravel
               and be good to none, You must provide to bottom it on
               me.                                                         --Shak.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Bottom \Bot"tom\, a.
      Of or pertaining to the bottom; fundamental; lowest; under;
      as, bottom rock; the bottom board of a wagon box; bottom
      prices.
  
      {Bottom glade}, a low glade or open place; a valley; a dale.
            --Milton.
  
      {Bottom grass}, grass growing on bottom lands.
  
      {Bottom land}. See 1st {Bottom}, n., 7.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Bottom \Bot"tom\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bottomed} ([?]); p. pr. &
      vb. n. {Bottoming}.]
      1. To found or build upon; to fix upon as a support; --
            followed by on or upon.
  
                     Action is supposed to be bottomed upon principle.
                                                                              --Atterbury.
  
                     Those false and deceiving grounds upon which many
                     bottom their eternal state].               --South.
  
      2. To furnish with a bottom; as, to bottom a chair.
  
      3. To reach or get to the bottom of. --Smiles.

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (15Feb98) [foldoc]:
   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).
  
      (1997-01-07)
  
  
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