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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  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"
  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
  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.
      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.
      {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.
      {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.
      {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.
      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
      A ball or skein of thread; a cocoon. [Obs.]
               Silkworms finish their bottoms in . . . fifteen days.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Bottom \Bot"tom\, v. t.
      To wind round something, as in making a ball of thread.
               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
      {Bottom glade}, a low glade or open place; a valley; a dale.
      {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.
                     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]:
      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).
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