- the part of a hull between the bilges, including the keel.
- the part of a hull that is immersed at all times.
- the cargo space in a vessel.
- a cargo vessel.
- the second half of an inning.
- the last three players in the batting order.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- to wager the last of one's money or resources.
- to be positive or assured: You can bet your bottom dollar that something will prevent us from leaving on time.
Origin of bottom
Related formsun·bot·tom, verb (used with object)un·der·bot·tom, noun
British Dictionary definitions for at bottom
- to mine (a hole, claim, etc) deep enough to reach any gold there is
- (intr foll by on) to reach (gold, mud, etc) on bottoming
Word Origin for bottom
Idioms and Phrases with at bottom (1 of 2)
Fundamentally, basically; also, in reality. For example, He may speak somewhat bluntly, but at bottom he's always honest. Charles Dickens used this idiom in Nicholas Nickleby (1838): “He's a good pony at bottom.” [Early 1700s]
Idioms and Phrases with at bottom (2 of 2)
In addition to the idioms beginning with bottom
- bottom drops out, the
- bottom line
- bottom of the barrel
- bottom of the ladder
- bottom out
- at bottom
- from head to toe (top to bottom)
- from the bottom of one's heart
- get to the bottom
- hit (touch) bottom
- knock the bottom out of
- rock bottom
- touch bottom
- you bet your ass (bottom dollar)