- 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.
Idioms about bottom
- 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
OTHER WORDS FROM bottomun·bot·tom, verb (used with object)un·der·bot·tom, noun
Words nearby bottom
How to use bottom in a sentence
He hits bottom at Rocamadour, a sanctuary in the Dordogne known as a citadel of faith devoted to Mary.Houellebecq’s Incendiary Novel Imagines France With a Muslim President|Pierre Assouline|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Despite its ranking at the bottom of most international development indexes, the conflict is shrouded by confusion.
Mary Elizabeth Williams of Salon labels the show a “crass stunt” on a “bottom-feeding vortex of sadness network.”Your Husband Is Definitely Gay: TLC’s Painful Portrait of Mormonism|Samantha Allen|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Bottom line is that it will only be a BVR [beyond visual range] airplane.New U.S. Stealth Jet Can’t Fire Its Gun Until 2019|Dave Majumdar|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
On Monday, Soelistyo had jolted relatives as well as searchers by suggesting that the plane could be “at the bottom of the sea.”
But, as the keel of the boats touched bottom, each boat-load dashed into the water and then into the enemy's fire.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
In these archipelagos the waters being shallow, the frost was quite intense enough to cool them to the bottom.The Giant of the North|R.M. Ballantyne
"I have a letter somewhere," looking in the machine drawer and finding the letter in the bottom of the workbasket.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
In the presence of bromin the chloroform, which settles to the bottom, assumes a yellow color.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
The signatures at the bottom of this memorandum, were hidden from Wharton's view, when he was allowed to read it.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
British Dictionary definitions for 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
Other Idioms and Phrases with bottom
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)