- 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)
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Idioms for 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
British Dictionary definitions for bottom out (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for bottom out (2 of 2)
- 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 bottom out (1 of 2)
Reach the lowest level, as in The recession appears to have bottomed out. This verbal use of bottom originated in the late 1800s and, with the addition of out in the mid-1900s, tends to be used mostly in the context of trade and finance.
Idioms and Phrases with bottom out (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)