verb (used with object)
Origin of cellar
Examples from the Web for cellar
Titanic returned to the cellar, shot the dead rat, and brought it back to the table with him.
“Visually, the cellar was not an especially dramatic site,” he said.Destroying the Bull’s Head, the New York Tavern Washington Visited|Jacob Siegel|January 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At Isigny Sainte-Mère, the mites were first introduced in the cellar over 70 years ago.
The cheese is held in a cellar for six weeks; during which time it forms mold on its surface.
Then it is placed in a second cellar for six, 12, or 18 months.
This was hoisted up bodily and placed on an auctioneer's platform which Mike had found tilted back against the wall in the cellar.Felix O'Day|F. Hopkinson Smith
Then came a crack below them, and an instant later the cellar stairs collapsed, carrying them with it.The Rover Boys on the Farm|Arthur M. Winfield (AKA Edward Stratemeyer)
I knew it when I saw that scar on your shoulder, where you cut yourself sliding down our cellar door.Pursuit|Lester del Rey
He looked at me in just the boldest way and asked me to show him the way to the cellar.Winsome Winnie and other New Nonsense Novels|Stephen Leacock
Suppose a plumber is called into your house on a raw day of January to tinker up a disordered pipe in the cellar.
British Dictionary definitions for cellar
Word Origin for cellar
Word Origin and History for cellar
early 13c., "store room," from Anglo-French celer, Old French celier "cellar, underground passage" (12c., Modern French cellier), from Latin cellarium "pantry, storeroom," literally "group of cells;" which is either directly from cella (see cell), or from noun use of neuter of adjective cellarius "pertaining to a storeroom," from cella. The sense in late Middle English gradually shifted to "underground room." Cellar door attested by 1640s.