bottom definition, meaning - what is bottom in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “bottom”

See all translations

bottom

noun uk   /ˈbɒt.əm/  us   /ˈbɑː.t̬əm/

bottom noun (LOWEST PLACE)

A1 [C usually singular] the lowest part of something: He stood at the bottom of the stairs and called up to me. Extra information will be found at the bottom of the page. The ship had sunk to the bottom of the sea/the sea bottom. At school, Einstein was (at the) bottom of (= the least successful student in) his class. The manager of the hotel started at the bottom (= in one of the least important jobs) 30 years ago, as a porter. The rich usually get richer, while the people at the bottom (= at the lowest position in society) stay there.bottoms [plural] the lower part of a piece of clothing that consists of two parts: I've found my bikini bottoms but not my top. Have you seen my pyjama bottoms anywhere?
More examples

bottom noun (FARTHEST PART)

B1 [C usually singular] the farthest part of something: His feet stuck out from the bottom of the bed.UK They live at the bottom of our street (= the other end of the street from us).
More examples

bottom noun (BODY PART)

B1 [C] the part of your body that you sit on: She slipped and fell on her bottom.
More examples
(Definition of bottom from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of bottom?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “bottom” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

generous

willing to give money, help, kindness, etc., especially more than is usual or expected

Word of the Day

She’s got very good posture. (How we stand and sit)

by Kate Woodford,
May 27, 2015
Recently on this blog, we looked at the words that we use to describe the way we move. This week we’re looking at words for describing our bodies when they are still, whether we are standing or sitting. Since most of us do far too much of this, let’s start with sitting.

Read More 

ebolaphobia noun

June 01, 2015
irrational fear of the (spread of) the Ebola virus Ebolaphobia Going Viral

Read More