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

May I sit here? Asking for and giving permission.

by Liz Walter,
June 03, 2015
We often find ourselves in situations where we need to ask for permission or to reply to people who ask us for permission. Here are some words and phrases to help you do this in a natural way. The simplest way to ask for permission is with the modal verb can: Can

Read More 

ebolaphobia noun

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

Read More