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
 
 
/ˈbɒtəm/
[S or U] the lowest or worst level of something: hit/reach bottom The Nasdaq fell 29.5% but investors recouped all of their losses 7 weeks after stocks hit bottom.at the bottom There was a job for him in the company, as long as he was prepared to start at the bottom.at the bottom of sth The time to buy is at the bottom of a recession.
[S] the lowest part of something: at the bottom (of sth) Click on "save page" at the bottom of the page.
the bottom drops/falls out of the market ECONOMICS, STOCK MARKET used when a product or share has reached its lowest price and people have stopped buying it: The dot-com bubble burst and the bottom fell out of the tech market. When the bottom dropped out of the stock market, he lost money.
(Definition of bottom noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © 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

luck out

to be very lucky

Word of the Day

Think long and hard; the language of decisions

by Liz Walter,
January 28, 2015
One of the best ways (perhaps the best way) to improve your English is to learn how words go together in phrases, idioms, or other patterns such as verb/noun or adjective/noun pairs (often called ‘collocations’). This blog looks at some useful phrases and collocations connected with the subject of decisions, something we

Read More 

micro pig noun

January 26, 2015
an extremely small pig, bred to be a pet Micro pigs have become popular pets recently, with famous owners including Victoria Beckham, Paris Hilton and Olympic diver, Tom Daley.

Read More