Meaning of “basement” in the English Dictionary

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"basement" in British English

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basementnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbeɪs.mənt/ us /ˈbeɪs.mənt/

B2 a part of a building consisting of rooms that are partly or completely below the level of the ground:

Our kitchenware department is in the basement.
a basement flat

(Definition of “basement” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"basement" in American English

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basementnoun [ C ]

us /ˈbeɪs·mənt/

a part of a building that is below the level of the first floor:

The hardware department is in the basement.

(Definition of “basement” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)