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Meaning of “bottom” in the English Dictionary

"bottom" in British English

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bottomnoun

uk   /ˈbɒt.əm/  us   /ˈbɑː.t̬əm/
  • bottom noun (LOWEST PLACE)

A1 [C usually singular] the ​lowestpart 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 ​successfulstudent in) his ​class. The ​manager of the ​hotelstarted at the bottom (= in one of the least ​importantjobs) 30 ​years ago, as a ​porter. The ​rich usually get ​richer, while the ​people at the bottom (= at the ​lowestposition in ​society)stay there.bottoms [plural] the ​lowerpart 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?

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  • bottom noun (FARTHEST PART)

B1 [C usually singular] the ​farthestpart of something: His ​feetstuck out from the bottom of the ​bed.UK They ​live at the bottom of ​ourstreet (= the other end of the ​street from us).

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  • bottom noun (BODY PART)

B1 [C] the ​part of ​yourbody that you ​sit on: She ​slipped and ​fell on her bottom.

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

"bottom" in American English

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bottomnoun

 us   /ˈbɑt̬·əm/
  • bottom noun (LOWEST PART)

[C usually sing] the ​lowestpart of something: He ​stood at the bottom of the ​stairs and called up to me. [C usually sing] A bottom is the ​lowerpart of an ​item of ​clothing that consists of two ​parts: pajama bottoms [C usually sing] The bottom is also the least ​importantposition: The ​manager of the ​hotelstarted at the bottom 30 ​years ago.
  • bottom noun (BODY PART)

[C] the ​buttocks
(Definition of bottom from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"bottom" in Business English

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bottomnoun

uk   us   /ˈbɒtəm/
[S or U] the ​lowest or worst ​level of something: hit/reach bottom The Nasdaq ​fell 29.5% but ​investorsrecouped all of their ​losses 7 weeks after ​stockshit 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 ​lowestpart of something: at the bottom (of sth) Click on "​savepage" 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 ​lowestprice and ​people have ​stoppedbuying it: The dot-com ​bubble burst and the bottom ​fell out of the ​techmarket. When the bottom ​dropped out of the ​stockmarket, he ​lostmoney.

bottomadjective [before noun]

uk   us   /ˈbɒtəm/
lowest in a ​range of ​levels: the bottom end/level The ​flotation could ​produce a £132m ​profit at the ​top end of the ​range and £59m at the bottom end. That still ​leaves us in the bottom half of ​spendinglevels in the EU.
lowest in ​position: the bottom corner/edge/part The ​navigationbuttons are in the bottom ​part of the ​window.
(Definition of bottom from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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