Meaning of “cellar” in the English Dictionary


"cellar" in English

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cellarnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈsel.ər/ us /ˈsel.ɚ/

Examples from literature

  • Paul had gone down into the cellar and let the door fall behind him. 
  • Ten thousand pounds of powder are in these cellars. 
  • The cream should stand down cellar over night, after being scalded, that it may get perfectly cold. 
  • The currants are to be washed and squeezed in the usual way, and the juice placed in a stone or earthen vessel, and set away in a cool place in the cellar. 
  • Windows there were none in the cellar. 

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

"cellar" in American English

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cellarnoun [ C ]

us /ˈsel·ər/

a room under the ground floor of a building, esp. a house, that is usually used for storage

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