Meaning of “bottom” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun us uk /ˈbɒtəm/
Extra Examples
the bottom shelfThe sauce was now a sticky mass in the bottom of the pan.I keep it in the bottom drawer.I found a few carrots at the bottom of the fridge.There were a few shrivelled apples at the bottom of the bowl.

A1 the lowest part of something:

[ usually singular ] Click on the icon at the bottom of the page.

A2 the flat surface on the lowest side of something:

[ usually singular ] There was a price tag on the bottom of the box.
LOWEST POSITION [ no plural ]

A2 the lowest position in a group, organization, etc:

He did badly in the exam and is at the bottom of the class.
SEA/RIVER ETC [ no plural ]

B1 the ground under a river, lake, or sea:

Divers found the wreck on the bottom of the ocean.
FURTHEST PART [ no plural ]

B1 the part of a road or area of land that is furthest from where you are:

Go to the bottom of the road and turn left.

B1 the part of your body that you sit on

be at the bottom of sth

to be the cause of a problem or situation

get to the bottom of sth

to discover the truth about a situation

→ See also rock bottom , from top to bottom

(Definition of “bottom noun” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)