bottom noun Definition in the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Definition of “bottom” - Learner’s Dictionary

bottom

noun     /ˈbɒtəm/
LOWEST PART [C]
A1 the lowest part of something: [usually singular] Click on the icon at the bottom of the page.Words meaning parts of things
FLAT SURFACE [C]
A2 the flat surface on the lowest side of something: [usually singular] There was a price tag on the bottom of the box.Under and below
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.Classifying and creating order
SEA/RIVER ETC [no plural]
B1 the ground under a river, lake, or sea: Divers found the wreck on the bottom of the ocean.Parts of watercourses
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.Range and limits
PART OF THE BODY [C]
B1 the part of your body that you sit onThe buttocks
be at the bottom of sth
to be the cause of a problem or situationReasons and explanations
get to the bottom of sth
to discover the truth about a situation →  See also rock bottom , from top to bottom Solving and solutions
(Definition of bottom noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Luckily, no one was hurt. (Adverbs for starting sentences)
Luckily, no one was hurt. (Adverbs for starting sentences)
by ,
June 29, 2016
by Kate Woodford This week we’re looking at adverbs that we use to introduce sentences. We’ll begin with a set of adverbs that we use to show we are grateful for something that happened. Starting with a very common adverb, fortunately often introduces a sentence in which the speaker talks about a good thing that happened,

Read More 

Word of the Day

friend with benefits

a friend with whom you also have a sexual relationship

Word of the Day

creeping obesity noun
creeping obesity noun
June 27, 2016
obesity which results from incremental weight gain over a number of years More than just a holiday glow: Experts reveal taking a vacation can actually save your LIFE (but there is still a risk of ‘creeping obesity’)

Read More