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  8  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bottom  \Bot"tom\  (b[o^]t"t[u^]m),  n.  [OE.  botum,  botme,  AS 
  botm;  akin  to  OS  bodom,  D.  bodem,  OHG.  podam,  G.  boden, 
  Icel.  botn,  Sw  botten,  Dan.  bund  (for  budn),  L.  fundus  (for 
  fudnus),  Gr  pyqmh`n  (for  fyqmh`n),  Skr.  budhna  (for 
  bhudhna),  and  Ir  bonn  sole  of  the  foot,  W.  bon  stem,  base. 
  [root]257.  Cf  4th  {Found},  {Fund},  n.] 
  1.  The  lowest  part  of  anything  the  foot;  as  the  bottom  of  a 
  tree  or  well  the  bottom  of  a  hill,  a  lane,  or  a  page. 
 
  Or  dive  into  the  bottom  of  the  deep.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  The  part  of  anything  which  is  beneath  the  contents  and 
  supports  them  as  the  part  of  a  chair  on  which  a  person 
  sits,  the  circular  base  or  lower  head  of  a  cask  or  tub,  or 
  the  plank  floor  of  a  ship's  hold  the  under  surface. 
 
  Barrels  with  the  bottom  knocked  out  --Macaulay. 
 
  No  two  chairs  were  alike;  such  high  backs  and  low 
  backs  and  leather  bottoms  and  worsted  bottoms.  --W. 
  Irving. 
 
  3.  That  upon  which  anything  rests  or  is  founded,  in  a  literal 
  or  a  figurative  sense  foundation;  groundwork. 
 
  4.  The  bed  of  a  body  of  water,  as  of  a  river,  lake,  sea. 
 
  5.  The  fundament;  the  buttocks. 
 
  6.  An  abyss.  [Obs.]  --Dryden. 
 
  7.  Low  land  formed  by  alluvial  deposits  along  a  river; 
  low-lying  ground;  a  dale;  a  valley.  ``The  bottoms  and  the 
  high  grounds.''  --Stoddard. 
 
  8.  (Naut.)  The  part  of  a  ship  which  is  ordinarily  under 
  water;  hence  the  vessel  itself  a  ship. 
 
  My  ventures  are  not  in  one  bottom  trusted.  --Shak. 
 
  Not  to  sell  the  teas,  but  to  return  them  to  London 
  in  the  same  bottoms  in  which  they  were  shipped. 
  --Bancroft. 
 
  {Full  bottom},  a  hull  of  such  shape  as  permits  carrying  a 
  large  amount  of  merchandise. 
 
  9.  Power  of  endurance;  as  a  horse  of  a  good  bottom. 
 
  10.  Dregs  or  grounds;  lees;  sediment.  --Johnson. 
 
  {At  bottom},  {At  the  bottom},  at  the  foundation  or  basis;  in 
  reality.  ``He  was  at  the  bottom  a  good  man.''  --J.  F. 
  Cooper. 
 
  {To  be  at  the  bottom  of},  to  be  the  cause  or  originator  of 
  to  be  the  source  of  [Usually  in  an  opprobrious  sense.] 
  --J.  H.  Newman. 
 
  He  was  at  the  bottom  of  many  excellent  counsels. 
  --Addison. 
 
  {To  go  to  the  bottom},  to  sink;  esp.  to  be  wrecked. 
 
  {To  touch  bottom},  to  reach  the  lowest  point;  to  find 
  something  on  which  to  rest. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bottom  \Bot"tom\,  n.  [OE.  botme,  perh.  corrupt.  for  button.  See 
  {Button}.] 
  A  ball  or  skein  of  thread;  a  cocoon.  [Obs.] 
 
  Silkworms  finish  their  bottoms  in  .  .  .  fifteen  days. 
  --Mortimer. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bottom  \Bot"tom\,  v.  t. 
  To  wind  round  something  as  in  making  a  ball  of  thread. 
  [Obs.] 
 
  As  you  unwind  her  love  from  him  Lest  it  should  ravel 
  and  be  good  to  none,  You  must  provide  to  bottom  it  on 
  me  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bottom  \Bot"tom\,  a. 
  Of  or  pertaining  to  the  bottom;  fundamental;  lowest;  under 
  as  bottom  rock;  the  bottom  board  of  a  wagon  box;  bottom 
  prices. 
 
  {Bottom  glade},  a  low  glade  or  open  place  a  valley;  a  dale. 
  --Milton. 
 
  {Bottom  grass},  grass  growing  on  bottom  lands. 
 
  {Bottom  land}.  See  1st  {Bottom},  n.,  7. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bottom  \Bot"tom\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Bottomed}  (?);  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Bottoming}.] 
  1.  To  found  or  build  upon  to  fix  upon  as  a  support;  -- 
  followed  by  on  or  upon 
 
  Action  is  supposed  to  be  bottomed  upon  principle. 
  --Atterbury. 
 
  Those  false  and  deceiving  grounds  upon  which  many 
  bottom  their  eternal  state].  --South. 
 
  2.  To  furnish  with  a  bottom;  as  to  bottom  a  chair. 
 
  3.  To  reach  or  get  to  the  bottom  of  --Smiles. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bottom  \Bot"tom\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  rest,  as  upon  an  ultimate  support;  to  be  based  or 
  grounded;  --  usually  with  on  or  upon 
 
  Find  on  what  foundation  any  proposition  bottoms. 
  --Locke. 
 
  2.  To  reach  or  impinge  against  the  bottom,  so  as  to  impede 
  free  action  as  when  the  point  of  a  cog  strikes  the  bottom 
  of  a  space  between  two  other  cogs,  or  a  piston  the  end  of 
  a  cylinder. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bottom 
  adj  1:  situated  at  the  bottom  or  lowest  position;  "the  bottom 
  drawer"  [syn:  {bottom(a)}]  [ant:  {side(a)},  {top(a)}] 
  2:  at  the  bottom;  lowest  or  last  "the  bottom  price"  [syn:  {lowest}] 
  3:  the  lowest  rank;  "bottom  member  of  the  class"  [syn:  {poorest}] 
  n  1:  the  lower  side  of  anything  [syn:  {underside},  {undersurface}] 
  2:  the  lowest  part  of  anything  "they  started  at  the  bottom  of 
  the  hill" 
  3:  the  fleshy  part  of  the  human  body  that  you  sit  on  [syn:  {buttocks}, 
  {arse},  {butt},  {backside},  {bum},  {buns},  {can},  {fundament}, 
  {hindquarters},  {hind  end},  {keister},  {posterior},  {prat}, 
  {rear},  {rear  end},  {rump},  {stern},  {seat},  {tail},  {tail 
  end},  {tooshie},  {tush},  {behind},  {derriere},  {fanny},  {ass}] 
  4:  the  second  half  of  an  inning;  while  the  home  team  is  at  bat 
  [syn:  {bottom  of  the  inning}]  [ant:  {top}] 
  5:  a  depression  forming  the  ground  under  a  body  of  water;  "he 
  searched  for  treasure  on  the  ocean  bed"  [syn:  {bed}] 
  6:  low-lying  alluvial  land  near  a  river  [syn:  {bottomland}] 
  7:  a  cargo  ship;  "they  did  much  of  their  overseas  trade  in 
  foreign  bottoms"  [syn:  {freighter},  {merchantman},  {merchant 
  ship}] 
  v  1:  provide  with  a  bottom  or  a  seat,  as  of  chairs 
  2:  strike  the  ground,  as  with  a  ship's  bottom 
  3:  come  to  understand  [syn:  {penetrate},  {fathom}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  bottom 
 
    The  least  defined  element  in  a  given  {domain}. 
 
  Often  used  to  represent  a  non-terminating  computation. 
 
  (In  {LaTeX},  bottom  is  written  as  {\perp},  sometimes  with  the 
  domain  as  a  subscript). 
 
  (1997-01-07) 
 
 




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