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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cellar  \Cel"lar\,  n.  [OE.  celer,  OF  celier,  F.  celier,  fr  L. 
  cellarium  a  receptacle  for  food,  pantry,  fr  cella  storeroom. 
  See  {Cell}.] 
  A  room  or  rooms  under  a  building,  and  usually  below  the 
  surface  of  the  ground,  where  provisions  and  other  stores  are 
  kept. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cellar 
  n  1:  the  lowermost  portion  of  a  structure  partly  or  wholly  below 
  ground  level;  often  used  for  storage  [syn:  {basement}] 
  2:  a  pit  where  root  vegetables  are  stored  [syn:  {root  cellar}] 
  3:  space  where  wines  are  stored  [syn:  {wine  cellar}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Cellar 
  a  subterranean  vault  (1  Chr.  27:28),  a  storehouse.  The  word  is 
  also  used  to  denote  the  treasury  of  the  temple  (1  Kings  7:51) 
  and  of  the  king  (14:26).  The  Hebrew  word  is  rendered  garner"  in 
  Joel  1:17,  and  armoury"  in  Jer.  50:25. 
 




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