Antonyms for bottom

Grammar : Adj, noun
Spell : bot-uh m
Phonetic Transcription : ˈbɒt əm

Definition of bottom

Origin :
  • Old English botm, bodan "ground, soil, foundation, lowest part," from Proto-Germanic *buthm- (cf. Old Frisian boden "soil," Old Norse botn, Dutch bodem, Old High German bodam, German Boden "ground, earth, soil"), from PIE root *bhu(n)d(h)- (cf. Sanskrit budhnah, Avestan buna- "bottom," Greek pythmen "foundation," Latin fundus "bottom, piece of land, farm," Old Irish bond "sole of the foot"). Meaning "posterior of a person" is from 1794. Bottom dollar "the last dollar one has" is from 1882. Bottom-feeder, originally of fishes, is from 1866.
  • adj lowest; fundamental
  • noun foundation
  • noun base, core
  • noun rear end
Example sentences :
  • Presently Percival found himself again at the bottom of the shaft.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • It seemed like one risen from the dead, for he supposed him lying at the bottom of the sea.
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • Had the dead come back from the bottom of the sea to expose him?
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • He thought I was at the bottom of the sea, and the receipt with me.
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • The bucket is perforated at the bottom, and being elevated, the oil drains off.
  • Extract from : « The Story of the Invention of Steel Pens » by Henry Bore
  • Viviette had told Austin the thing that glowed sacred at the bottom of his soul.
  • Extract from : « Viviette » by William J. Locke
  • She was lying at the bottom of her white-curtained nursery cot.
  • Extract from : « Life and Death of Harriett Frean » by May Sinclair
  • He sounded that pool with a long branch and found no bottom.
  • Extract from : « Way of the Lawless » by Max Brand
  • The banks of the watercourse were steep, the bottom was sandy.
  • Extract from : « Journal of an Expedition into the Interior of Tropical Australia » by Thomas Mitchell
  • In the bottom of the pan is a rack upon which the meat may rest.
  • Extract from : « Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 3 » by Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences

Synonyms for bottom

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