basement basement  /ˈbeɪs mənt/


  1. (n) the lowermost portion of a structure partly or wholly below ground level; often used for storage
  2. (n) the ground floor facade or interior in Renaissance architecture


  1. The basement consisted of four windowless rooms and was equipped with a shower and a toilet, as well as a television.
  2. The basement is Lord's favorite place.
  3. Soft drinks are kept upstairs, so there is steady traffic between the basement and the kitchen.


  1. Basement where Josef Fritzl raped his daughter for years sealed with concrete

    The basement of a house in Austria where Josef Fritzl imprisoned his daughter for 24-years - fathering seven children with her - was being sealed off with concrete on Friday.The cramped, windowless dungeon was purpose built by Fritzl, now 78, beneath the family home in Amstetten, about 60 miles west of Vienna.When she turned 18, Fritzl locked his daughter Elisabeth in the basement and used her ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: NBC NEWS

  2. Man living in Naperville basement faces child porn charges

    A 30-year-old man living in the basement of a Naperville home is facing six counts of possession of child pornography after police found images and videos on his computer, authorities said Thursday. Timothy A. Carpenter, who police said was living in a basement on the 1500 block of Treeline Court in central Naperville, was taken into custody about 6:15 a.m. Wednesday.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Daily Herald

  3. Basement where woman kept imprisoned by father for 24 years filled in

    AMSTETTEN, Australia, June 20 (UPI) -- The basement prison cell in Austria where Josef Fritzl kept his daughter imprisoned for 24 years is being filled with cement, officials said.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: UPI

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  1. Before his phone went dead, Mr. Karim added: "I managed to turn away and I ran into the hotel kitchen and then we were shunted into a restaurant in the basement. We are now in the dark in this room, and we have barricaded all the doors. It's really...
    on Nov 26, 2008 By: Sajjad Karim Source: New York Times

  2. Pinkett Smith says she's amazed "how people want to focus on `She's tied up in the basement and he throws steaks to her at night and she gets to see Suri only on Sundays.' It's ridiculous."
    on May 3, 2007 By: Jada Pinkett Smith Source: Forbes

  3. "I refused it as a gift," Stevens replied. "I let him put it in our basement at his request."
    on Oct 20, 2008 By: Ted Stevens Source: Forbes

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