bottom bottom  /ˈbɑ təm/


  1. (n) the lower side of anything
  2. (n) the lowest part of anything
  3. (n) the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on
  4. (n) the second half of an inning; while the home team is at bat
  5. (n) a depression forming the ground under a body of water
  6. (n) low-lying alluvial land near a river
  7. (n) a cargo ship
  8. (v) provide with a bottom or a seat
  9. (v) strike the ground, as with a ship's bottom
  10. (v) come to understand
  11. (adj) situated at the bottom or lowest position
  12. (adj) the lowest rank



  1. The global fishing industry is increasingly trawling the high seas for bottom-dwelling fish a practice environmentalists say is the world's most destructive business.
  2. Attrition isn't working, so best-to-worst grading is gaining and those on the bottom get the boot.
  3. When they reached the bottom, the officers looked around with the beams of their 1,000-watt searchlights.


  1. Yankees, Rivera Survive Wild 9th to Snap Skid

    Bases loaded with two outs. Bottom of the ninth inning in a one-run game. The greatest closer in baseball history facing one of the best hitters of his generation.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: New York Times

  2. Santa Clara River bottom fire suspends rail service temporarily

    Firefighters were mopping up a grass fire off the edge of Oxnard after the river bottom blaze spread to a train trestle, officials said.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Ventura County Star

  3. River bottom fire burning in Prowers County

    A fire started in the Arkansas River bottom near Lamar Friday evening. An official with the Prowers County Office of Emergency Management tweeted that the fire, burning west of Lamar, was started by lightning. At last report, no evacuations had been ordered. 11 fire trucks, 19 firefighters, 1 bulldozer, and 4 other pieces of heavy equipment were being used to fight the fire. The size of the fire ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: KRDO Colorado Springs


  1. "We can say Germany wasn't as good as we thought they'd be today," Spain Coach Vicente del Bosque said. "But that is due to the excellent performance of our team. Bottom line is we played better than expected."
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Vicente del Bosque Source: Bellingham Herald

  2. Speaking more forcefully than at any time since the attempted attack, Mr Obama said: "The bottom line is this. The US government had sufficient information to have uncovered this plot and potentially disrupt the Christmas Day attack. But our...
    on Jan 6, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: Irish Times

  3. "Soccer can be a cruel game," Donovan said. "Sometimes you're at the top and sometimes you are at the bottom of the mountain."
    on Jun 26, 2010 By: Donovan Source: IndyPosted

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