cellar cellar  /ˈsɛ lər/


  1. (n) the lowermost portion of a structure partly or wholly below ground level; often used for storage
  2. (n) an excavation where root vegetables are stored
  3. (n) storage space where wines are stored



  1. Down in the cellar of the Luxembourg, Paris, loom the shapes of pictures temporarily stored there until the museum needs them again.
  2. As she rushed down to the cellar with her family, another shell burst nearby, smashing the windows in the stairwell and sending a shard of glass into her forehead.
  3. An Austrian man has confessed to imprisoning his daughter in a cellar for 24 years and fathering her seven children.


  1. Across the Table: Dom Pérignon's Richard Geoffroy seeks new pairings for Champagne

    Richard Geoffroy has been the chef de cave for the prestige French Champagne Dom Pérignon for more than two decades. But he's far from the sedate cellar master you'd expect, especially when it comes to matching the famous wine with food. Instead of waxing poetic over caviar or black truffles, his tastes run to black mole as well as Japanese kaiseki and Chinese regional cuisine.
    on June 29, 2013     Source: Los Angeles Times

  2. Exceptional Vintage Wines to be Featured at 4th Annual St. Mark’s Cellar Classic

    On Saturday, June 29, 2013, from 4:00-7:00 p.m., the public is invited to attend the fourth annual St. Mark’s Cellar Classic: An Auction of Rare & Fine Wines in the garden courtyard at St. Mark’s-in-the-Valley Episcopal Church at 2901 Nojoqui Avenue in downtown Los Olivos.
    on June 28, 2013     Source: Santa Barbara Independent

  3. Vino Cellar in Lombard to host town centre fundraiser

    LOMBARD – The Vino Cellar in downtown Lombard is hosting a fundraiser to raise money to support many of the events and activities organized by the Lombard Town Centre.
    on June 28, 2013     Source: Huntley Farmside


  1. "We've been in desperation mode for 10-15 games here to get out of the cellar," Ryan said. "All the other teams are winning, too. Everybody is getting points with us. This is a very critical part of the season."
    on Dec 29, 2009 By: Bobby Ryan Source: MiamiHerald.com

  2. "I think it is very hard any time you're trying to make a transition from a cellar-dwellar to a contender and trying to go for a championship," Brooks said. "There is always going to be lag time. For the programs everybody thinks are great...
    on Oct 15, 2007 By: Rich Brooks Source: SportingNews.com

  3. "Our division is so tight, you drop a couple in a row, you're in the cellar. You win a few in a row, you're in first place," Ritchie said. "We have to figure out how we can win on the road and it's something we have to figure out quick."
    on Jan 9, 2007 By: Byron Ritchie Source: Houston Chronicle

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