Complete Definition of "bottom"

English

Etymology
Old English botm, bodan "ground, soil, lowest part," from Proto-Germanic *buthm- (cf. Old Frisian boden "soil," German Boden "ground, earth, soil"), from Proto-Indo-European base *bhudh- (cf. Sanskrit budhnah, Greek pythmen "foundation," Latin fundus "bottom, piece of land, farm," Old Irish bond "sole of the foot"). Meaning "posterior of a man" is from 1794; the verb "to reach the bottom of" is from 1808. Bottom dollar "the last dollar one has" is from 1882.

Pronunciation
(Received Pronunciation|UK) IPA|/ËbÉtÉm/, SAMPA|/"[email protected]/
(General American|US) IPA|/ËbÉtÉm/, SAMPA|/"[email protected]/
audio|en-us-bottom.ogg|Audio (US)

Noun
en-noun

  1. The lowest part from the uppermost part, in either of these senses:

## The part furthest in the direction toward which an unsupported object would fall.
## The part seen, or intended to be seen, nearest the edge of the visual field normally occupied by the lowest visible objects, as "footers appear at the bottoms of pages".

  1. euphemism The buttocks or anus.
  2. baseball The second half of an inning, the home team's turn to bat.
  3. A submissive in a BDSM relationship or roleplay.
  4. (gay sexual slang) A gay man who likes take a passive sexual role rather than an active role (e.g. to be penetrated in anal sex rather than to penetrate).
  5. nautical

##a cargo vessel, a ship.
##certain parts of a vessel, particularly the cargo hold or the portion of the ship that is always underwater.

Synonyms
(1): base
(2): arse (British), ass, fanny (North American), backside, bot, bott, botty, bum, buttocks
(5): catcher

Antonyms
(1), (2), (5): top

Related terms

bot
bottom feeder
bottom line
bottom-most
bottom out
mid
bottoms up
bottom-up
rock bottom
top to bottom
wind up one's bottoms
bottomer

Translations
trans-top|the lowest part
Afrikaans: onderkant
Catalan: fons m
Czech: dno n
Finnish: pohja, alapää
French: fond m
Hebrew: ת×ת×ת (takhtyt) f
Icelandic: botn m
Italian: parte inferiore f
trans-mid
Korean: ë°ë¥ (badak), ë°í (batang)
Latin: fundus m
Polish: dno n
Russian низ (niz) m
Slovene: dno n
trans-bottom

trans-top|the buttocks or anus
Aromanian: cur m
Catalan: cul m
Finnish: alapää, takapuoli
French: arrière-train m, derrière m, cul m
Galician: cu m
Italian: sedere m, culo m
trans-mid
Korean: ê¶ë¥ì´ (gungdung-i) (for buttocks), ë¥êµ¬ë© (ttonggumeong) (for anus)
Latin: culus m
Polish: zadek m
Portuguese: cu m
Romanian: cur n
Spanish: culo m
trans-bottom

trans-top|gay sexual slang: gay man who prefers to be penetrated in anal sex
trans-mid
Romanian: zânÄ f
Spanish: pasivo m
trans-bottom

Verb
en-verb

  1. To fall to the lowest point.

#:John J. Murphy, Intermarket Analysis: Profiting from Global Market Relationships (2004) p. 119:
#::The Dow Jones Industrial Average bottomed on September 24, 2001. The CRB Index bottomed on October 24.

  1. To be the source of support or authority for something.

#:United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law, Executive Orders and Presidential Directives, (2001) p.59.
#::Moreover, the Supreme Court has held that the President must obey outstanding executive orders, even when bottomed on the Constitution, until they are revoked.

  1. To be the submissive in a BDSM relationship or roleplay.

Adjective
en-adj

  1. The lowest or last place or position.

#:''Those files should go on the bottom shelf.

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