- 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".
- (euphemism) The buttocks or anus.
- (baseball) The second half of an inning, the home team's turn to bat.
- A submissive in a BDSM relationship or roleplay.
- (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).
- a cargo vessel, a ship.
- certain parts of a vessel, particularly the cargo hold or the portion of the ship that is always underwater.
- 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.
- 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.
- To be the submissive in a BDSM relationship or roleplay.
- The lowest or last place or position.
Etymology: Old English botm, bodan "ground, soil, lowest part," from Proto-Germanic
- ''Those files should go on the shelf.
- 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.
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