bot|tom1 [ `batəm ] noun ***
▸ 1 lowest/deepest part
▸ 2 part farthest from you
▸ 3 lowest level in status
▸ 4 part of body you sit on
▸ 5 pants
1. ) singular the lowest part of something:
The page had a line missing from the bottom.
bottom of: She ran down to the bottom of the hill.
at the bottom (of something): The date and time are shown at the bottom of your screen.
a pain at the bottom of my back
a ) the lowest surface of an object, on the inside or outside:
bottom of: Read what it says on the bottom of the box.
I can't get the bottom of this pan clean.
b ) the deepest part of the ocean or of a pool, lake, or river:
Can you touch the bottom?
bottom of: creatures that live at the bottom of the ocean
2. ) singular the part of something that is furthest away from where you are:
bottom of: There's an apple tree at the bottom of our garden.
Go to the bottom of the street and turn left.
3. ) singular the lowest level or position, in status or success:
start at the bottom: She started at the bottom and ended up running the company.
4. ) count the part of your body that you sit on:
Try to keep the baby's bottom dry.
5. ) bottoms plural the pants of a set of loose clothes or sports clothes. The other part is called the top:
pajama bottoms
at bottom FORMAL
used when explaining the basic cause or nature of something:
Most of these arguments are, at bottom, motivated by a fear of change.
be at the bottom of something
to be the true cause of something:
His jealousy is at the bottom of most of our problems.
the bottom drops out of/falls out of something
used for saying that something stops being successful or stops making money, often because people stop buying a product:
Analysts are warning that the bottom could soon fall out of the market.
the bottom of the 6th/9th etc.
the second half of an INNING in baseball
bottoms up
used for expressing good wishes before drinking an alcoholic drink. The more usual word is cheers.
from the bottom of my heart
used for emphasizing that you are very sincere about something
get to the bottom of something
to find out the true cause or explanation of a bad situation
bot|tom 2 [ `batəm ] adjective **
1. ) only before noun in the lowest place or part:
She sat on the bottom step.
the bottom half of the page
Click on the Start button in the bottom left-hand corner of the screen.
2. ) at the lowest level or position, in status or success:
people in the bottom 25% of the earnings table
come bottom (=get the worst result in a test or examination): In the last spelling test, I came bottom.
bot|tom 3 [ `batəm ] verb
,bottom `out phrasal verb intransitive
if something such as an economy or price bottoms out, it reaches its lowest level before starting to improve again:
Real estate values are still falling, and show no signs of bottoming out.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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