bottom

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bottom is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
bottom

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Singular
bottom

Plural
bottoms

back and bottom
  1. (countable) The bottom of something is its lowest part.
    Lucy took a pen and wrote her name at the bottom of the page.
    He was wet from top to bottom.
    it was wider at the top than the bottom.
    Add wine to the pan and scrape up anything stuck to the pan bottom.
    He stopped at the bottom of the stairs and looked back up.
    I thought this ship was going to the bottom of the ocean.
    I dropped it in the water and it quickly sank to the bottom.
    She came downstairs and sat down on the bottom step.
  2. (countable) If you are at the bottom, you are at the social lowest position.
    Chicago still ranks near the bottom among major cities.
    You don't have to wait until you've hit rock bottom to get help.
  3. (countable) Your bottom is the round part between your legs and your back.
    She ran into the tree and sat down hard on her bottom.
  4. (countable) A bottom is the part of a set of clothing that you put your legs through.
    Her pink top was perfect, but I didn't like how the bottom fit.
  5. (sports) (countable) The bottom of an inning in baseball is its second half.
    It's the bottom of the ninth inning and the score is tied.

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Plain form
bottom

Third-person singular
bottoms

Past tense
bottomed

Past participle
bottomed

Present participle
bottoming

  1. (intransitive) If something bottoms (out), it stops going down.
    When do you think the housing problems are going to bottom out?
    Home prices have yet to bottom out.