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cel·lar

 (sĕl′ər)
n.
1. A room or enclosed space used for storage, usually beneath the ground or under a building.
2. A basement.
3. An underground shelter, as from storms.
4. A wine cellar.
5. Slang The last place or lowest level, especially in competitive standings: The team came from the cellar to win the pennant.
tr.v. cel·lared, cel·lar·ing, cel·lars
To store in a cellar.

[Middle English celer, from Old French, from Late Latin cellārium, pantry, from Latin cella, storeroom; see kel- in Indo-European roots.]

cellar

(ˈsɛlə)
n
1. (Architecture) an underground room, rooms, or storey of a building, usually used for storage. Compare basement
2. (Brewing) a place where wine is stored
3. (Brewing) a stock of bottled wines
vb
(tr) to store in a cellar
[C13: from Anglo-French, from Latin cellārium food store, from cella cella]

cel•lar

(ˈsɛl ər)

n., v. -lared, -lar•ing. n.
1. a room, or set of rooms, wholly or partly underground and usu. beneath a building.
2. an underground room or story.
4. the last place in a competitive ranking or standings.
v.t.
5. to place or store in a cellar.
[1175–1225; Middle English celer < Anglo-French < Latin cellārium storeroom =cell(a) cell + -ārium -ary]
cel′lar•less, adj.

Cellar

 a place for storing wine, hence, the wine bottles collectively.
Example: cellar of bottles, 1627.

cellar


Past participle: cellared
Gerund: cellaring

Imperative
cellar
cellar
Present
I cellar
you cellar
he/she/it cellars
we cellar
you cellar
they cellar
Preterite
I cellared
you cellared
he/she/it cellared
we cellared
you cellared
they cellared
Present Continuous
I am cellaring
you are cellaring
he/she/it is cellaring
we are cellaring
you are cellaring
they are cellaring
Present Perfect
I have cellared
you have cellared
he/she/it has cellared
we have cellared
you have cellared
they have cellared
Past Continuous
I was cellaring
you were cellaring
he/she/it was cellaring
we were cellaring
you were cellaring
they were cellaring
Past Perfect
I had cellared
you had cellared
he/she/it had cellared
we had cellared
you had cellared
they had cellared
Future
I will cellar
you will cellar
he/she/it will cellar
we will cellar
you will cellar
they will cellar
Future Perfect
I will have cellared
you will have cellared
he/she/it will have cellared
we will have cellared
you will have cellared
they will have cellared
Future Continuous
I will be cellaring
you will be cellaring
he/she/it will be cellaring
we will be cellaring
you will be cellaring
they will be cellaring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been cellaring
you have been cellaring
he/she/it has been cellaring
we have been cellaring
you have been cellaring
they have been cellaring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been cellaring
you will have been cellaring
he/she/it will have been cellaring
we will have been cellaring
you will have been cellaring
they will have been cellaring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been cellaring
you had been cellaring
he/she/it had been cellaring
we had been cellaring
you had been cellaring
they had been cellaring
Conditional
I would cellar
you would cellar
he/she/it would cellar
we would cellar
you would cellar
they would cellar
Past Conditional
I would have cellared
you would have cellared
he/she/it would have cellared
we would have cellared
you would have cellared
they would have cellared

Cellar

A small underground or partially underground room separate from other buildings. Affluent farms usually had cellars with masonry walls and concrete tops, but it was not unusual for the walls to be of loose rocks, and the top of logs covered with two feet or so of dirt. To minimize digging, the room was often not completely below the original dirt surface, but had the dirt that was removed from the hole heaped up around the part of the room above the original ground level. In cold climates, food was stored in the cellar to keep it from freezing in the winter. In warm climates, the cellar was used to provide a cool place for keeping food (e.g. milk and butter) during the summer. In tornado-prone regions, the primary function of a cellar was to provide protection from tornadoes.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Cellar - the lowermost portion of a structure partly or wholly below ground levelcellar - the lowermost portion of a structure partly or wholly below ground level; often used for storage
cellarage - a storage area in a cellar
storey, floor, story, level - a structure consisting of a room or set of rooms at a single position along a vertical scale; "what level is the office on?"
2.cellar - an excavation where root vegetables are stored
excavation - a hole in the ground made by excavating
storage space - the area in any structure that provides space for storage
3.Cellar - storage space where wines are storedcellar - storage space where wines are stored
storage space - the area in any structure that provides space for storage
Translations
sklep
kælder
kellarijumbosija
podrum
kjallari
地下室
지하실
pivnica
klet
källare
ห้องใต้ดิน
hầm chứa

cellar

[ˈseləʳ] Nsótano m; (for wine) → bodega f
to keep a good cellartener buena bodega

cellar

[ˈsɛlər] ncave f
a wine cellar → une cave à vinscell biology nbiologie f cellulairecell division n (BIOLOGY)division f cellulaire

cellar

nKeller m; he keeps an excellent cellarer hat einen ausgezeichneten Weinkeller

cellar

[ˈsɛləʳ] ncantina

cellar

(ˈselə) noun
a room, especially underground, especially for stores of coal or wine.

Cellar

قَبْو sklep kælder Keller κελάρι sótano kellari cave podrum cantina 地下室 지하실 kelder kjeller piwnica cave погреб källare ห้องใต้ดิน mahzen hầm chứa 地窖
References in classic literature ?
Nothing delighted you more than to have me tie my piece bags on your backs for burdens, give you hats and sticks and rolls of paper, and let you travel through the house from the cellar, which was the City of Destruction, up, up, to the housetop, where you had all the lovely things you could collect to make a Celestial City.
Already he had four of the strangely shaped savage little creatures, that are used by sportsmen in the pursuit of rabbits, in the cellar of his house.
After I was dressed, I explored the long cellar next the kitchen.
Then he took me in his arms and called me a blessed little goose, and said he would go down to the cellar, if I wished, and have it whitewashed into the bargain.
He therefore dug his cellar, and laid the deep foundations of his mansion, on the square of earth whence Matthew Maule, forty years before, had first swept away the fallen leaves.
I tell you it will be more tolerable for the Fejee that salted down a lean missionary in his cellar against a coming famine; it will be more tolerable for that provident Fejee, I say, in the day of judgment, than for thee, civilized and enlightened gourmand, who nailest geese to the ground and feastest on their bloated livers in thy pate-de-foie-gras.
You would almost have thought he was digging a cellar there in the sea; and when at length his spade struck against the gaunt ribs, it was like turning up old Roman tiles and pottery buried in fat English loam.
In summer the stench of the warm lard would be nauseating, and in winter the cans would all but freeze to his naked little fingers in the unheated cellar.
The store-room, the linen-presses, the china-closet, the kitchen and cellar, that day, all went under an awful review.
I often think that I should like to have my house front on this mass of dull red bushes, omitting other flower plots and borders, transplanted spruce and trim box, even graveled walks--to have this fertile spot under my windows, not a few imported barrowfuls of soil only to cover the sand which was thrown out in digging the cellar.
But there were some who believed it had never been a well at all, and was never deeper than it is now--eighty feet; that at that depth a subterranean passage branched from it and descended gradually to a remote place in the valley, where it opened into somebody's cellar or other hidden recess, and that the secret of this locality is now lost.
I blacked my face en laid hid in de cellar of a ole house dat's burnt down, daytimes, en robbed de sugar hogsheads en grain sacks on de wharf, nights, to git somethin' to eat, en never dast to try to buy noth'n', en I's 'mos' starved.