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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 ?
It certainly appeared, at first sight, a singular spot to choose, for that or any other purpose of relaxation, if the other cellars answered to the one in which this brief colloquy took place; for the floors were of sodden earth, the walls and roof of damp bare brick tapestried with the tracks of snails and slugs; the air was sickening, tainted, and offensive.
Some neighbors even affirm that they had once seen, through an air-hole, Archdeacon Claude excavating, turning over, digging up the earth in the two cellars, whose supports had been daubed with numberless couplets and hieroglyphics by Nicolas Flamel himself.
He had run up against the ghost on the little staircase, by the footlights, which leads to "the cellars.
The neighborhood of my ward continues to be pillaged by soldiers of the 3rd Corps who, not satisfied with taking from the unfortunate inhabitants hiding in the cellars the little they have left, even have the ferocity to wound them with their sabers, as I have repeatedly witnessed.
Even the dungeon-like vaults beneath, now lighted and ventilated on the most approved modern plan, had been turned as if by magic into kitchens, servants' offices, ice-rooms, and wine cellars, worthy of the splendour of the grandest hotel in Italy, in the now bygone period of seventeen years since.
While fighting and retreating, as I have told Monseigneur, he found the door of the cellar stairs behind him, and as the door was open, he took out the key, and barricaded himself inside.
I opened the door of the coal cellar, and stood there in the darkness staring at the faintly lit doorway into the kitchen, and listen- ing.
One day she accompanied me, upon some household errand, into the cellar of the old building which our poverty compelled us to inhabit.
There was no garret at all, and no cellar--except a small hole dug in the ground, called a cyclone cellar, where the family could go in case one of those great whirlwinds arose, mighty enough to crush any building in its path.
She lighted a lamp to show me the inside of the roof and the walls, and also that the board floor extended under the bed, warning me not to step into the cellar, a sort of dust hole two feet deep.
We can get along WITH it, too," he says; "just you slide down cellar and fetch it.
The king opened it himself, and beheld Colbert, whose first word was this: -- "The money is in your majesty's cellar.