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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
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And in this chapter it was, headed Smeer, or Fat, that I found a long detailed list of the outfits for the larders and cellars of 180 sail of Dutch whalemen; from which list, as translated by Dr.
There are able-bodied men here who work from early morning until late at night, in ice-cold cellars with a quarter of an inch of water on the floor--men who for six or seven months in the year never see the sunlight from Sunday afternoon till the next Sunday morning-- and who cannot earn three hundred dollars in a year.
Every pore inside the boys' cheeks became a spouting fountain; they could scarcely bail out the cellars under their tongues fast enough to prevent an inundation; little overflowings down their throats occurred in spite of all they could do, and sudden retchings followed every time.
The man who had left his saw sticking in the firewood he was cutting, set it in motion again; the women who had left on a door-step the little pot of hot ashes, at which she had been trying to soften the pain in her own starved fingers and toes, or in those of her child, returned to it; men with bare arms, matted locks, and cadaverous faces, who had emerged into the winter light from cellars, moved away, to descend again; and a gloom gathered on the scene that appeared more natural to it than sunshine.
Every room above, and every cask in the wine-merchant's cellars below, appeared to have a separate peal of echoes of its own.
You have heard the "counting-house" mentioned, or the business, or the cellars, or the wharf, or something about it.
As to strong beer, there's enough of it in the cellars already, to drown the Manor House.
And for the storing of your cellars in the last season with the due allowance of Gascon wine,'' interrupted the Jew; ``but that that is small matters.
He had run up against the ghost on the little staircase, by the footlights, which leads to "the cellars.
She was as rich too as she was beautiful, for the cellars of the castle were full of precious stones, and great chests of the finest gold stood round the walls of all the rooms.
People were hiding in trenches and cellars, and many of the survivors had made off towards Woking village and Send.
This adjoins the lower part of the governor's apartments, and were we to work our way through, we should only get into some lock-up cellars, where we must necessarily be recaptured.