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base·ment

 (bās′mənt)
n.
1. The substructure or foundation of a building.
2. The lowest habitable story of a building, usually below ground level.
3. A complex of undifferentiated igneous and metamorphic rocks underlying sedimentary strata.
4. Slang The last place or lowest level, as in competitive standings.
5. Chiefly New England A public toilet, especially one in a school.

[Probably base + -ment (perhaps influenced by French soubassement, subfoundation).]

basement

(ˈbeɪsmənt)
n
1. (Architecture)
a. a partly or wholly underground storey of a building, esp the one immediately below the main floor. Compare cellar
b. (as modifier): a basement flat.
2. (Architecture) the foundation or substructure of a wall or building
3. (Geological Science) geology a part of the earth's crust formed of hard igneous or metamorphic rock that lies beneath the cover of soft sedimentary rock, sediment, and soil

base•ment

(ˈbeɪs mənt)

n.
1. a story of a building, partly or wholly underground.
2. (in classical and Renaissance architecture) the portion of a building beneath the principal story, treated as a single compositional unit.
3. the lowermost portion of a structure.
4. the undifferentiated assemblage of crystalline rock that underlies the sedimentary strata in any region.
[1720–30]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.basement - the lowermost portion of a structure partly or wholly below ground levelbasement - 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.basement - the ground floor facade or interior in Renaissance architecture
support - supporting structure that holds up or provides a foundation; "the statue stood on a marble support"

basement

noun cellar, crypt, lower ground floor (Brit.), vault, underground room They live in a basement in North London.
Translations
الدّور التَّحْتاني من البنايَهطَابِق تـَحْتَ الَأرْضِ في بناءٍ
suterén
kælderkælder-
kellari
podrum
alagsor
kjallari
地階
지하실
pusrūsisrūsys
puspagraba-puspagraba stāvspuspagrabs
suterénsuterénový
klet
källare
ห้องใต้ดิน
bodrumbodrum katı
tầng hầm

basement

[ˈbeɪsmənt]
A. Nsótano m
B. CPD basement flat (Brit) basement apartment (US) N(apartamento m or (LAm) departamento m de) sótano m

basement

[ˈbeɪsmənt]
n [house] → cave f
modif [room, club] → en sous-solbasement flat (British) nappartement m en sous-solbase metal n (= non-precious metal) → métal m de basebase rate n (FINANCE)taux m de base

basement

n
(in building) → Untergeschoss nt, → Untergeschoß nt (Aus), → Souterrain nt; (in house also) → Keller m, → Kellergeschoss nt, → Kellergeschoß nt (Aus); basement flat (Brit) or apartmentSouterrainwohnung f
(Archit, = foundations) → Fundament nt

basement

[ˈbeɪsmənt] n (of house) → seminterrato; (of shop) → scantinato

basement

(ˈbeismənt) noun
the lowest floor of a building, usually below ground level. She lives in a basement; (also adjective) a basement flat.

basement

طَابِق تـَحْتَ الَأرْضِ في بناءٍ suterén kælder Kellergeschoss υπόγειο sótano kellari sous-sol podrum seminterrato 地階 지하실 kelder kjeller suterena cave, porão подвал källare ห้องใต้ดิน bodrum tầng hầm 地下室