bottomless


Also found in: Thesaurus, Financial, Idioms, Encyclopedia.

bot·tom·less

 (bŏt′əm-lĭs)
adj.
1. Having no bottom.
2. Too deep to be measured: a bottomless glacial lake.
3. Difficult or impossible to understand; unfathomable: one of the bottomless mysteries of life.
4. Having no limitations or bounds; limitless: a bottomless supply of money.
5.
a. Nude, especially unclothed below the waist: bottomless dancers.
b. Featuring such dancers as entertainment: bottomless bars.

bot′tom·less·ly adv.

bottomless

(ˈbɒtəmlɪs)
adj
1. having no bottom
2. unlimited; inexhaustible
3. very deep

bot•tom•less

(ˈbɒt əm lɪs)

adj.
1. lacking a bottom.
2. immeasurably deep.
3. without bounds; unlimited: a bottomless supply of money.
4. without basis, cause, or reason: a bottomless accusation.
5.
a. nude or nearly nude below the waist.
b. featuring bottomless entertainers.
[1275–1325]
bot′tom•less•ly, adv.
bot′tom•less•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.bottomless - extremely deep; "a bottomless pit"; "a bottomless lake"
deep - having great spatial extension or penetration downward or inward from an outer surface or backward or laterally or outward from a center; sometimes used in combination; "a deep well"; "a deep dive"; "deep water"; "a deep casserole"; "a deep gash"; "deep massage"; "deep pressure receptors in muscles"; "deep shelves"; "a deep closet"; "surrounded by a deep yard"; "hit the ball to deep center field"; "in deep space"; "waist-deep"
2.bottomless - having no bottom; "bottomless pajamas consisting simply of a long top opening down the front"
bottomed - having a bottom of a specified character
3.bottomless - having no apparent limits or bounds; "a bottomless supply of money"; "bottomless pockets"
unlimited, limitless - having no limits in range or scope; "to start with a theory of unlimited freedom is to end up with unlimited despotism"- Philip Rahv; "the limitless reaches of outer space"
4.bottomless - unclothed especially below the waist or featuring such nudeness; "bottomless dancers"; "a bottomless bar"
unclothed - not wearing clothing

bottomless

adjective
2. deep, profound, yawning, boundless, unfathomable, immeasurable, fathomless, abyssal His eyes were like bottomless brown pools.

bottomless

adjective
Having no basis or foundation in fact:
Translations
لا قَعْرَ لَهُ، عَميقٌ جِدّا
bezedný
bundløs
botnlaus
bezodný
çok derindipsiz

bottomless

[ˈbɒtəmlɪs] ADJ [pit] → sin fondo, insondable; [supply] → interminable

bottomless

[ˈbɒtəmləs] adj [purse, pocket] → sans fond
a bottomless pit → un puits sans fondbottom line n
(= key point) the bottom line is that ... → l'essentiel, c'est que ...
that's the bottom line → c'est le vrai problème
(FINANCE) (= profitability) → résultat m (net), ligne f de résultat
(= lowest price) → prix m le plus bas

bottomless

[ˈbɒtəmlɪs] adj (pit) → senza fondo; (funds, supply) → inesauribile

bottom

(ˈbotəm) noun
1. the lowest part of anything. the bottom of the sea.
2. the part of the body on which a person sits.
ˈbottomless adjective
very deep. a bottomless pit.
be at the bottom of
to be the cause of (usually something bad). Who's at the bottom of these rumours?
get to the bottom of
to discover the explanation or the real facts of (a mystery etc).
References in classic literature ?
"It's very apt to set him off with the same energy in a much worse direction," answered Fisher; "a pretty endless sort of direction, a bottomless pit as deep as the bottomless well."
Bottomless vales and boundless floods, And chasms, and caves, and Titian woods, With forms that no man can discover For the dews that drip all over; Mountains toppling evermore Into seas without a shore; Seas that restlessly aspire, Surging, unto skies of fire; Lakes that endlessly outspread Their lone waters - lone and dead, - Their still waters - still and chilly With the snows of the lolling lily.
Merchant ships are but extension bridges; armed ones but floating forts; even pirates and privateers, though following the sea as highwaymen the road, they but plunder other ships, other fragments of the land like themselves, without seeking to draw their living from the bottomless deep itself.
The first tumbler in the world, you must know, was Lucifer, when they cast or pitched him out of heaven; for he came tumbling into the bottomless pit."
Out of the bottomless profundities the gigantic tail seems spasmodically snatching at the highest heaven.
If there's one devil that I should like to see in the bottomless pit more than another, it's the drink devil."
These papers are delivered to a set of artists, very dexterous in finding out the mysterious meanings of words, syllables, and letters: for instance, they can discover a close stool, to signify a privy council; a flock of geese, a senate; a lame dog, an invader; the plague, a standing army; a buzzard, a prime minister; the gout, a high priest; a gibbet, a secretary of state; a chamber pot, a committee of grandees; a sieve, a court lady; a broom, a revolution; a mouse-trap, an employment; a bottomless pit, a treasury; a sink, a court; a cap and bells, a favourite; a broken reed, a court of justice; an empty tun, a general; a running sore, the administration.
He spent money like water, but he spent from a bottomless purse.
The bay was like a bottomless pit of intense light.
Some think it is bottomless. It is nowhere muddy, and a casual observer would say that there were no weeds at all in it; and of noticeable plants, except in the little meadows recently overflowed, which do not properly belong to it, a closer scrutiny does not detect a flag nor a bulrush, nor even a lily, yellow or white, but only a few small heart-leaves and potamogetons, and perhaps a water-target or two; all which however a bather might not perceive; and these plants are clean and bright like the element they grow in.
More than once the trail fairly hung on the edge of some almost bottomless gorge, and again it wound its way between great walls of rock, so poised that they appeared about to topple over and crush the travelers.
It was for the instant confounding and bottomless, for if he WERE innocent, what then on earth was I?