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Your bottom is the part of your body that you sit on. You can use bottom in conversation and in most kinds of writing.
Speakers of American English usually say behind rather than 'bottom'.
In formal writing, you refer to this part of your body as your buttocks.
In conversation, some British speakers say bum instead of 'bottom', and some American speakers say butt. It is best to avoid both these words as many people think they are impolite.
Past participle: bottomed
|Noun||1.||bottom - the lower side of anything |
base - a flat bottom on which something is intended to sit; "a tub should sit on its own base"
bilge - where the sides of the vessel curve in to form the bottom
heel - the bottom of a shoe or boot; the back part of a shoe or boot that touches the ground and provides elevation
sole - the underside of footwear or a golf club
side, face - a surface forming part of the outside of an object; "he examined all sides of the crystal"; "dew dripped from the face of the leaf"
underbelly - lower side; "the underbellies of clouds"
|2.||bottom - the lowest part of anything; "they started at the bottom of the hill"|
foot - the lower part of anything; "curled up on the foot of the bed"; "the foot of the page"; "the foot of the list"; "the foot of the mountain"
base - (anatomy) the part of an organ nearest its point of attachment; "the base of the skull"
rock bottom - the absolute bottom
|3.||bottom - the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on; "he deserves a good kick in the butt"; "are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?"|
arse, ass, behind, buns, buttocks, hind end, hindquarters, keister, nates, posterior, prat, derriere, fanny, rear end, tooshie, tush, seat, fundament, backside, rump, stern, tail end, tail, rear, bum, can, butt
body part - any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity
|4.||bottom - the second half of an inning; while the home team is at bat|
|5.||bottom - a depression forming the ground under a body of water; "he searched for treasure on the ocean bed"|
Davy Jones, Davy Jones's locker, ocean bottom, ocean floor, sea bottom, sea floor, seabed - the bottom of a sea or ocean
|6.||bottom - low-lying alluvial land near a river|
|7.||bottom - a cargo ship; "they did much of their overseas trade in foreign bottoms"|
|Verb||1.||bottom - provide with a bottom or a seat; "bottom the chairs"|
|2.||bottom - strike the ground, as with a ship's bottom|
|3.||bottom - come to understand|
understand - know and comprehend the nature or meaning of; "She did not understand her husband"; "I understand what she means"
|Adj.||1.||bottom - situated at the bottom or lowest position; "the bottom drawer"|
side - located on a side; "side fences"; "the side porch"
top - situated at the top or highest position; "the top shelf"
|2.||bottom - the lowest rank; "bottom member of the class"|
worst - (superlative of `bad') most wanting in quality or value or condition; "the worst player on the team"; "the worst weather of the year"
lowest part top, cover, surface, crown, summit, height, peak, lid
at the bottom (of) [+ page, hill, ladder] → al pie (de); [+ road] → al fondo (de)
the bottom has fallen out of the market → el mercado se ha venido abajo
the bottom fell or dropped out of his world → se le vino el mundo abajo
to knock the bottom out of → desfondar
on the bottom (of) (= underside) [+ box, case etc] → en la parte inferior (de), en el fondo (de); [+ shoe] → en la suela (de); [+ sea, lake etc] → en el fondo (de)
to go to the bottom (Naut) → irse a pique
to send a ship to the bottom → hundir un buque
to touch bottom (lit) → tocar fondo (fig) → tocar fondo, llegar al punto más bajo
bottoms up! → ¡salud!
see also false A4
at bottom → en el fondo
he's at the bottom of it → él está detrás de esto
to get to the bottom of sth → llegar al fondo de algo
from the bottom of my heart → de todo corazón
bottom floor N → planta f baja
bottom gear N (Aut) → primera f (marcha)
bottom half N → parte f de abajo, mitad f inferior
bottom line N (= minimum) → mínimo m aceptable; (= essential point) → lo fundamental
the bottom line is he has to go → a fin de cuentas tenemos que despedirlo
bottom price N → precio m más bajo
bottom step N → primer peldaño m
bottom team N → colista m
at the bottom of [lake, sea, container] → au fond de; [garden] → au bout de; [stairs, cliff] → au pied de; [screen, page] → au bas de
to get to the bottom of sth (fig) → découvrir le fin fond de qch
at bottom → au fond
to be at the bottom of sth (= the real cause of) → être à l'origine de qch
from the bottom of one's heart → du fond du cœur
bottoms up! → cul sec!
to be bottom of the league [team] → être en dernière place du championnat
to be at the bottom of the table [team] → être dernier au classement
to be at the bottom of the pay scale [employee] → être au bas de l'échelle des salaires
to start at the bottom [young employee] → commencer tout en bas
to work one's way up from the bottom [employee]
He worked his way up from the bottom → Il a gravi un à un les échelons de la réussite.
the bottom shelf → l'étagère inférieure
the bottom half of [league, division] → la deuxième moitié de
to be in bottom place → être à la dernière place
at the bottom of (hill, ladder) → ai piedi di (road, list) → in fondo a
at the bottom of the page → in fondo alla pagina, a piè di pagina
to be bottom of the class → essere l'ultimo/a della classe
on the bottom (of) (shoe) → sotto (sea, lake) → sul fondo (di)
the boat floated bottom up → la barca galleggiava capovolta
I fell flat on my bottom → sono caduto battendo il sedere
at bottom → in fondo
from the bottom of my heart → con tutto il cuore, dal profondo del cuore
to get to the bottom of sth (fig) → andare al fondo di or in fondo a qc
he's at the bottom of it (fig) → qui ci dev'essere il suo zampino
bottoms up! (fam) → cin-cin!