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noun     bottom pronunciation in American English
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  1. 1
    [singular] the lowest part of something

    The page had a line missing from the bottom.

    bottom of:

    She ran down to the bottom of the hill.

    at the bottom (of something):

    The date and time are shown at the bottom of your screen.

    a pain at the bottom of my back

    1. a.
      the lowest surface of an object, on the inside or outside
      bottom of:

      Read what it says on the bottom of the box.

      I can’t get the bottom of this pan clean.

    2. b.
      the deepest part of the ocean or of a pool, lake, or river

      Can you touch the bottom?

      bottom of:

      creatures that live at the bottom of the ocean

  2. 2
    [singular] the part of something that is farthest away from where you are
    bottom of:

    There’s an apple tree at the bottom of our garden.

    Go to the bottom of the street and turn left.

  3. 3
    [singular] the lowest level or position, in status or success
    start at the bottom:

    She started at the bottom and ended up running the company.

    See also rock bottom
  4. 4
    [countable] the part of your body that you sit on

    Try to keep the baby’s bottom dry.

  5. 5


    [plural] the pants of a set of loose clothes or sports clothes. The other part is called the top
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