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  8  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Bottom  \Bot"tom\  (b[o^]t"t[u^]m),  n.  [OE.  botum,  botme,  AS 
  botm;  akin  to  OS  bodom,  D.  bodem,  OHG.  podam,  G.  boden, 
  Icel.  botn,  Sw  botten,  Dan.  bund  (for  budn),  L.  fundus  (for 
  fudnus),  Gr  pyqmh`n  (for  fyqmh`n),  Skr.  budhna  (for 
  bhudhna),  and  Ir  bonn  sole  of  the  foot,  W.  bon  stem,  base. 
  [root]257.  Cf  4th  {Found},  {Fund},  n.] 
  1.  The  lowest  part  of  anything  the  foot;  as  the  bottom  of  a 
  tree  or  well  the  bottom  of  a  hill,  a  lane,  or  a  page. 
  Or  dive  into  the  bottom  of  the  deep.  --Shak. 
  2.  The  part  of  anything  which  is  beneath  the  contents  and 
  supports  them  as  the  part  of  a  chair  on  which  a  person 
  sits,  the  circular  base  or  lower  head  of  a  cask  or  tub,  or 
  the  plank  floor  of  a  ship's  hold  the  under  surface. 
  Barrels  with  the  bottom  knocked  out  --Macaulay. 
  No  two  chairs  were  alike;  such  high  backs  and  low 
  backs  and  leather  bottoms  and  worsted  bottoms.  --W. 
  3.  That  upon  which  anything  rests  or  is  founded,  in  a  literal 
  or  a  figurative  sense  foundation;  groundwork. 
  4.  The  bed  of  a  body  of  water,  as  of  a  river,  lake,  sea. 
  5.  The  fundament;  the  buttocks. 
  6.  An  abyss.  [Obs.]  --Dryden. 
  7.  Low  land  formed  by  alluvial  deposits  along  a  river; 
  low-lying  ground;  a  dale;  a  valley.  ``The  bottoms  and  the 
  high  grounds.''  --Stoddard. 
  8.  (Naut.)  The  part  of  a  ship  which  is  ordinarily  under 
  water;  hence  the  vessel  itself  a  ship. 
  My  ventures  are  not  in  one  bottom  trusted.  --Shak. 
  Not  to  sell  the  teas,  but  to  return  them  to  London 
  in  the  same  bottoms  in  which  they  were  shipped. 
  {Full  bottom},  a  hull  of  such  shape  as  permits  carrying  a 
  large  amount  of  merchandise. 
  9.  Power  of  endurance;  as  a  horse  of  a  good  bottom. 
  10.  Dregs  or  grounds;  lees;  sediment.  --Johnson. 
  {At  bottom},  {At  the  bottom},  at  the  foundation  or  basis;  in 
  reality.  ``He  was  at  the  bottom  a  good  man.''  --J.  F. 
  {To  be  at  the  bottom  of},  to  be  the  cause  or  originator  of 
  to  be  the  source  of  [Usually  in  an  opprobrious  sense.] 
  --J.  H.  Newman. 
  He  was  at  the  bottom  of  many  excellent  counsels. 
  {To  go  to  the  bottom},  to  sink;  esp.  to  be  wrecked. 
  {To  touch  bottom},  to  reach  the  lowest  point;  to  find 
  something  on  which  to  rest. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Bottom  \Bot"tom\,  n.  [OE.  botme,  perh.  corrupt.  for  button.  See 
  A  ball  or  skein  of  thread;  a  cocoon.  [Obs.] 
  Silkworms  finish  their  bottoms  in  .  .  .  fifteen  days. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Bottom  \Bot"tom\,  v.  t. 
  To  wind  round  something  as  in  making  a  ball  of  thread. 
  As  you  unwind  her  love  from  him  Lest  it  should  ravel 
  and  be  good  to  none,  You  must  provide  to  bottom  it  on 
  me  --Shak. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Bottom  \Bot"tom\,  a. 
  Of  or  pertaining  to  the  bottom;  fundamental;  lowest;  under 
  as  bottom  rock;  the  bottom  board  of  a  wagon  box;  bottom 
  {Bottom  glade},  a  low  glade  or  open  place  a  valley;  a  dale. 
  {Bottom  grass},  grass  growing  on  bottom  lands. 
  {Bottom  land}.  See  1st  {Bottom},  n.,  7. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Bottom  \Bot"tom\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Bottomed}  (?);  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Bottoming}.] 
  1.  To  found  or  build  upon  to  fix  upon  as  a  support;  -- 
  followed  by  on  or  upon 
  Action  is  supposed  to  be  bottomed  upon  principle. 
  Those  false  and  deceiving  grounds  upon  which  many 
  bottom  their  eternal  state].  --South. 
  2.  To  furnish  with  a  bottom;  as  to  bottom  a  chair. 
  3.  To  reach  or  get  to  the  bottom  of  --Smiles. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Bottom  \Bot"tom\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  rest,  as  upon  an  ultimate  support;  to  be  based  or 
  grounded;  --  usually  with  on  or  upon 
  Find  on  what  foundation  any  proposition  bottoms. 
  2.  To  reach  or  impinge  against  the  bottom,  so  as  to  impede 
  free  action  as  when  the  point  of  a  cog  strikes  the  bottom 
  of  a  space  between  two  other  cogs,  or  a  piston  the  end  of 
  a  cylinder. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  situated  at  the  bottom  or  lowest  position;  "the  bottom 
  drawer"  [syn:  {bottom(a)}]  [ant:  {side(a)},  {top(a)}] 
  2:  at  the  bottom;  lowest  or  last  "the  bottom  price"  [syn:  {lowest}] 
  3:  the  lowest  rank;  "bottom  member  of  the  class"  [syn:  {poorest}] 
  n  1:  the  lower  side  of  anything  [syn:  {underside},  {undersurface}] 
  2:  the  lowest  part  of  anything  "they  started  at  the  bottom  of 
  the  hill" 
  3:  the  fleshy  part  of  the  human  body  that  you  sit  on  [syn:  {buttocks}, 
  {arse},  {butt},  {backside},  {bum},  {buns},  {can},  {fundament}, 
  {hindquarters},  {hind  end},  {keister},  {posterior},  {prat}, 
  {rear},  {rear  end},  {rump},  {stern},  {seat},  {tail},  {tail 
  end},  {tooshie},  {tush},  {behind},  {derriere},  {fanny},  {ass}] 
  4:  the  second  half  of  an  inning;  while  the  home  team  is  at  bat 
  [syn:  {bottom  of  the  inning}]  [ant:  {top}] 
  5:  a  depression  forming  the  ground  under  a  body  of  water;  "he 
  searched  for  treasure  on  the  ocean  bed"  [syn:  {bed}] 
  6:  low-lying  alluvial  land  near  a  river  [syn:  {bottomland}] 
  7:  a  cargo  ship;  "they  did  much  of  their  overseas  trade  in 
  foreign  bottoms"  [syn:  {freighter},  {merchantman},  {merchant 
  v  1:  provide  with  a  bottom  or  a  seat,  as  of  chairs 
  2:  strike  the  ground,  as  with  a  ship's  bottom 
  3:  come  to  understand  [syn:  {penetrate},  {fathom}] 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
    The  least  defined  element  in  a  given  {domain}. 
  Often  used  to  represent  a  non-terminating  computation. 
  (In  {LaTeX},  bottom  is  written  as  {\perp},  sometimes  with  the 
  domain  as  a  subscript). 

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