I UK [ˈbɒtəm] / US [ˈbɑtəm] noun
Word forms "bottom":
singular bottom plural bottoms
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

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.

b) the deepest part of the sea or of a pool, lake, or river

Can you touch the bottom?

bottom of:

creatures that live at the bottom of the sea

2) [singular] the part of something that is furthest 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) [singular] the lowest level or position, in status or success
bottom of:

a football team that is close to the bottom of the league tables

start at the bottom:

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

4) [countable] the part of your body that you sit on

Try to keep the baby's bottom dry.

5) bottoms
[plural] the trousers of a set of loose clothes or sports clothes. The other part is called the top

I usually just wear jogging bottoms and a T-shirt.

pyjama bottoms

the bottom drops out of/falls out of something — used for saying that something stops being successful or stops making money, often because people stop buying a product

Analysts are warning that the bottom could soon fall out of the market.

II UK [ˈbɒtəm] / US [ˈbɑtəm] adjective **
1) [only before noun] in the lowest place or part

She sat on the bottom step.

the bottom half of the page

Click on the "Start" button in the bottom left-hand corner of the screen.

2) at the lowest level or position, in status or success

We should be able to beat the bottom team in the league.

people in the bottom 25% of the earnings table

come bottom (= get the worst result in a test or examination):

In the last spelling test, I came bottom.

III UK [ˈbɒtəm] / US [ˈbɑtəm] verb
Word forms "bottom":
present tense I/you/we/they bottom he/she/it bottoms present participle bottoming past tense bottomed past participle bottomed
Phrasal verbs:

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