底端; ( 畫面的 )底部
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. Irving.
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.]
7. Low land formed by alluvial deposits along a river; low-lying ground; a dale; a valley. “The bottoms and the high grounds.”
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. --Bancroft.
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.
At bottom, At the bottom, at the foundation or basis; in reality. “He was at the bottom a good man.” --J. F. Cooper.
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. --Addison.
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.
Bot·tom, a. Of or pertaining to the bottom; fundamental; lowest; under; as, bottom rock; the bottom board of a wagon box; bottom prices.
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.
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. --Atterbury.
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.
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. --Locke.
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.
Bot·tom, n. A ball or skein of thread; a cocoon. [Obs.]
Silkworms finish their bottoms in . . . fifteen days. --Mortimer.
Bot·tom, v. t. To wind round something, as in making a ball of thread. [Obs.]
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.
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
3: 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?" [syn: buttocks, nates,
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; "bottom the chairs"
2: strike the ground, as with a ship's bottom
3: come to understand [syn: penetrate, fathom]