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basement

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noun base·ment \ˈbās-mənt\

Simple Definition of basement

  • : the part of a building that is entirely or partly below the ground

Full Definition of basement

  1. 1 :  the part of a building that is wholly or partly below ground level

  2. 2 :  the ground floor facade or interior in Renaissance architecture

  3. 3 :  the lowest or fundamental part of something; specifically :  the rocks underlying stratified rocks

  4. 4 chiefly New England :  a toilet or washroom especially in a school

base·ment·less play \-ləs\ adjective

Examples of basement

  1. <we store our bicycles in the basement during the winter>

  2. <the basement of the outdoor fountain needs a lot of restoration work>



Origin of basement

probably from 1base


First Known Use: 1613

Rhymes with basement



BASEMENT Defined for Kids

basement

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noun base·ment \ˈbā-smənt\

Definition of basement

  1. :  the part of a building that is partly or entirely below ground level





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