Simple Definition of cellar
: the part of a building that is entirely or partly below the ground
: the wines that are stored in a restaurant, in someone's home, etc.
Full Definition of cellar
1 a : basement b : the lowest grade or rank; especially : the lowest place in the standings (as of an athletic league) <the team spent most of last year in the cellar>
2 : a stock of wines
Examples of cellar
The cellar has a dirt floor.
a restaurant with an impressive cellar
Origin of cellar
Middle English celer, from Anglo-French, from Latin cellarium storeroom, from cella
First Known Use: 13th century
Definition of cellar
: to put into a cellar (as for storage) <cellaring wine>
First Known Use of cellar
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