: the part of a building that is wholly or partly below ground level
: the ground floor facade or interior in Renaissance architecture
: the lowest or fundamental part of something;
: the rocks underlying stratified rocks
chiefly New England
: a toilet or washroom especially in a school
: a low state, rank, or condition
- With their stock in the basement and red ink all over their balance sheet, many struggling [companies] are finding that fund-raising has become an exceedingly difficult proposition.
- —Brad Stone
: the lowest place in the standings : cellar 2
- Last year, the Phillies finished in the basement of the NL East with 68 wins, tied with the Cubs for the fewest wins in the league.
- —Boston Herald