bottomless

adjective bot·tom·less \ -ləs \
|Updated on: 20 Jun 2018

Definition of bottomless

1 : having no bottom
  • a bottomless chair
2 a : extremely deep
b : impossible to comprehend : unfathomable
  • a bottomless mystery
3 a
[from the absence of lower as well as upper garments]
: nude
  • bottomless dancers
b : featuring nude entertainers

bottomlessly

adverb

bottomlessness

noun

Examples of bottomless in a Sentence

  1. the wealthy couple are generous hosts, providing a bottomless supply of food and drink

  2. the killer threw the gun into what he thought was a bottomless pit

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First Known Use of bottomless

15th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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BOTTOMLESS Defined for English Language Learners

bottomless

Definition of bottomless for English Language Learners

  • : having no bottom

  • : seeming to have no bottom or limit

  • : very deep


BOTTOMLESS Defined for Kids

bottomless

adjective bot·tom·less \ ˈbä-təm-ləs \

Definition of bottomless for Students

1 : having no bottom
2 : very deep
  • a bottomless pit


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