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noun cel·lar \ˈse-lər\

Definition of cellar

  1. 1a :  basement <There is storage room in the cellar.>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. 2 :  a stock of wines <a restaurant with an impressive cellar>

Examples of cellar in a sentence

  1. The cellar has a dirt floor.

  2. a restaurant with an impressive cellar

Origin and Etymology of cellar

Middle English celer, from Anglo-French, from Latin cellarium storeroom, from cella —see cell


First Known Use: 13th century

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cellar

verb cel·lar

Definition of cellar

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to put into a cellar (as for storage) <cellaring wine>

Circa 1551

First Known Use of cellar

circa 1551


CELLAR Defined for English Language Learners

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cellar

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noun cel·lar \ˈse-lər\

Definition of cellar for English Language Learners

  • : 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.


CELLAR Defined for Kids

cellar

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noun cel·lar \ˈse-lər\

Definition of cellar for Students

  1. :  a room or set of rooms below the surface of the ground :  basement



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