1 lowest part • He sat at the bottom of the stairs.
base • Line the base and sides of a 20cm deep round cake tin with paper. foot • Friends stood at the foot of the bed. foundation • vertical or lateral support for building foundations
pedestal • a bronze statue on a granite pedestal
2 undersideDictionary • the bottom of their shoes underneath • The liquid formed on the underneath of the top plate.
3 endDictionary • The cathedral is at the bottom of the street.
4 lowest level • a contract researcher at the bottom of the pay scale
least successful part
5 buttocksDictionary (informal) • She moved her large bottom on the window-seat. buttocks • Squeeze buttocks lightly and draw your tailbone down. behind (informal) • jeans that actually flatter your behind rear • She blames her rounded rear on her love of butter. butt (US, Canadian, informal) • She grinned, pinching him on the butt. bum (British, slang) • Does my bum look big in this dress? ass (US, Canadian, taboo, slang)
buns (US, slang)
backside • I've got a sportscar under my backside and the world's my oyster. rump • jeans stretching across her rump seat • a kick in the seat of the pants tail (informal) • He desperately needs a kick in the tail.
tush (US, slang)
jacksy (British, slang)
6 basisDictionary • I have to get to the bottom of this mess. basis • The UN plan is a possible basis for negotiation. base • Oils may be mixed with a base and massaged into the skin. cause • Smoking is the biggest preventable cause of death and disease. heart • The heart of the problem is supply and demand. source • This gave me a clue as to the source of the problem. root • We got to the root of the problem. origin • What is the origin of the word `honeymoon'? core • He has the ability to get straight to the core of a problem. essence • Some claim that Ireland's very essence is expressed through its language. provenance • art treasures of indisputably Egyptian provenance derivation • The derivation of its name is obscure. mainspring • Music has always been the mainspring of my life.
lowest • the bottom drawer of the cupboard
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arse (taboo, slang)Your arse is your bottom.
• You can't do business sitting on your arse all day.
bottom (informal), bum (British, slang), behind (informal), seat, rear (informal), tail (informal), butt (US, Canadian, informal), ass (US, Canadian, taboo, slang), buns (US, slang), buttocks, backside (informal), rump, rear end, posterior, derrière (euphemistic), tush (US, slang), fundament, jacksy (British, slang)
• I've got a sportscar under my backside and the world's my oyster.
buttocks, behind (informal), seat, bottom (informal), rear (informal), tail (informal), cheeks (informal), butt (US, Canadian, informal), bum (British, slang), ass (US, Canadian, taboo, slang), buns (US, slang), arse (taboo, slang), rump, fanny (slang, US, Canadian), rear end, posterior, haunches, hindquarters, derrière (euphemistic), tush, fundament, gluteus maximus, coit (Australian, slang), nates, jacksy (British, slang), keister or keester (slang, US)
baseThe base of something is its lowest edge or part.
• Line the base and sides of a 20cm deep round cake tin with paper.