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I put one into a small basement flat and it has been a real little workhorse. The Sun (2016)A The condensation in your basement is caused by warm air meeting the cold surfaces of the basement walls. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They refused to carry it down the stairs to my basement flat (notified in advance). Times, Sunday Times (2016)A pristine section of Roman road found under the basement of a building undergoing a restoration has been preserved under a glass floor. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Dropping into the third tier would mean building from the basement all over again. The Sun (2015)So many came in that the ground floor and basement were full. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They had posters all over the wall in the basement. The Sun (2012)The wall of the basement and the extraneous iron staircase remained to be coped with. The Education of a Gardener (1994)Hundreds of shops have expanded by knocking down walls and digging basements. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The trouble with curtailing basement building is that there are precious few grounds on which to do so. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Builders are turning parts of the ground floor and basement into bedrooms and a kitchen for the new residential wing for artists. Times, Sunday Times (2011)There were four storeys, with two flats above me and one in the basement. Times, Sunday Times (2009)This desire to live in the basement is part of the English nostalgia disease. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The bedrooms are lavishly upholstered, and the basement ones get a surprising amount of light. Times, Sunday Times (2008)For those who live in a basement flat, gardening is unlikely to be high on the agenda. Times, Sunday Times (2007)I liked the door in my face and paying for our cab ride to his basement flat. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The couple already knew the building well, having lived for eight years in one of its basement flats. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It is also seeking powers to reduce the nuisance to neighbours by allowing only one basement to be dug on a street at a time. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The flat in the basement is self-contained, so can earn you extra income. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The echoes of a damp wartime basement flat in Finsbury Park were still close. Times, Sunday Times (2012)And no, it doesn't help if you call it a garden flat or basement apartment. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Another friend, a champion wrestler, kept a poster on the wall of the basement where he worked out with weights. Christianity Today (2000)I recall his visits to the basement, below our study, where he kept some of his treasures. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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Translations for 'basement'
British English: basement /ˈbeɪsmənt/ NOUN
The basement of a building is an area partly or completely below ground level, with a room or rooms in it.
...a basement flat.
- American English: basement
- Arabic: طَابِق تـَحْتَ الَأرْضِ في بناءٍ
- Brazilian Portuguese: porão
- Chinese: 地下室
- Croatian: podrum
- Czech: suterén
- Danish: kælder
- Dutch: kelder
- European Spanish: sótano habitable
- Finnish: kellari
- French: sous-sol
- German: Kellergeschoss
- Greek: υπόγειο
- Italian: seminterrato
- Japanese: 地階
- Korean: 지하실
- Norwegian: kjeller
- Polish: suterena
- European Portuguese: cave
- Romanian: subsol
- Russian: подвал
- Spanish: sótano
- Swedish: källare
- Thai: ห้องใต้ดิน
- Turkish: bodrum
- Ukrainian: підвальне приміщення
- Vietnamese: tầng hầm
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