• Definition for "basement"
    • The substructure or foundation of a building.
    • View More
  • Sentence for "basement"
    • Slamming my head repeatedly against the…
    • View More
  • Phrases for "basement"
  • Cross Reference for "basement"
  • Same Context for "basement"

basement definition

  • noun:
    • The substructure or foundation of a building.
    • the best habitable story of a building, usually below ground level.
    • Geology A complex of undifferentiated igneous and metamorphic stones fundamental sedimentary strata.
    • Slang the very last destination or most affordable degree, as in competitive standings.
    • Chiefly brand new England A public toilet, especially one in a school.
    • A floor of a building below ground level.
    • final place in a sports summit standings.
    • The outer wall surface of surface story of a building, or of an integral part of that tale, whenever treated as a distinct substructure. (See base, n., 3 (a).) Therefore: The spaces of a ground floor, collectively.
    • the low or fundamental portion; a base.
    • In structure: The percentage of the level of a structure which executes the big event when you look at the design of constituting a support to those portions that can come above it; specially, the substructure of a columnar or curved construction, additionally the cheapest user in the design of a wall, etc. Compare base, 3.
    • A floor or story which is wholly or in part beneath the surface of the ground, but is usually, as distinguished from a cellar, well lighted, and fitted up and used for household or other usual purposes.
    • The work of basing, or perhaps the condition of being based.
    • the lowermost part of a structure partially or wholly below ground level; usually useful for storage space
    • the ground flooring facade or interior in Renaissance architecture
185 votes

How would you define basement?

All the definitions on AZdictionary were written by people just like you. Now's your chance to add your own!