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Meaning of BASEMENT

Pronunciation:  'beysmunt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the lowermost portion of a structure partly or wholly below ground level; often used for storage
  2. [n]  the ground floor facade or interior in Renaissance architecture

BASEMENT is a 8 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: cellar
 See Also: cellarage, floor, level, storey, story, support



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Base"ment\, n. [F. soubassement. Of uncertain origin.
Cf. {Base}, a., {Bastion}.] (Arch.)
The outer wall of the ground story of a building, or of a
part of that story, when treated as a distinct substructure.
( See {Base}, n., 3
(a) .) Hence: The rooms of a ground floor, collectively.

{Basement membrane} (Anat.), a delicate membrane composed of
   a single layer of flat cells, forming the substratum upon
   which, in many organs, the epithelioid cells are disposed.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are in a basement, symbolizes your unconscious mind and intuition. The appearance of the basement is an indication of your unconscious state of mind and level of satisfaction. Dreaming that the basement is in disarray and messy means some confusion in which you need to sort out. It may also represent your perceived faults and shortcomings.
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