Meaning of CELLAR in English

CELLAR

— cellarless , adj.

/sel"euhr/ , n.

1. a room, or set of rooms, for the storage of food, fuel, etc., wholly or partly underground and usually beneath a building.

2. an underground room or story.

3. See wine cellar .

4. Sports. the lowest position in a group ranked in order of games won: The team was in the cellar for most of the season.

v.t.

5. to place or store in a cellar.

[ 1175-1225; ME celer cellarium storeroom, equiv. to cell ( a ) CELL 1 + -arium -ARY; later resp. to reflect L form; see -ER 2 , -AR 2 ]

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