cellar

  • 1 cellar — [sel′ər] n. [ME celler < OFr celier < L cellarium, pantry, storeroom < cella: see CELL] 1. a room or group of rooms below the ground level and usually under a building, often used for storing fuel, provisions, or wines 2. a stock of… …

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  • 2 cellar — cellar. (De cello). □ V. hierro cellar …

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  • 3 cellar — early 13c., from Anglo Fr. celer, from O.Fr. celier cellar, underground passage (12c., Mod.Fr. cellier), from L. cellarium pantry, storeroom, lit. group of cells; from cella (see CELL (Cf. cell)), or from noun use of neut. of adj. cellarius… …

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  • 4 cellar — (De cello). ☛ V. hierro cellar …

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  • 5 Cellar — Cel lar, n. [OE. celer, OF. celier, F. celier, fr. L. cellarium a receptacle for food, pantry, fr. cella storeroom. See {Cell}.] A room or rooms under a building, and usually below the surface of the ground, where provisions and other stores are… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 cellar — [n] underground story of building apartment, basement, subbasement, subterrane, underground room, vault; concepts 440,448 Ant. attic …

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  • 7 cellar — ► NOUN 1) a storage space or room below ground level in a house. 2) a stock of wine. ORIGIN Latin cellarium storehouse , from cella storeroom or chamber …

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  • 8 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 …

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  • 9 cellar — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ damp, dark ▪ old ▪ deep, underground ▪ vaulted ▪ coal …

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  • 10 cellar — Synonyms and related words: archives, armory, arsenal, attic, bank, basement, bay, bin, bonded warehouse, bookcase, box, bunker, buttery, cargo dock, cellarage, chest, closet, coal bin, conservatory, crate, crib, cupboard, cyclone cellar,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 11 cellar — [[t]se̱lə(r)[/t]] cellars 1) N COUNT A cellar is a room underneath a building, which is often used for storing things in. The box of papers had been stored in a cellar at the family home. 2) N COUNT: usu sing A person s or restaurant s cellar is… …

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  • 12 cellar */ — UK [ˈselə(r)] / US [ˈselər] noun [countable] Word forms cellar : singular cellar plural cellars 1) a room under a building, below the level of the ground, usually used for storing things 2) a collection of wines in a restaurant or someone s home… …

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  • 13 cellar — n. & v. n. 1 a room below ground level in a house, used for storage, esp. of wine or coal. 2 a stock of wine in a cellar (has a good cellar). v.tr. store or put in a cellar. Etymology: ME f. AF celer, OF celier f. LL cellarium storehouse …

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  • 14 cellar — I. noun Etymology: Middle English celer, from Anglo French, from Latin cellarium storeroom, from cella Date: 13th century 1. a. basement b. the lowest grade or rank; especially the lowest place in the standings (as of an athletic league) < the… …

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  • 15 cellar — n. a cyclone, storm; wine cellar * * * [ selə] storm wine cellar a cyclone …

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  • 16 cellar — cel|lar [ˈselə US ər] n [Date: 1200 1300; : Anglo French; Origin: celer, from Latin cellarium storeroom , from cella; CELL] 1.) a room under a house or other building, often used for storing things = ↑basement ▪ a coal cellar 2.) a store of wine… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 cellar — cel•lar [[t]ˈsɛl ər[/t]] n. v. lared, lar•ing 1) bui a room, or set of rooms, wholly or partly underground and usu. beneath a building 2) an underground room or story 3) vin wine cellar 4) spo the last place in a competitive ranking or standings… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 18 Cellar —    The term refers to the underground cellar in Auschwitz I where punishment was meted out to the prisoners. The cellar is also known as Block 11, where the first experiments with Zyklon B gas were performed in the underground area …

    Historical dictionary of the Holocaust

  • 19 cellar — /ˈsɛlə / (say seluh) noun 1. a room or set of rooms for the storage of foodstuffs, etc., now always either wholly or partly underground, and usually beneath a building. 2. an underground room or store; basement. 3. a wine cellar. 4. a supply or… …

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  • 20 cellar — noun /ˈsɛlə/ a) An enclosed underground space, often under a building; used for storage or shelter. b) A wine collection, especially when stored in a cellar …

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