Definition of basement noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

basement

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BrE BrE//ˈbeɪsmənt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbeɪsmənt//
 
Rooms in a house
 
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a room or rooms in a building, partly or completely below the level of the ground Kitchen goods are sold in the basement. a basement flat/apartment She lives in a two-room basement flat. see also bargain basement See related entries: Rooms in a house Word Origin mid 18th cent.: probably from archaic Dutch basement ‘foundation’, perhaps from Italian basamento ‘column base’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: basement

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