2. One who assists or supports another in a contest; an abettor; a backer. [Colloq.]
Lord Palmerston considered himself the bottleholder of oppressed states.
The London Times.
(Bot"tle-nose`) n. (Zoöl.)
1. A cetacean of the Dolphin family, of several species, as Delphinus Tursio and Lagenorhyncus leucopleurus,
2. The puffin.
(Bot"tle-nosed`) a. Having the nose bottle-shaped, or large at the end. Dickens.
(Bot"tler) n. One who bottles wine, beer, soda water, etc.
(Bot"tle*screw`) n. A corkscrew. Swift.
(Bot"tling) (bot"tling) n. The act or the process of putting anything into bottles (as beer, mineral
water, etc.) and corking the bottles.
(Bot"tom) n. [OE. botum, botme, AS. botm; akin to OS. bodom, D. bodem, OHG. podam, G.
boden, Icel. botn, Sw. botten, Dan. bund L. fundus Gr. pyqmh`n Skr. budhna and Ir. bonn sole
of the foot, W. bon stem, base. &radic257. Cf. 4th Found, Fund, n.]
1. The lowest part of anything; the foot; as, the bottom of a tree or well; the bottom of a hill, a lane, or a
Or dive into the bottom of the deep.
2. The part of anything which is beneath the contents and supports them, as the part of a chair on which
a person sits, the circular base or lower head of a cask or tub, or the plank floor of a ship's hold; the
Barrels with the bottom knocked out.
No two chairs were alike; such high backs and low backs and leather bottoms and worsted bottoms.
3. That upon which anything rests or is founded, in a literal or a figurative sense; foundation; groundwork.
4. The bed of a body of water, as of a river, lake, sea.
5. The fundament; the buttocks.
6. An abyss. [Obs.] Dryden.
7. Low land formed by alluvial deposits along a river; low-lying ground; a dale; a valley. "The bottoms and
the high grounds." Stoddard.
8. (Naut.) The part of a ship which is ordinarily under water; hence, the vessel itself; a ship.
My ventures are not in one bottom trusted.
Not to sell the teas, but to return them to London in the Full bottom, a hull of such shape as permits carrying a large amount of merchandise.
same bottoms in which they were shipped.