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cellar Explained

cellar at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


cellar at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

c.1225, from O.Fr. celer, from L. cellarium "pantry, storeroom," lit. "group of cells," from L. cella (see cell). ///

cellar at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C] [Date: 1200-1300; Language: 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 belonging to a person, restaurant etc: salt cellar//

cellar at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Portion of a building beneath ground level, used for utilitarian and storage purposes. It is often called a basement, especially when constructed as part of a foundation. A cellar used for food storage (e.g., a root cellar) may be beneath a house or located outdoors, partly underground, with the upper part mounded over with earth to maintain fairly constant temperature and humidity; the entire enclosure may be concrete, or the floor may be of dirt and the ceiling of timber.

cellar at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

66 Moby Thesaurus words for "cellar":
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, depository, depot, dock, drawer, dump,
exchequer, glory hole, godown, hold, hole, hutch, library, locker,
lumber room, lumberyard, magasin, magazine, potato cellar, rack,
repertory, repository, reservoir, rick, shelf, stack, stack room,
stock room, storage, store, storehouse, storeroom, storm cellar,
subbasement, supply base, supply depot, tank, treasure house,
treasure room, treasury, vat, vault, warehouse, wine cellar

Cellar at English => English (Eastons 1897 Bible) Of Explained:

ce, presumption, conviction, opinion, mind, view, conception, tenet, mindset.

[N] (Affirmation): affirmation, statement, allegation, assertion, declaration, word, confirmation, oath, affidavit, deposition, assurance, protest, protestation,

cellar at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

1 an underground room often used for storing things:
a coal cellar
see also SALT CELLAR

Cellar at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

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

cellar at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: the lowermost portion of a structure partly or wholly below
ground level; often used for storage [syn: {basement}]
2: an excavation where root vegetables are stored [syn: {root
3: storage space where wines are stored [syn: {wine cellar}]

cellar at English (WD) Of Explained:


Alternative forms

* seller Inter: qualifier » obsolete


* Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » /ˈsɛlə/
  • Inter: rhymes » ɛlə(r)

    Etymology 1

    From Inter: etyl » xno Inter: term » celer, Inter: etyl » fro Inter: term » celier ( > modern Inter: term » cellier), from Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » cellarium|cellārium.


    Inter: en-nou » n

  • An enclosed underground space, often under a building; used for storage or shelter.
    1. A wine collection, especially when stored in a cellar.
    2. Inter: slan » g Last place in a competition.
    3. Inter: historica » l A small dish for holding salt.
      Derived terms
      * cellarage

  • cellarer
  • cellar dweller
  • cyclone cellar
  • root cellar
  • storm cellar
  • wine cellar
    Inter: trans-top » underground space
  • Albanian: qilar {{m}}
  • Berber:
  • : Tashelhit: Inter: tø » shi|tasraft|f
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|мазе|n, Inter: t+ » bg|изба|f
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|地窖|tr=dìjiào|sc=Hani
  • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|sklep|m
  • Danish: Inter: t- » da|kælder|c
  • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|kelo
  • Faroese: Inter: t- » fo|kjallari|m
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|kellari
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|cellier|m, Inter: t+ » fr|cave|f
  • Inter: trreq » Georgian
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Keller
  • Hebrew: Inter: t+ » he|מרתף|m
  • Icelandic: Inter: t- » is|kjallari|m
  • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|地下室|tr=ちかしつ, chikashitsu|sc=Jpan, Inter: t- » ja|穴蔵|tr=あなぐら, anagura|sc=Jpan, Inter: t- » ja|穴倉|tr=あなぐら, anagura|sc=Jpan, Inter: t+ » ja|窖|tr=あなぐら, anagura|sc=Jpan

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Jèrriais: Inter: tø » roa-jer|ch'lyi|m
    • Kannada: Inter: t+ » kn|ನೆಲಮನೆ|sc=Knda
    • Kashubian: Inter: l » csb|sklep {{m}}
    • Norwegian:
    • : Bokmål: Inter: t+ » no|kjeller|m
    • : Nynorsk: Inter: t- » nn|kjellar|m
    • Old Norse: Inter: tø » non|kjallari|m, Inter: tø » non|kellari|m
    • Persian: Inter: t+ » fa|زیرزمین|tr=zirzamin|sc=fa-Arab
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|piwnica|f
    • Portuguese: Inter: t- » pt|porão|m
    • Romanian: pivniță {{f}}, beci {{n}}
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|подвал|m|sc=Cyrl|tr=podvál|alt=подва́л, Inter: t+ » ru|погреб|m|sc=Cyrl|tr=pógreb|alt=по́греб
    • Serbo-Croatian: Inter: t- » sh|podrum|m
    • Slovak: Inter: t- » sk|pivnica|f
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|sótano {{m}}
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|källare|c
    • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|mahzen

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » wine collection
    • Albanian: qilar {{m}}
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|винарска изба|f
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|viinikellari
    • Inter: trreq » Georgian
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|adega|f

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Romanian: pivniță {{f}}, beci {{n}}
  • Russian: Inter: t- » ru|винный погреб|m|sc=Cyrl|tr=vínnyj pógreb|alt=ви́нный по́греб
  • Serbo-Croatian: Inter: t- » sh|vinarija|f
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|bodega|f

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » slang: last place in competition
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|jumbosija

    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m


    Inter: en-ver » b
  • Inter: transitiv » e To store in a cellar.
    1. Inter: quote-news » year=2008|date=June 25|author=Lucy Burningham|title=Beer Lovers Make Room for Brews Worth a Wait|work=New York Times|url=

    |passage=Mr. VandenBerghe says he’s cellared such memorable bottles as the Batch 1 Adam from Hair of the Dog, a 14-year-old ale from Portland, Ore., that’s 10 percent alcohol, and the Trappistes Rochefort 10, a Quadrupel Belgian ale that peaks around age 10.

    Etymology 2

    From 15th Century English Inter: term » saler|lang=en, from Inter: etyl » fro Inter: term » salière|||lang=fr, from Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » salarius||relating to salt|lang=la, from Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » sal||salt|lang=la


    Inter: en-nou » n
  • salt cellar


    * caller
    • recall

    Translation: cs » cellar
    Translation: et » cellar
    Translation: el » cellar
    Translation: es » cellar
    Translation: eo » cellar
    Translation: fa » cellar
    Translation: fr » cellar
    Translation: gl » cellar
    Translation: ko » cellar
    Translation: io » cellar
    Translation: it » cellar
    Translation: kn » cellar
    Translation: ku » cellar
    Translation: hu » cellar
    Translation: ml » cellar
    Translation: my » cellar
    Translation: pl » cellar
    Translation: pt » cellar
    Category: simple:cellar -
    Translation: fi » cellar
    Translation: ta » cellar
    Translation: te » cellar
    Translation: vi » cellar
    Translation: zh » cellar