Basement



a story of a building, partly or wholly underground.
(in classical and Renaissance architecture) the portion of a building beneath the principal story, treated as a single compositional unit.
the lowermost portion of a structure.
the substructure of a columnar or arched construction.
noun

a partly or wholly underground storey of a building, esp the one immediately below the main floor Compare cellar
(as modifier): a basement flat

the foundation or substructure of a wall or building
(geology) a part of the earth’s crust formed of hard igneous or metamorphic rock that lies beneath the cover of soft sedimentary rock, sediment, and soil
n.

“lowest story of a building except the cellar,” 1730, from base (n.) + -ment.

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