Bottoming
Bottom Bot"tom, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bottomed} (?); p. pr. & vb. n. {Bottoming}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To found or build upon; to fix upon as a support; -- followed by on or upon. [1913 Webster]

Action is supposed to be bottomed upon principle. --Atterbury. [1913 Webster]

Those false and deceiving grounds upon which many bottom their eternal state]. --South. [1913 Webster]

2. To furnish with a bottom; as, to bottom a chair. [1913 Webster]

3. To reach or get to the bottom of. --Smiles. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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