Cellar
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 kept. [1913 Webster]

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  • cellar — [sel′ər] n. [ME celler < OFr celier < L cellarium, pantry, storeroom < cella: see CELL] 1. a room or group of rooms below the ground level and usually under a building, often used for storing fuel, provisions, or wines 2. a stock of… …   English World dictionary

  • cellar — cellar. (De cello). □ V. hierro cellar …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • cellar — early 13c., from Anglo Fr. celer, from O.Fr. celier cellar, underground passage (12c., Mod.Fr. cellier), from L. cellarium pantry, storeroom, lit. group of cells; from cella (see CELL (Cf. cell)), or from noun use of neut. of adj. cellarius… …   Etymology dictionary

  • cellar — (De cello). ☛ V. hierro cellar …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • cellar — [n] underground story of building apartment, basement, subbasement, subterrane, underground room, vault; concepts 440,448 Ant. attic …   New thesaurus

  • cellar — ► NOUN 1) a storage space or room below ground level in a house. 2) a stock of wine. ORIGIN Latin cellarium storehouse , from cella storeroom or chamber …   English terms dictionary

  • cellar — cellarless, adj. /sel euhr/, n. 1. a room, or set of rooms, for the storage of food, fuel, etc., wholly or partly underground and usually beneath a building. 2. an underground room or story. 3. See wine cellar. 4. Sports. the lowest position in a …   Universalium

  • cellar — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ damp, dark ▪ old ▪ deep, underground ▪ vaulted ▪ coal …   Collocations dictionary

  • cellar — Synonyms and related words: 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,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • cellar — [[t]se̱lə(r)[/t]] cellars 1) N COUNT A cellar is a room underneath a building, which is often used for storing things in. The box of papers had been stored in a cellar at the family home. 2) N COUNT: usu sing A person s or restaurant s cellar is… …   English dictionary

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