basement
noun Etymology: probably from 1base Date: 1613 1. the part of a building that is wholly or partly below ground level 2. the ground floor facade or interior in Renaissance architecture 3. the lowest or fundamental part of something; specifically the rocks underlying stratified rocks 4. chiefly New England a toilet or washroom especially in a school • basementless adjective

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