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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun cellar:


The word cellar is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun cellar

What does cellar mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: cellars

  1. the lowermost portion of a structure partly or wholly below ground level; often used for storage
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of cellar: basement
    • more generic words: floor / level / storey / story = a structure consisting of a room or set of rooms at a single position along a vertical scale
    • more specific word: cellarage = a storage area in a cellar
  2. an excavation where root vegetables are stored
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of cellar: root cellar
    • more generic terms: excavation = a hole in the ground made by excavating; storage space = the area in any structure that provides space for storage
  3. storage space where wines are stored
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of cellar: wine cellar
    • more generic term: storage space = the area in any structure that provides space for storage

Alternative definition of the noun cellar


  1. An enclosed underground space, often under a building; used for storage or shelter.
  2. A wine collection, especially when stored in a cellar.
  3. [slang] Last place in a competition.
  4. [historical] A small dish for holding salt.

Definition of the verb cellar

What does cellar mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: cellared | cellaring | cellars

  1. [transitive] To store in a cellar.


"Cellar" is a 2010 drama film directed and written by Steve Staso.


"Cellar" is a musical album of The Great Park.


  1. Cellar is a Venue in Fort Worth.
  2. Cellar a.k.a. The Cellar, Ammon is a Venue in Ammon.

There are other places with in their name, like The Cellar Door, The Wine Cellar.

Phrases with Cellar

Phrases starting with the word Cellar:

  1. Cellar door
  2. Cellar Glass-Snail

Phrases ending with the word Cellar:

  1. Down Cellar
  2. root cellar
  3. Salt cellar
  4. wine cellar
  5. storm cellar
  6. cyclone cellar
  7. tornado cellar

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Cellar

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Google previewThe Anatomy of Story (2008)

22 Steps to Becoming a Master Storyteller by John Truby

The cellar is the natural workplace of the criminal and the revolutionary. This technique is used in Notes from the...

Google previewBuyer & Cellar (2014)

by Jonathan Tolins

BUYER & CELLAR is an outrageous comedy about the price of fame, the cost of things, and the oddest of odd jobs.

Google previewPlace, Space and Hermeneutics (2017)

by Bruce B. Janz

and in so doing it 'partakes of subterranean force'; descending into the cellar is a way to relive 'the primitivity and the...

Google previewA Guide for Spiritual Travelers in North Carolina (2005)

Diamonds on the Soul of the Tar Heel State by Timothy Whittaker

The Devil's Cellar is a cave on the north end of the mountain. Above the cave is a chasm formed by a large buttress. This gully is great for rock climbing with or without equipment. The cave is beneath the chasm. If you climb down, just hope the ...

Google previewThe Complete Guide to Your New Root Cellar (2011)

How to Build an Underground Root Cellar and Use It for Natural Storage of Fruits and Vegetables by Julie Fryer

Your root cellar is a constantly changing, natural organism that will require occasional attention and upkeep. You will not have to dedicate a large amount of time to maintenance, but you should keep a watchful eye on problems and address ...

Google previewRoot Cellaring (1991)

Natural Cold Storage of Fruits & Vegetables by Mike Bubel, Nancy Bubel

The Moyers' root cellar is a 5-by-5-foot dirt-floored area under the toolshed. Concrete blocks nine courses high line the walls. The joists supporting the root cellar ceiling (which is the floor of the toolshed) are pine two-by-sixes set 16 inches on ...

Google previewThe Rogers & Littleton Guide to America's Douchiest Colleges (2011)

by H.L. Rogers, Peter Littleton

Actual description of a popular campus hangout that we found online: “The Root Cellar is a volunteer, collectivelyrun, non-hierarchical space in New York's Hudson Valley. We're located in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, at Bard College in the ...

Google previewSegmented Worlds and Self (1982)

A Study of Group Life and Individual Consciousness by Yi-fu Tuan

Thus the cellar is the id, the dark ground of being, the place of the furnace that fuels the passions. The living room is the ego, the public and social self. The attic is the superego, dream place for the poet and the introspective child.

Google previewKevin Zraly's Windows on the World Wine Journal (2009)

by Kevin Zraly

Buying and selecting wines for your cellar is the most fun and interesting part of wine appreciation — besides drinking it, of course! You've done all your studying and reading on the wines you like, and now you go out to your favorite wine ...

Google previewThe Prepper's Cookbook (2013)

300 Recipes to Turn Your Emergency Food into Nutritious, Delicious, Life-Saving Meals by Tess Pennington

A root cellar is a simple way to preserve food without processing it or using any electricity or fuel. An underground storage space provides the right temperature and humidity level for many fruits (such as apples, oranges, or pears) and root ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of railroading (1910)

Then take out the cellar and insert a nut between the engine truck box and pedestal brace. Then place a fulcrum under the jaw of the engine truck frame. Move the engine forward or backward. The truck box will now be raised high enough so ...

Google previewAlexander Dumas Dictionary Of Cuisine (2014)

by Dumas,

CELLAR. A carefully organized cellar must be both fresh and dry. The air must penetrate it only feebly. The sun, whose rays are worthy of man's homage outside , and which was first adored by the peoples of the earth as the god of the universe ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of American Drama (2015)

by Jackson R. Bryer, Mary C. Hartig

Work Author: Joseph Kesselring In this comic farce, two sweet maiden ladies grant "peace" to lonely old men by poisoning them with arsenic and holding funerals for them intheir cellar.Itis Joseph Kesselring'sonly successful play.

Google previewThe New Dickson Baseball Dictionary (1999)

A Cyclopedic Reference to More Than 7,000 Words, Names, Phrases, and Slang Expressions that Define the Game, Its Heritage, Culture, and Variations by Paul Dickson

cellar The position in league or divisional standings held by the team with the worst won-lost record. Syn. basement. cellar championship A facetious term for the efforts of two or more teams to ...

Google previewSturgis' Illustrated Dictionary of Architecture and Building (2013)

An Unabridged Reprint of the 1901-2 Edition by Russell Sturgis, Francis A. Davis

CELLAR relative situation. Thus, in an English-basement house, the front portion of the lowest, nearly subterranean, story will frequently be without windows, and used merely for storage of fuel and the like, and will therefore be referred to as a ...

Google previewThe household encyclopædia; or, Family dictionary of everything connected with housekeeping and domestic medicine, by an association of heads of families and men of science (1858)

by Household encyclopaedia

be properly ventilated, and, as repose is a grand requisite in the preservation of wines, a cellar under the house ought always to be preferred to one under the street ; it must be kept constantly clean, free from cobwebs, and care must be taken ...

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Cellar Meaning

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Quotes about Cellar

I came upstairs into the world; for I was born in a cellar. (William Congreve)
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Scrabble value of C3E1L1L1A1R1

The value of this 6-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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