cellar


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cellar

1. an underground room, rooms, or storey of a building, usually used for storage
2. a place where wine is stored
3. a stock of bottled wines

Cellar

That part of a building, the ceiling of which is entirely below grade; or having half or more of its clear height below grade.

What does it mean when you dream about a cellar?

A lower level of a building is a natural symbol of the subconscious mind. Going down into the cellar may signify descending into one’s stored (and perhaps repressed) past.

cellar

[′sel·ər]
(computer science)
(petroleum engineering)
An excavation in the ground for providing additional height between the rig floor and the wellhead to accommodate various well components and provide a place for collecting drainage water and other fluids for subsequent disposal.

cellar

1. A room (or several rooms, or the entire basement floor) that is partially or entirely below grade; relatively cool in the summer and above freezing in the winter; often used as storage space; provides some thermal insulation airspace between the ground or concrete slab and the flooring of the wood floor above.
2. That part of a building having at least half of its clear height below grade. Also see earth cellar, root cellar, storm cellar, basement.
References in classic literature ?
One might have thought there was in that cellar one of those famished ogres--the gigantic heroes of popular legends, into whose cavern nobody could force their way with impunity.
There was a moment of silence; but at length the two Englishmen felt ashamed to draw back, and the angrier one descended the five or six steps which led to the cellar, and gave a kick against the door enough to split a wall.
My lackey and I will have three shots at you, and you will get as many from the cellar.
Be satisfied of that; these two cannot have drunk all the cellar.
In the meantime the host and his wife hurried down with lamps into the cellar, which had so long been interdicted to them and where a frightful spectacle awaited them.
Beyond the fortifications through which Athos had made a breach in order to get out, and which were composed of fagots, planks, and empty casks, heaped up according to all the rules of the strategic art, they found, swimming in puddles of oil and wine, the bones and fragments of all the hams they had eaten; while a heap of broken bottles filled the whole left-hand corner of the cellar, and a tun, the cock of which was left running, was yielding, by this means, the last drop of its blood.
Then the lamentations of the host and hostess pierced the vault of the cellar.
There is an enormous quantity of rats in that cellar.
All these dark and direful ceremonies being at length completed, the table was put aside, the chair of state removed, the sceptre locked up in its usual cupboard, the doors of communication between the three cellars thrown freely open, and the 'Prentice Knights resigned themselves to merriment.
Merryweather as we followed them from the cellar, "I do not know how the bank can thank you or repay you.
I thought of the assistant's fondness for photography, and his trick of vanishing into the cellar.
I was ascertaining whether the cellar stretched out in front or behind.