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 ?
Well, the fireman in question, who had gone to make a round of inspection in the cellars and who, it seems, had ventured a little farther than usual, suddenly reappeared on the stage, pale, scared, trembling, with his eyes starting out of his head, and practically fainted in the arms of the proud mother of little Jammes.
By this time Bell had moved his workshop from the cellar in Salem to 109 Court Street, Boston, where he had rented a room from Charles Williams, a manufacturer of electrical supplies.
While I was still doubtful, it rapped smartly against the cellar door and closed it.
Then, when we asked them what were their intentions, the master replied that he had forty charges to fire, and that he and his lackey would fire to the last one before he would allow a single soul of us to set foot in the cellar.
For a purpose such as this the cellar was well adapted.
Thirteen millions in my cellar," said the king; "Colbert carrying my purse and D'Artagnan my sword -- I am king.
We are at present, Doctor--as no doubt you have divined--in the cellar of the City branch of one of the principal London banks.
When his body had been carried from the cellar we found ourselves still confronted with a problem which was almost as formidable as that with which we had started.
At last I went down to the cellar, and there sat a very, very old woman, who could not keep her head still.
A leetle earth is so easily bitten down; a leetle more is so easily carried up into the garden; and a beet of nice strong wire might so easily be found in a cellar, and afterwards in the lock
But, what every one might have noticed was the interminable hours which he often employed, seated upon the parapet of the area in front of the church, in contemplating the sculptures of the front; examining now the foolish virgins with their lamps reversed, now the wise virgins with their lamps upright; again, calculating the angle of vision of that raven which belongs to the left front, and which is looking at a mysterious point inside the church, where is concealed the philosopher's stone, if it be not in the cellar of Nicolas Flamel.
Just as Anne emerged triumphantly from the cellar with her plateful of russets came the sound of flying footsteps on the icy board walk outside and the next moment the kitchen door was flung open and in rushed Diana Barry, white faced and breathless, with a shawl wrapped hastily around her head.