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 ?
Give it a name, heart of oak, and we'd get it for you, if it was wine from a bishop's cellar, or melted gold from King George's mint.
See,' said Mr Tappertit haughtily, 'that it's something strong, and comes quick; and so long as you take care of that, you may bring it from the devil's cellar, if you like.
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.
He seemed half mad and told me that the body of a scene-shifter had been found hanging in the third cellar under the stage, between a farm-house and a scene from the Roi de Lahore.
Monsieur Grimaud (he told us his name, although he does not talk much)-Monsieur Grimaud, then, went down to the cellar, wounded as he was; then his master, having admitted him, barricaded the door afresh, and ordered us to remain quietly in our own bar.
It passed, scrap- ing faintly across the cellar door.
For a purpose such as this the cellar was well adapted.
It would be worth the while to build still more deliberately than I did, considering, for instance, what foundation a door, a window, a cellar, a garret, have in the nature of man, and perchance never raising any superstructure until we found a better reason for it than our temporal necessities even.
Thirteen millions in my cellar," said the king; "Colbert carrying my purse and D'Artagnan my sword -- I am king.
The old woman then mixed a sleeping draught with their wine, and before long they were all lying on the floor of the cellar, fast asleep and snoring.
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
Merryweather stopped to light a lantern, and then conducted us down a dark, earth-smelling passage, and so, after opening a third door, into a huge vault or cellar, which was piled all round with crates and massive boxes.