from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A room or enclosed space used for storage, usually beneath the ground or under a building.
- n. A basement.
- n. An underground shelter, as from storms.
- n. A wine cellar.
- n. Slang The last place or lowest level, especially in competitive standings: The team came from the cellar to win the pennant.
- transitive v. To store in a cellar.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An enclosed underground space, often under a building; used for storage or shelter.
- n. A wine collection, especially when stored in a cellar.
- n. Last place in a competition.
- n. A small dish for holding salt.
- v. To store in a cellar.
- n. salt cellar
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A room or rooms under a building, and usually below the surface of the ground, where provisions and other stores are kept.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A room under a house or other building, either wholly or partly under ground, not adapted for habitation, but for the storage of provisions, wine, lumber, fuel, etc.
- n. A receptacle or case for bottles.
- Of or pertaining to a cell; cellular: as, cellar walls.
- n. See celure.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an excavation where root vegetables are stored
- n. the lowermost portion of a structure partly or wholly below ground level; often used for storage
- n. storage space where wines are stored
Middle English celer, from Old French, from Late Latin cellārium, pantry, from Latin cella, storeroom; see kel-1 in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Anglo-Norman celer, Old French celier ( > modern cellier), from Latin cellārium. (Wiktionary)
From 15th Century English saler, from Old French salière, from Latin salarius ("relating to salt"), from Latin sal ("salt") (Wiktionary)