Adjective "basement" definition and examples

(Basement may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)



Definitions and examples


The floor of a building which is partly or entirely below ground level.
  1. as modifier 'a basement flat'
  2. 'Right now there may only be 3-4 feet of standing water but, if you think about it, most files are kept in the basements or lower floors of courthouses.'
  3. 'The house itself had a total of four floors, if you counted my basement as a floor.'
  4. 'Radon levels are generally highest in basements and ground floor rooms that are in contact with the soil.'
  5. 'He owned the lot - the basement and the first floor, the one above and the two above that.'
  6. 'Those who can't negotiate the grand staircases will be able to enter the building via the basement.'
  7. 'They felt like the walls found in the basements of old buildings.'
  8. 'Those forced to evacuate their homes near Great Falls were able to return within a few days and begin shoveling mud from their basements and replacing damaged floors and furniture.'
  9. 'The fire broke out beside a boiler in the basement of the building in the early hours of Friday morning.'
  10. 'Stationary fuel cells can be installed in the basements of buildings to heat, cool and generate electricity for lights and appliances.'
  11. 'There is also an additional accommodation on the first floor and basement with a rear access.'
  12. 'It was Sederholm's task to try to elucidate the complex rocks of the Finnish Precambrian basement.'
  13. 'However, basement rocks can also be inferred from exposures in the uplands that surround the basin.'
  14. 'The nature of the magnetic basement underlying the east side of the profile is enigmatic.'

More definitions

1. a story of a building, partly or wholly underground.

2. (in classical and Renaissance architecture) the portion of a building beneath the principal story, treated as a single compositional unit.

3. the lowermost portion of a structure.

4. the substructure of a columnar or arched construction.

More examples(as adjective)

"accommodations can be basement."


Mid 18th century: probably from archaic Dutch basement ‘foundation’, perhaps from Italian basamento ‘column base’.