cellar

[sel-er]
noun
1.
a room, or set of rooms, for the storage of food, fuel, etc., wholly or partly underground and usually beneath a building.
2.
an underground room or story.
4.
Sports. the lowest position in a group ranked in order of games won: The team was in the cellar for most of the season.
verb (used with object)
5.
to place or store in a cellar.

Origin:
1175–1225; Middle English celer < Anglo-French < Latin cellārium storeroom, equivalent to cell(a) cell1 + -ārium -ary; later respelling to reflect Latin form; see -er2, -ar2

cellarless, adjective
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cellar (ˈsɛlə)
 
n
1.  Compare basement 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
 
vb
4.  (tr) to store in a cellar
 
[C13: from Anglo-French, from Latin cellārium food store, from cellacella]

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Word Origin & History

cellar
early 13c., from O.Fr. celer, from L. cellarium "pantry, storeroom," lit. "group of cells," from L. cella (see cell).
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Cellar definition


a subterranean vault (1 Chr. 27:28), a storehouse. The word is also used to denote the treasury of the temple (1 Kings 7:51) and of the king (14:26). The Hebrew word is rendered "garner" in Joel 1:17, and "armoury" in Jer. 50:25.

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Example sentences
IF there's anything more intimidating than shopping for wine, it's shopping for
  a wine cellar.
You'd have trouble seeing a picture in a coal cellar.
The hosts are expected to offer their unexpected guests a feast from all the
  food in the cellar and pantry.
Order from celebrated menus and an extensive wine cellar.
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