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Basement vs. Stilt

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Basementnoun

A floor of a building below ground level.

Stiltnoun

Either of two poles with footrests that allow someone to stand or walk above the ground; used mostly by entertainers.

Basementnoun

(geology) A mass of igneous or metamorphic rock forming the foundation over which a platform of sedimentary rocks is laid.

Stiltnoun

A tall pillar or post used to support some structure; often above water.

Basementnoun

Last place in a sports conference standings.

Stiltnoun

Any of various wading birds of the genera Himantopus and Cladorhynchus, related to the avocet, that have extremely long legs and long thin bills.

Basementnoun

The outer wall of the ground story of a building, or of a part of that story, when treated as a distinct substructure. (See Base, n., 3 (a).) Hence: The rooms of a ground floor, collectively.

Stiltnoun

A crutch.

Basementnoun

the lowermost portion of a structure partly or wholly below ground level; often used for storage

Stiltnoun

The handle of a plough.

Basementnoun

the ground floor facade or interior in Renaissance architecture

Stiltverb

to raise on stilts, or as if on stilts

Basementnoun

the floor of a building which is partly or entirely below ground level

‘a basement flat’; ‘they went down the stairs into the basement’;

Stiltnoun

A pole, or piece of wood, constructed with a step or loop to raise the foot above the ground in walking. It is sometimes lashed to the leg, and sometimes prolonged upward so as to be steadied by the hand or arm.

‘Ambition is but avarice on stilts, and masked.’;

Basementnoun

the oldest formation of rocks underlying a particular area

‘basement rocks’;

Stiltnoun

A crutch; also, the handle of a plow.

Basement

A basement or cellar is one or more floors of a building that are completely or partly below the ground floor. It generally is used as a utility space for a building, where such items as the boiler, water heater, breaker panel or fuse box, car park, and air-conditioning system are located; so also are amenities such as the electrical distribution system and cable television distribution point.

Stiltnoun

Any species of limicoline birds belonging to Himantopus and allied genera, in which the legs are remarkably long and slender. Called also longshanks, stiltbird, stilt plover, and lawyer.

Stiltverb

To raise on stilts, or as if on stilts.

Stiltnoun

a column of wood or steel or concrete that is driven into the ground to provide support for a structure

Stiltnoun

one of two stout poles with foot rests in the middle; used for walking high above the ground;

‘he was so tall I thought he was on stilts’;

Stiltnoun

long-legged three-toed wading bird of brackish marshes of Australia

Stiltnoun

long-legged three-toed black-and-white wading bird of inland ponds and marshes or brackish lagoons

Stiltnoun

either of a pair of upright poles with supports for the feet enabling the user to walk at a distance above the ground.

Stiltnoun

each of a set of posts or piles supporting a building.

Stiltnoun

a small, flat, three-pointed support for ceramic ware in a kiln.

Stiltnoun

a long-billed wading bird with predominantly black and white plumage and very long slender reddish legs.

Stilt

Stilt is a common name for several species of birds in the family Recurvirostridae, which also includes those known as avocets. They are found in brackish or saline wetlands in warm or hot climates.

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