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Passive vs. Bottom

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Passiveadjective

Being subjected to an action without producing a reaction.

Bottomnoun

The lowest part of anything.

‘Footers appear at the bottoms of pages.’;

Passiveadjective

Taking no action.

‘He remained passive during the protest.’;

Bottomnoun

Character, reliability, staying power, dignity, integrity or sound judgment.

‘lack bottom’;

Passiveadjective

(grammar) Being in the passive voice.

Bottomnoun

A valley, often used in place names.

‘Where shall we go for a walk? How about Ashcombe Bottom?’;

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Passiveadjective

(psychology) Being inactive and submissive in a relationship, especially in a sexual one.

Bottomnoun

The buttocks or anus.

Passiveadjective

(finance) Not participating in management.

Bottomnoun

(nautical) A cargo vessel, a ship.

Passiveadjective

(aviation) Without motive power.

‘a passive balloon; a passive aeroplane; passive flight, such as gliding and soaring’;

Bottomnoun

(nautical) Certain parts of a vessel, particularly the cargo hold or the portion of the ship that is always underwater.

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Passivenoun

The passive voice of verbs.

Bottomnoun

(baseball) The second half of an inning, the home team's turn at bat.

Passivenoun

A form of a verb that is in the passive voice.

Bottomnoun

(BDSM) A submissive in sadomasochistic sexual activity.

Passiveadjective

Not active, but acted upon; suffering or receiving impressions or influences; as, they were passive spectators, not actors in the scene.

‘The passive airUpbore their nimble tread.’; ‘The mind is wholly passive in the reception of all its simple ideas.’;

Bottomnoun

A man penetrated or with a preference for being penetrated during homosexual intercourse.

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Passiveadjective

Receiving or enduring without either active sympathy or active resistance; without emotion or excitement; patient; not opposing; unresisting; as, passive obedience; passive submission.

‘The best virtue, passive fortitude.’;

Bottomnoun

(physics) A bottom quark.

Passiveadjective

Inactive; inert; unreactive; not showing strong affinity; as, red phosphorus is comparatively passive.

Bottomnoun

The lowest part of a container.

Passiveadjective

Designating certain morbid conditions, as hemorrhage or dropsy, characterized by relaxation of the vessels and tissues, with deficient vitality and lack of reaction in the affected tissues.

Bottomnoun

A ball or skein of thread; a cocoon.

Passivenoun

the voice used to indicate that the grammatical subject of the verb is the recipient (not the source) of the action denoted by the verb;

‘`The ball was thrown by the boy' uses the passive voice’; ‘`The ball was thrown' is an abbreviated passive’;

Bottomnoun

The bed of a body of water, as of a river, lake, or sea.

Passiveadjective

lacking in energy or will;

‘Much benevolence of the passive order may be traced to a disinclination to inflict pain upon oneself’;

Bottomnoun

An abyss.

Passiveadjective

peacefully resistant in response to injustice;

‘passive resistance’;

Bottomnoun

(obsolete) Power of endurance.

‘a horse of a good bottom’;

Passiveadjective

expressing thatthe subject of the sentence is the patient of the action denoted by the verb;

‘academics seem to favor passive sentences’;

Bottomnoun

(obsolete) Dregs or grounds; lees; sediment.

Passiveadjective

accepting or allowing what happens or what others do, without active response or resistance

‘the women were portrayed as passive victims’;

Bottomnoun

(usually: bottoms or bottomland) Low-lying land near a river with alluvial soil.

Passiveadjective

denoting a voice of verbs in which the subject undergoes the action of the verb (e.g. they were killed as opposed to the active form he killed them).

Bottomverb

To fall to the lowest point.

Passiveadjective

(of a circuit or device) containing no source of electromotive force

‘a passive optical network is to be installed in 2000 homes’;

Bottomverb

To establish firmly; to found or justify on or upon something; to set on a firm footing; to set or rest on or upon something which provides support or authority.

Passiveadjective

(of radar or a satellite) receiving or reflecting radiation from a transmitter or target rather than generating its own signal

‘passive sensors detect the emissions from enemy radar’;

Bottomverb

(intransitive) To rest, as upon an ultimate support; to be based or grounded.

Passiveadjective

(of a heating system) making use of incident sunlight as an energy source

‘bananas can be grown at the highest altitude using passive solar heating alone’;

Bottomverb

(intransitive) To reach or impinge against the bottom, so as to impede free action, as when the point of a cog strikes the bottom of a space between two other cogs, or a piston the end of a cylinder.

Passiveadjective

(of a metal) made unreactive by a thin inert surface layer of oxide.

Bottomverb

To wind round something, as in making a ball of thread.

Passivenoun

a passive form of a verb.

Bottomverb

(transitive) To furnish with a bottom.

‘to bottom a chair’;

Passivenoun

the passive voice.

Bottomverb

(intransitive) To be the submissive in a BDSM relationship or roleplay.

Bottomverb

(intransitive) To be anally penetrated in gay sex.

‘I've never bottomed in my life.’;

Bottomadjective

The lowest or last place or position.

‘Those files should go on the bottom shelf.’;

Bottomnoun

The lowest part of anything; the foot; as, the bottom of a tree or well; the bottom of a hill, a lane, or a page.

‘Or dive into the bottom of the deep.’;

Bottomnoun

The part of anything which is beneath the contents and supports them, as the part of a chair on which a person sits, the circular base or lower head of a cask or tub, or the plank floor of a ship's hold; the under surface.

‘Barrels with the bottom knocked out.’; ‘No two chairs were alike; such high backs and low backs and leather bottoms and worsted bottoms.’;

Bottomnoun

That upon which anything rests or is founded, in a literal or a figurative sense; foundation; groundwork.

Bottomnoun

The bed of a body of water, as of a river, lake, sea.

Bottomnoun

The fundament; the buttocks.

Bottomnoun

An abyss.

Bottomnoun

Low land formed by alluvial deposits along a river; low-lying ground; a dale; a valley.

Bottomnoun

The part of a ship which is ordinarily under water; hence, the vessel itself; a ship.

‘My ventures are not in one bottom trusted.’; ‘Not to sell the teas, but to return them to London in thesame bottoms in which they were shipped.’;

Bottomnoun

Power of endurance; as, a horse of a good bottom.

Bottomnoun

Dregs or grounds; lees; sediment.

‘He was at the bottom of many excellent counsels.’;

Bottomnoun

A ball or skein of thread; a cocoon.

‘Silkworms finish their bottoms in . . . fifteen days.’;

Bottomadjective

Of or pertaining to the bottom; fundamental; lowest; under; as, bottom rock; the bottom board of a wagon box; bottom prices.

Bottomverb

To found or build upon; to fix upon as a support; - followed by on or upon.

‘Action is supposed to be bottomed upon principle.’; ‘Those false and deceiving grounds upon which many bottom their eternal state].’;

Bottomverb

To furnish with a bottom; as, to bottom a chair.

Bottomverb

To reach or get to the bottom of.

Bottomverb

To rest, as upon an ultimate support; to be based or grounded; - usually with on or upon.

‘Find on what foundation any proposition bottoms.’;

Bottomverb

To reach or impinge against the bottom, so as to impede free action, as when the point of a cog strikes the bottom of a space between two other cogs, or a piston the end of a cylinder.

Bottomverb

To wind round something, as in making a ball of thread.

‘As you unwind her love from him,Lest it should ravel and be good to none,You must provide to bottom it on me.’;

Bottomnoun

the lower side of anything

Bottomnoun

the lowest part of anything;

‘they started at the bottom of the hill’;

Bottomnoun

the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on;

‘he deserves a good kick in the butt’; ‘are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?’;

Bottomnoun

the second half of an inning; while the home team is at bat

Bottomnoun

a depression forming the ground under a body of water;

‘he searched for treasure on the ocean bed’;

Bottomnoun

low-lying alluvial land near a river

Bottomnoun

a cargo ship;

‘they did much of their overseas trade in foreign bottoms’;

Bottomverb

provide with a bottom or a seat;

‘bottom the chairs’;

Bottomverb

strike the ground, as with a ship's bottom

Bottomverb

come to understand

Bottomadjective

situated at the bottom or lowest position;

‘the bottom drawer’; ‘the top shelf’;

Bottomadjective

at the bottom; lowest or last;

‘the bottom price’;

Bottomadjective

the lowest rank;

‘bottom member of the class’;

Bottomnoun

the lowest point or part of something

‘the bottom of the page’; ‘she paused at the bottom of the stairs’;

Bottomnoun

the ground under a sea, river, or lake

‘the liner plunged to the bottom of the sea’;

Bottomnoun

the lowest surface on the inside of a container

‘place the fruit on the bottom of the dish’;

Bottomnoun

the seat of a chair.

Bottomnoun

the furthest part or point of something

‘the shed at the bottom of the garden’;

Bottomnoun

the lowest position in a competition or ranking

‘he started at the bottom and now has his own business’;

Bottomnoun

the lower half of a specified two-piece garment

‘a pair of pyjama bottoms’;

Bottomnoun

another term for bottomland

‘river bottoms’;

Bottomnoun

the keel or hull of a ship

‘the double bottoms of the ship’;

Bottomnoun

a ship, especially a cargo carrier.

Bottomnoun

a person's buttocks

‘he climbs the side of the gorge, scratching his bottom unselfconsciously’;

Bottomnoun

one of six flavours of quark.

Bottomnoun

stamina or strength of character

‘whatever his faults, he possesses that old-fashioned quality—bottom’;

Bottomnoun

a man who takes the passive role in anal intercourse with another man.

Bottomadjective

in the lowest position

‘the books on the bottom shelf’;

Bottomadjective

(of a place) in the furthest position away in a downhill direction

‘the bottom field’;

Bottomadjective

in the lowest or last position in a competition or ranking

‘they came bottom with 17 points’; ‘I was put in the bottom class’;

Bottomverb

(of a ship) reach or touch the ground under the sea

‘nuclear submarines cannot bottom’;

Bottomverb

excavate (a hole or mine) to the level of a mineral-bearing stratum

‘scores of abandoned claims have never been properly bottomed, according to the old prospectors’;

Bottomverb

find gold or other minerals while mining

‘he's bottomed on opal there’;

Bottomverb

find the extent or real nature of

‘he had bottomed the whole inquiry’;

Bottomverb

(of a situation) reach the lowest point before stabilizing or improving

‘encouraging signs suggested the recession was bottoming out’;

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