basement etymology

English word basement comes from English pyramid, English base

Detailed word origin of basement

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
pyramid English (eng) (intransitive) To employ, or take part in, a pyramid scheme.. (transitive, genetics) To combine (a series of genes) into a single genotype.. To build up or be arranged in the form of a pyramid (UK, dated) The game of pool in which the balls are placed in the form of a triangle at spot.. (card games) The triangular layout of cards in the game of Pyramid.. (card games, uncountable) . (a [...]
base English (eng) (archaic) Of low social standing or rank; vulgar, common.. (legal) Not held by honourable service.. (now, rare) Inferior; unworthy, of poor quality.. (obsolete) Low in height; short.. (obsolete) Of illegitimate birth; bastard.. (obsolete) Of low value or degree.. Alloyed with inferior metal; debased.. Designating those metals which are not classed as precious or noble.. Low in place or [...]
basement English (eng) (sports, informal) Last place in a sports conference standings.. (geology) A mass of igneous or metamorphic rock forming the foundation over which a platform of sedimentary rocks is laid.. A floor of a building below ground level.

Words with the same origin as basement

Descendants of base
basic basically