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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Base"ment
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 .) Hence: The rooms of a ground floor, collectively.

Etymology: F. soubassement. Of uncertain origin. Cf. Base (a.) Bastion

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  1. The lowermost portion of a structure partly or wholly below ground level; often used for storage
  2. The ground floor facade or interior in Renaissance architecture

base +‎ -ment.

  1. A floor of a building below ground level.
  2. (geology) A mass of igneous or metamorphic rock forming the foundation over which a platform of sedimentary rocks is laid.
  3. (sports, informal) Last place in a sports conference standings.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Basement

Soul Basement is a pop music, soul music, rhythm, blues, hip hop music, funk, jazz, jam band, rock music, folk music, and folk rock musician. He plays Piano, Electric piano, Hammond organ, Bass guitar, Drum kit, and Percussion instrument. Soul was given the name Fabio Puglisi on January 13th, 1974 in Syracuse, Sicily, Italy. Soul is also known as Soul Basement.


Fun Facts about the name Basement

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Past life for Basement born Apr 16, 2017

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Poland approximately on 700. Your profession was digger and undertaker.

You were a person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just a garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man. Your lesson - to learn humility and faith in spiritual principles. You should believe in High Reason.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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