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Various varieties[edit]


Etymology 1[edit]

From Center English celer, seler, from Anglo-Norman celer, Outdated French celier (trendy cellier), from Late Latin cellārium, from Latin cella. Doublet of cellarium.


cellar (plural cellars)

  1. An enclosed underground house, usually beneath a constructing, used for storage or shelter.
  2. A wine assortment, particularly when saved in a cellar.
  3. (slang) Final place in a league or competitors.
Derived phrases[edit]


cellar (third-person singular easy current cellars, current participle cellaring, easy previous and previous participle cellared)

  1. (transitive) To retailer in a cellar.
    • 2008 June 25, Lucy Burningham, “Beer Lovers Make Room for Brews Price a Wait”, in New York Instances[1]:

      Mr. VandenBerghe says he’s cellared such memorable bottles because the Batch 1 Adam from Hair of the Canine, a 14-year-old ale from Portland, Ore., that’s 10 p.c alcohol, and the Trappistes Rochefort 10, a Quadrupel Belgian ale that peaks round age 10.


Etymology 2[edit]

From 15th Century English saler, from French salière, from Latin salarius (referring to salt), from Latin sal (salt)


cellar (plural cellars)

  1. salt cellar
  2. (historic) A small dish for holding salt.


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