unbottomed

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From un- +‎ bottom +‎ -ed.

Adjective[edit]

unbottomed (not comparable)

  1. (dated) bottomless
    • 1667, Milton, John, Paradise Lost, book 2, lines 404–5:
      who shall tempt with wand'ring feet / The dark unbottom'd infinite Abyss
    • 1916, William Ellery Leonard (translator), On the Nature of Things, New York: E. P. Dutton, translation of De rerum natura by Lucretius, OCLC 32917286, Book 2, lines 218–227:
      The atoms, as their own weight bears them down / Plumb through the void, at scarce determined times, / In scarce determined places, from their course / Decline a little – call it, so to speak, / Mere changed trend. For were it not their wont / Thuswise to swerve, down would they fall, each one, / Like drops of rain, through the unbottomed void; / And then collisions ne'er could be nor blows / Among the primal elements; and thus / Nature would never have created aught.
    Synonyms: limitless, unbounded; see also Thesaurus:infinite

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for unbottomed in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913)