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1rare An underlying reason or principle; a basis or foundation (now rare).
2US literal Literal low-lying land, especially a stretch of level land near a river; = "bottomland" (now chiefly US).
Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Earl of Surrey (?1517–1547), poet and soldier.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.