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Stilt vs Basement - What's the difference?

stilt | basement |

As nouns the difference between stilt and basement

is that stilt is either of two poles with footrests that allow someone to stand or walk above the ground; used mostly by entertainers while basement is a floor of a building below ground level.

As a verb stilt

is to raise on stilts, or as if on stilts.

stilt

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • Either of two poles with footrests that allow someone to stand or walk above the ground; used mostly by entertainers.
  • A tall pillar or post used to support some structure; often above water.
  • Any of various wading birds of the genera Himantopus'' and ''Cladorhynchus , related to the avocet, that have extremely long legs and long thin bills.
  • A crutch.
  • The handle of a plough.
  • (Halliwell)

    Derived terms

    * (stilt plover) * (stilt sandpiper)

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • to raise on stilts, or as if on stilts
  • Anagrams

    * ---- ==Norwegian Bokmål==

    Alternative forms

    * (l) (Etymology 3 )

    Verb

    (head)
  • basement

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A floor of a building below ground level.
  • *
  • *:Turning back, then, toward the basement staircase, she began to grope her way through blinding darkness, but had taken only a few uncertain steps when, of a sudden, she stopped short and for a little stood like a stricken thing, quite motionless save that she quaked to her very marrow in the grasp of a great and enervating fear.
  • Last place in a sports conference standings.
  • Derived terms

    * bargain basement * basement battler * basementless * basementlike * basement membrane * subbasement