from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A fee charged for storage in a cellar.
  • noun A cellar or several cellars.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The space occupied by a cellar or cellars; a cellar or cellars collectively.
  • noun Room or storage in a cellar.
  • noun A charge for storage in a cellar.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The space or storerooms of a cellar; a cellar.
  • noun Chare for storage in a cellar.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The space or storerooms of a cellar.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a storage area in a cellar
  • noun a charge for storing goods in a cellar


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  • But perhaps the most striking use of such spaces is the cellarage designed to store barrels of beer brought to the capital from Burton-on-Trent, which was on the network of the Midland Railway.

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  • Such thronging to the wicket, and such churlish answers, and such bare beef-bones, such a shouldering at the buttery-hatch and cellarage, and nought to be gained beyond small insufficient single ale, or at best with a single straike of malt to counterbalance a double allowance of water — “By the mass, though, my young friend,” said he, while he saw the food disappearing fast under

    The Abbot 2008

  • It got about that the old house had had famous cellarage (which indeed was true), and that Flintwinch had been in a cellar at the moment, or had had time to escape into one, and that he was safe under its strong arch, and even that he had been heard to cry, in hollow, subterranean, suffocated notes, ‘Here I am!’

    Little Dorrit 2007

  • Then Carne, stepping warily, unlocked the heavy oak door at the entrance of the cellarage, held down his lantern, and fixed with a wedge the top step of the ladder, which had been made to revolve with a pin and collar at either end, as before described.

    Springhaven Richard Doddridge 2004

  • Then he ordered his young subaltern, his battery-mate, as he called him, to ascend the broad crumbling staircase, and glance into the dismantled chambers, while himself with the third of the party — a trusty old gunner — should inspect the cellarage.

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  • It will only be by paying attention to all the details connected with the cellarage of Australian wines that the victory will be ours.

    The Art of Living in Australia 2004

  • Indeed, as he eagerly sparkled at them from the cellarage before mentioned, he seemed a kind of cannon loaded to the muzzle with facts, and prepared to blow them clean out of the regions of childhood at one discharge.

    Hard Times 2002

  • Bannerman's had been just cellarage at one time, and hadn't been altered much since.

    Mortal Causes Rankin, Ian 1994

  • They are as deep in cellarage as they are high, while the rooms in them are innumerable.

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  • In spite of the usually accepted fact that smuggling can only prosper in secret, Poole became a sort of headquarters for all that considerable trade that found in the nooks and crannies of the Dorset coast safe warehouses and a natural cellarage.

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