What do you call the level of a building that is partly or entirely underground?
- basement (62%)
- A basement is finished (for example with plastered or painted walls, carpets, etc.), whereas a cellar is unfinished (made up of bare stone or cement, used only for storage). (14%)
- I use both, and they mean the same thing (10%)
- A cellar has an outside entrance (some call this a "bulkhead"), whereas a basement does not (8%)
- cellar (1%)
- other (1%)