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Meaning of BUTT

Pronunciation:  but

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  thick end of the handle
  2. [n]  the small unused part of something (especially the end of a cigarette that is left after smoking)
  3. [n]  a large cask (especially one holding a volume equivalent to 2 hogsheads or 126 gallons)
  4. [n]  a joint made by fastening ends together without overlapping
  5. [n]  finely ground tobacco wrapped in paper; for smoking
  6. [n]  sports equipment consisting of an object set up for a marksman or archer to aim at
  7. [n]  the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on
  8. [n]  a victim of ridicule or pranks
  9. [v]  to strike, thrust or shove against, often with head or horns; "He butted his sister out of the way."
  10. [v]  lie adjacent to another or share a boundary; "Canada adjoins the U.S."; "England marches with Scotland"
  11. [v]  place end to end without overlapping; "The frames must be butted at the joints"

BUTT is a 4 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: abut, adjoin, arse, ass, backside, behind, border, bottom, bum, buns, bunt, butt end, butt joint, butt on, buttocks, can, cigaret, cigarette, coffin nail, derriere, edge, fag, fanny, fundament, goat, hind end, hindquarters, keister, laughingstock, march, nates, posterior, prat, rear, rear end, rump, seat, stern, stooge, stub, tail, tail end, target, tooshie, tush
 See Also: April fool, barrel, body, body part, bump into, butt against, butt weld, cask, cigar butt, cigarette butt, clay pigeon, contact, cubeb, cubeb cigarette, dupe, filter-tipped cigarette, fish joint, jar against, joint, knock against, lay, marijuana cigarette, meet, neighbor, neighbour, part, place, portion, pose, position, put, reefer, rifle butt, roach, roll of tobacco, run into, set, smoke, spliff, sporting goods, sports equipment, stick, stock, strike, torso, touch, trunk, victim, water butt



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Butt\, But \But\, n. [F. but butt, aim (cf. butte knoll),
    or bout, OF. bot, end, extremity, fr. boter, buter, to push,
    butt, strike, F. bouter; of German origin; cf. OHG. b[=o]zan,
    akin to E. beat. See {Beat}, v. t.]
    1. A limit; a bound; a goal; the extreme bound; the end.
             Here is my journey's end, here my butt And very sea
             mark of my utmost sail.               --Shak.
    Note: As applied to land, the word is nearly synonymous with
          mete, and signifies properly the end line or boundary;
          the abuttal.
    2. The thicker end of anything. See {But}.
    3. A mark to be shot at; a target. --Sir W. Scott.
             The groom his fellow groom at butts defies, And
             bends his bow, and levels with his eyes. --Dryden.
    4. A person at whom ridicule, jest, or contempt is directed;
       as, the butt of the company.
             I played a sentence or two at my butt, which I
             thought very smart.                   --Addison.
    5. A push, thrust, or sudden blow, given by the head of an
       animal; as, the butt of a ram.
    6. A thrust in fencing.
             To prove who gave the fairer butt, John shows the
             chalk on Robert's coat.               --Prior.
    7. A piece of land left unplowed at the end of a field.
             The hay was growing upon headlands and butts in
             cornfields.                           --Burrill.
    8. (Mech.)
       (a) A joint where the ends of two objects come squarely
           together without scarfing or chamfering; -- also
           called {butt joint}.
       (b) The end of a connecting rod or other like piece, to
           which the boxing is attached by the strap, cotter, and
       (c) The portion of a half-coupling fastened to the end of
           a hose.
    9. (Shipbuilding) The joint where two planks in a strake
    10. (Carp.) A kind of hinge used in hanging doors, etc.; --
        so named because fastened on the edge of the door, which
        butts against the casing, instead of on its face, like
        the strap hinge; also called {butt hinge}.
    11. (Leather Trade) The thickest and stoutest part of tanned
        oxhides, used for soles of boots, harness, trunks.
    12. The hut or shelter of the person who attends to the
        targets in rifle practice.
    {Butt chain} (Saddlery), a short chain attached to the end of
       a tug.
    {Butt end}. The thicker end of anything. See {But end}, under
       2d {But}.
             Amen; and make me die a good old man! That's the
             butt end of a mother's blessing.      --Shak.
    {A butt's length}, the ordinary distance from the place of
       shooting to the butt, or mark.
    {Butts and bounds} (Conveyancing), abuttals and boundaries.
       In lands of the ordinary rectangular shape, butts are the
       lines at the ends (F. bouts), and bounds are those on the
       sides, or sidings, as they were formerly termed.
    {Bead and butt}. See under {Bead}.
    {Butt and butt}, joining end to end without overlapping, as
    {Butt weld} (Mech.), a butt joint, made by welding together
       the flat ends, or edges, of a piece of iron or steel, or
       of separate pieces, without having them overlap. See
    {Full butt}, headfirst with full force. [Colloq.] ``The
       corporal . . . ran full butt at the lieutenant.''
  2. \Butt\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Butted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Butting}.] [OE. butten, OF. boter to push, F. bouter. See
    {Butt} an end, and cf. {Boutade}.]
    1. To join at the butt, end, or outward extremity; to
       terminate; to be bounded; to abut. [Written also {but}.]
             And Barnsdale there doth butt on Don's well-watered
             ground.                               --Drayton.
    2. To thrust the head forward; to strike by thrusting the
       head forward, as an ox or a ram. [See {Butt}, n.]
             A snow-white steer before thine altar led, Butts
             with his threatening brows.           --Dryden.
  3. \Butt\, v. t.
    To strike by thrusting the head against; to strike with the
          Two harmless lambs are butting one the other. --Sir H.
  4. \Butt\, n. [F. botte, boute, LL. butta. Cf. {Bottle} a
    hollow vessel.]
    A large cask or vessel for wine or beer. It contains two
    Note: A wine butt contains 126 wine gallons (= 105 imperial
          gallons, nearly); a beer butt 108 ale gallons (= about
          110 imperial gallons).
  5. \Butt\, n. (Zo["o]l.)
    The common English flounder.
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