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Meaning of BUTTER

Pronunciation:  'butur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an edible emulsion of fat globules made by churning milk or cream; for cooking and table use
  2. [n]  a fighter who strikes the opponent with his head
  3. [v]  spread butter on, as of bread

BUTTER is a 6 letter word that starts with B.


 See Also: battler, belligerent, beurre noisette, brown butter, clarified butter, combatant, cover, dairy product, drawn butter, fighter, food, lemon butter, Meuniere butter, scrapper, yak butter



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \But"ter\ (b[u^]t"t[~e]r), n. [OE. botere, butter, AS.
    butere, fr. L. butyrum, Gr. boy`tyron; either fr. boy`s ox,
    cow + tyro`s cheese; or, perhaps, of Scythian origin. Cf.
    1. An oily, unctuous substance obtained from cream or milk by
    2. Any substance resembling butter in degree of consistence,
       or other qualities, especially, in old chemistry, the
       chlorides, as butter of antimony, sesquichloride of
       antimony; also, certain concrete fat oils remaining nearly
       solid at ordinary temperatures, as butter of cacao,
       vegetable butter, shea butter.
    {Butter and eggs} (Bot.), a name given to several plants
       having flowers of two shades of yellow, as {Narcissus
       incomparabilis}, and in the United States to the toadflax
       ({Linaria vulgaris}).
    {Butter boat}, a small vessel for holding melted butter at
    {Butter flower}, the buttercup, a yellow flower.
    {Butter print}, a piece of carved wood used to mark pats of
       butter; -- called also {butter stamp}. --Locke.
    {Butter tooth}, either of the two middle incisors of the
       upper jaw.
    {Butter tree} (Bot.), a tree of the genus {Bassia}, the seeds
       of which yield a substance closely resembling butter. The
       butter tree of India is the {B. butyracea}; that of Africa
       is the Shea tree ({B. Parkii}). See {Shea tree}.
    {Butter trier}, a tool used in sampling butter.
    {Butter wife}, a woman who makes or sells butter; -- called
       also {butter woman}. [Obs. or Archaic]
  2. \But"ter\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Buttered} (?); p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Buttering}.]
    1. To cover or spread with butter.
             I know what's what. I know on which side My bread is
             buttered.                             --Ford.
    2. To increase, as stakes, at every throw or every game.
       [Cant] --Johnson.
  3. \Butt"er\, n.
    One who, or that which, butts.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming of or taste butter, suggests that you are looking to be gratified in some area of your life. You need to indulge yourself in life's pleasure.
Easton Bible Dictionary

(Heb. hemah), curdled milk (Gen. 18:8; Judg. 5:25; 2 Sam. 17:29), or butter in the form of the skim of hot milk or cream, called by the Arabs kaimak, a semi-fluid (Job 20:17; 29:6; Deut. 32:14). The words of Prov. 30:33 have been rendered by some "the pressure [not churning] of milk bringeth forth cheese."

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