Definitions for BUTTbʌt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. the end or extremity of anything, esp. the thicker, larger, or blunt end considered as a base, support, or handle:

    the butt of a rifle.

  2. an end that is not used or consumed; remnant:

    a cigar butt.

  3. a lean cut of pork shoulder.

    Category: Cooking

  4. Slang. the buttocks.

    Category: Status (usage)

  5. Slang. a cigarette.

    Category: Status (usage)

Origin of butt:

1400–50; late ME bott (thick) end, buttock, OE butt tree stump (in place names); akin to Sw but stump; cf. buttock


  1. an object of witticisms, ridicule, etc.

  2. a target.

  3. (on a target range) a wall of earth or other backstop located behind the targets to stop bullets, arrows, etc.

  4. butts, a target range.

  5. Obs. a goal; limit.

    Category: Status (usage)

  6. (v.i.)to abut.

  7. (v.t.)to position or fasten an end (of something).

  8. to join the ends of (two things); set end to end.

Origin of butt:

1350–1400; ME < MF but target, goal, prob. 蠐 ON bútrbutt1, from the use of a wooden block or stump as a target in archery, etc.


  1. to strike or push with the head or horns.

    Category: Animal Behavior

  2. (v.i.)to strike or push something or at something with the head or horns.

    Category: Animal Behavior

  3. to project.

  4. butt in (or out), to interfere (or stop interfering) in the affairs or conversation of others.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  5. (n.)a blow with the head or horns.

    Category: Animal Behavior

Origin of butt:

1150–1200; ME < AF buter, OF boter to thrust, strike < Gmc


  1. any of various units of capacity, usu. considered equal to two hogsheads.

    Category: Weights and Measures

  2. a large cask for wine, beer, or ale.

Origin of butt:

1350–1400; ME bote < AF bo(u)t(e); MF < OPr bota < LL butta, buttis]

Princeton's WordNet

  1. butt, butt end(noun)

    thick end of the handle

  2. butt(noun)

    the part of a plant from which the roots spring or the part of a stalk or trunk nearest the roots

  3. butt, goat, laughingstock, stooge(noun)

    a victim of ridicule or pranks

  4. buttocks, nates, arse, butt, backside, bum, buns, can, fundament, hindquarters, hind end, keister, posterior, prat, rear, rear end, rump, stern, seat, tail, tail end, tooshie, tush, bottom, behind, derriere, fanny, ass(noun)

    the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on

    "he deserves a good kick in the butt"; "are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?"

  5. target, butt(noun)

    sports equipment consisting of an object set up for a marksman or archer to aim at

  6. cigarette, cigaret, coffin nail, butt, fag(noun)

    finely ground tobacco wrapped in paper; for smoking

  7. butt joint, butt(noun)

    a joint made by fastening ends together without overlapping

  8. butt(noun)

    a large cask (especially one holding a volume equivalent to 2 hogsheads or 126 gallons)

  9. butt, stub(verb)

    the small unused part of something (especially the end of a cigarette that is left after smoking)

  10. border, adjoin, edge, abut, march, butt, butt against, butt on(verb)

    lie adjacent to another or share a boundary

    "Canada adjoins the U.S."; "England marches with Scotland"

  11. butt, bunt(verb)

    to strike, thrust or shove against

    "He butted his sister out of the way"; "The goat butted the hiker with his horns"

  12. butt(verb)

    place end to end without overlapping

    "The frames must be butted at the joints"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. butt(noun)ʌt

    the end of a smoked cigarette

    ***a cigarette butt

  2. buttʌt

    the end of a gun handle

    ***the butt of the gun

  3. buttʌt

    sb's bottom

    ***He fell on his butt.

  4. buttʌt

    the main target

    He's the butt of everyone's jokes.

  5. butt(verb)ʌt

    to hit with the head

    The goats butted each other.


  1. butt(Noun)

    The buttocks; used as a euphemism, less objectionable than arse/ass

    Get up off your butt and get to work.

  2. butt(Noun)

    The whole buttocks and pelvic region that includes one's private parts.

  3. butt(Noun)

    Body; self.

  4. butt(Noun)

    A used cigarette.

  5. butt(Noun)

    The larger or thicker end of anything; the blunt end, in distinction from the sharp end; as, the butt of a rifle. Formerly also spelled but.

  6. butt(Noun)

    A limit; a bound; a goal; the extreme bound; the end.

  7. butt(Noun)

    A mark to be shot at; a target.

  8. butt(Noun)

    A piece of land left unplowed at the end of a field.

  9. butt(Noun)

    A person at whom ridicule, jest, or contempt is directed.

    He's usually the butt of their jokes.

  10. butt(Verb)

    To strike bluntly, particularly with the head.

  11. butt(Noun)

    A push, thrust, or sudden blow, given by the head; a head butt.

  12. butt(Noun)

    A thrust in fencing.

  13. butt(Noun)

    The plastic or rubber cap used to cover the open end of a lacrosse stick's shaft in order to prevent injury.

  14. butt(Noun)

    The portion of a half-coupling fastened to the end of a hose.

  15. butt(Noun)

    The end of a connecting rod or other like piece, to which the boxing is attached by the strap, cotter, and gib.

  16. butt(Noun)

    A joint where the ends of two objects come squarely together without scarfing or chamfering; u2013 also called a butt joint.

  17. butt(Noun)

    A kind of hinge used in hanging doors, etc., so named because it is attached to the inside edge of the door and butts against the casing, instead of on its face, like the strap hinge; also called butt hinge.

  18. butt(Noun)

    The joint where two planks in a strake meet.

  19. butt(Noun)

    The thickest and stoutest part of tanned oxhides, used for soles of boots, harness, trunks.

  20. butt(Noun)

    The hut or shelter of the person who attends to the targets in rifle practice.

  21. butt(Noun)

    An English measure of capacity for liquids, containing 126 wine gallons which is one-half tun; equivalent to the pipe.

  22. butt(Noun)

    A wooden cask for storing wine, usually containing 126 gallons.

  23. butt(Noun)

    Any of various flatfish such as sole, plaice or turbot

  24. butt(Noun)


Webster Dictionary

  1. Butt(verb)

    alt. of But

  2. Butt(verb)

    to join at the butt, end, or outward extremity; to terminate; to be bounded; to abut

  3. Butt(verb)

    to thrust the head forward; to strike by thrusting the head forward, as an ox or a ram. [See Butt, n.]

  4. Butt(verb)

    to strike by thrusting the head against; to strike with the head

  5. Butt(noun)

    a large cask or vessel for wine or beer. It contains two hogsheads

  6. Butt(noun)

    the common English flounder

Translations for BUTT

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the thick and heavy end (especially of a rifle).

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