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ˈbʌt lərBut·ler

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. butler, pantryman(noun)

    a manservant (usually the head servant of a household) who has charge of wines and the table

  2. Butler, Samuel Butler(noun)

    English novelist who described a fictitious land he called Erewhon (1835-1902)

  3. Butler, Samuel Butler(noun)

    English poet (1612-1680)


  1. butler(Noun)

    A manservant having charge of wines and liquors.

  2. butler(Noun)

    The chief male servant of a household who has charge of other employees, receives guests, directs the serving of meals, and performs various personal services.

  3. butler(Noun)

    A valet, a male personal attendant.

  4. butler(Verb)

    To buttle, to dispense wines or liquors; to take the place of a butler.

  5. Butler(ProperNoun)

    An English and Irish occupational surname for someone who was a butler or wine servant.

  6. Butler(ProperNoun)

    An Anglicized form of the French surname Boutilier, of similar derivation.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Butler(noun)

    an officer in a king's or a nobleman's household, whose principal business it is to take charge of the liquors, plate, etc.; the head servant in a large house


  1. Butler

    A butler is a domestic worker in a large household. In great houses, the household is sometimes divided into departments with the butler in charge of the dining room, wine cellar, and pantry. Some also have charge of the entire parlour floor, and housekeepers caring for the entire house and its appearance. A butler is usually male, and in charge of male servants, while a housekeeper is usually a woman, and in charge of female servants. Traditionally, male servants were rarer and therefore better paid and of higher status than female servants. The butler, as the senior male servant, has the highest servant status. In modern houses where the butler is the most senior worker, titles such as majordomo, butler administrator, house manager, manservant, staff manager, chief of staff, staff captain, estate manager and head of household staff are sometimes given. The precise duties of the employee will vary to some extent in line with the title given, but perhaps more importantly in line with the requirements of the individual employer. In the grandest homes or when the employer owns more than one residence, there is sometimes an estate manager of higher rank than the butler.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Butler

    but′lėr, n. a servant who has charge of the liquors, plate, &c.—v.i. to act as butler.—ns. But′lership, But′lerage; But′lery, the butler's pantry. [Norm. Fr. butuiller—Low L. buticularius. See Bottle.]

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. butler

    1. A Person or Thing that has charge of the servants in a house belonging to another Person or Thing. 2. A tyrant without ears, eyes, organs, dimensions, passions.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Butler in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Butler in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Butler in a Sentence

  1. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    A butler supplies food to nourish your body, but a writer nourishes your mind through writing.

  2. Jacob Lenfesty:

    What I do know is just days after the election Butler President James Danko had sent out a student-wide e-mail and in that he had made a point to say that we should all accept President Trump as the winner of the election and move forward after months of negative political discourse. And I feel like, you know, the initial terms that they had used just don’t line up with President Danko’s goals.

  3. Butler County:

    I can tell you this -- I am not Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones. I am not going to enforce any mask-wearing. That is not my responsibility. That is not my job. People should be able to make those choices themselves.

  4. George Gordon Byron:

    Wives in their husbands' absences grow subtler, And daughters sometimes run off with the butler.

  5. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    At Super Bowl XLIX last night, Malcolm Butler, sealed the great victory for New England Patriots, with an amazing interception near the goal line, when only 20 seconds were remaining in the game. Malcolm Butler's journey, from a regular employee at Popeye's to the great Hero at Patriots, is simply amazing and truly inspiring. It shows the awesome power of determination and focus that uplifts an underdog, raising to the most remarkable level of a Hero at Super Bowl. You are a true Hero, a working man's Hero, Malcolm Butler! Keep it up!

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