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Definitions for butt
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butt, butt endnoun
thick end of the handle
the part of a plant from which the roots spring or the part of a stalk or trunk nearest the roots
butt, goat, laughingstock, stoogenoun
a victim of ridicule or pranks
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, assnoun
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?"
sports equipment consisting of an object set up for a marksman or archer to aim at
cigarette, cigaret, coffin nail, butt, fagnoun
finely ground tobacco wrapped in paper; for smoking
butt joint, buttnoun
a joint made by fastening ends together without overlapping
a large cask (especially one holding a volume equivalent to 2 hogsheads or 126 gallons)
the small unused part of something (especially the end of a cigarette that is left after smoking)
border, adjoin, edge, abut, march, butt, butt against, butt onverb
lie adjacent to another or share a boundary
"Canada adjoins the U.S."; "England marches with Scotland"
to strike, thrust or shove against
"He butted his sister out of the way"; "The goat butted the hiker with his horns"
place end to end without overlapping
"The frames must be butted at the joints"
The buttocks; used as a euphemism, less objectionable than arse/ass
Get up off your butt and get to work.
The whole buttocks and pelvic region that includes one's private parts.
A used cigarette.
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.
A limit; a bound; a goal; the extreme bound; the end.
A mark to be shot at; a target.
A piece of land left unplowed at the end of a field.
A person at whom ridicule, jest, or contempt is directed.
He's usually the butt of their jokes.
To strike bluntly, particularly with the head.
A push, thrust, or sudden blow, given by the head; a head butt.
A thrust in fencing.
The plastic or rubber cap used to cover the open end of a lacrosse stick's shaft in order to prevent injury.
The portion of a half-coupling fastened to the end of a hose.
The end of a connecting rod or other like piece, to which the boxing is attached by the strap, cotter, and gib.
A joint where the ends of two objects come squarely together without scarfing or chamfering; – also called a butt joint.
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.
The joint where two planks in a strake meet.
The thickest and stoutest part of tanned oxhides, used for soles of boots, harness, trunks.
The hut or shelter of the person who attends to the targets in rifle practice.
An English measure of capacity for liquids, containing 126 wine gallons which is one-half tun; equivalent to the pipe.
A wooden cask for storing wine, usually containing 126 gallons.
Any of various flatfish such as sole, plaice or turbot
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: but, Fr.
He calls on Bacchus, and propounds the prize;
The groom his fellow groom at butts defies,
And bends his bow, and levels with his eyes. Dryden.
Be not afraid though you do see me weapon’d;
Here is my journey’s end; here is my butt,
The very sea-mark of my journey’s end. William Shakespeare, Othello.
The papists were the most common-place, and the butt against whom all the arrows were directed. Edward Hyde.
I played a sentence or two at my butt, which I thought very smart, when my ill genius suggested to him such a reply as got all the laughter on his side. Spectator, №. 175.
If disputes arise
Among the champions for the prize;
To prove who gave the fairer butt,
John shews the chalk on Robert’s coat. Matthew Prior.
A vessel; a barrel containing one hundred and twenty six gallons of wine; a butt contains one hundred and eight gallons of beer; and from fifteen to twenty two hundred weight, is a butt of currans.
Etymology: butt, Saxon.
I escaped upon a butt of sack, which the sailors heaved overboard. William Shakespeare, Tempest.
To strike with the head.
Etymology: botten, Dutch.
Come, leave your tears: a brief farewel: the beast
With many heads butts me away. William Shakespeare, Coriolanus.
Nor wars are seen,
Unless, upon the green,
Two harmless lambs are butting one the other. Henry Wotton.
A snow-white steer, before thy altar led,
Butts with his threat’ning brows, and bellowing stands. John Dryden, Æneid.
A ram will butt with his head, though he be brought up tame, and never saw that manner of fighting. John Ray, on the Cr.
alt. of But
to join at the butt, end, or outward extremity; to terminate; to be bounded; to abut
to thrust the head forward; to strike by thrusting the head forward, as an ox or a ram. [See Butt, n.]
to strike by thrusting the head against; to strike with the head
a large cask or vessel for wine or beer. It contains two hogsheads
the common English flounder
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
but, v.i. and v.t. to strike with the head, as a goat, &c.—n. a push with the head of an animal.—n. Butt′er, an animal that butts. [O. Fr. boter, to push, strike.]
but, n. a large cask: a wine-butt = 126 gallons, a beer and sherry butt = 108 gallons. [Cf. Fr. botte, Sp. bota, Low L. butta.]
but, n. a mark for archery practice: a mound behind musketry or artillery targets: one who is made the object of ridicule.—n. Butt′-shaft (Shak.), a shaft or arrow for shooting at butts with. [Fr. but, goal.]
but, or in longer form, Butt′-end, n. the thick and heavy end: the stump. [Ety. dub.]
but, n. an ox-hide minus the offal or pieces round the margins.
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
The joining of two timbers or planks endways. Also, the opening between the ends of two planks when worked. Also, the extremities of the planks themselves when they are united, or abut against each other. The word likewise is used to denote the largest end of all timber. Planks under water as they rise are joined one end to another. In large ships butt-ends are most carefully bolted, for if any one of them should spring, or give way, the leak would be very dangerous and difficult to stop.--To start or spring a butt is to loosen the end of a plank by the ship's weakness or labouring.--Butt-heads are the same with butt-ends.--Butt is also a mark for shooting at, and the hind part of a musket or pistol. Also, a wine-measure of 126 gallons.
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
In gunnery, is a solid earthen parapet, to fire against in the proving of guns, or in practice.
That extremity of a musket which rests against the shoulder when the piece is brought up to a position of firing.
Not good, lacking. "Get yourself some toilet paper 'cause your lyrics is butt" -- A Tribe Called Quest(Low End Theory)
The filter of a joint or a sigarette. -- "I watch the sky I take another breath I smoke my Newport to the butt" - 2Pac - Never had a friend like me(Gridlock'd ost).
The subject or topic of a joke. "Don't make a joke allright, you'll be the butt of it" -- Saigon - NY Streetz(Warning Shots)
What does BUTT stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the BUTT acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Butt is ranked #5007 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Butt surname appeared 7,020 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 2 would have the surname Butt.
55.5% or 3,902 total occurrences were White.
37% or 2,599 total occurrences were Asian.
3% or 213 total occurrences were of two or more races.
2.2% or 156 total occurrences were Black.
1.8% or 127 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
0.3% or 23 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
The numerical value of butt in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of butt in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Examples of butt in a Sentence
I cannot put this into words, i cannot believe these numbers right now, but I do know that every single person here has worked their butt off to change the future of the Bronx and Queens.
There's an emergence of women in leadership roles in ads, instead of being the butt of the joke or being shown in a bikini.
You can't leave footprints in the sands of time if you're sitting on your butt. And who wants to leave buttprints in the sands of time
Being in the public eye as far as being on television or film or whatever it is, that’s going to be hard for him. I don’t think people are going to take him seriously, people who become the butt of jokes, of doing things as ridiculous and absurd as what allegedly happened, have a harder time working.
We were really put in very extreme situations, crawling through very tight tunnels, i've had my butt stuck, I've had my head stuck and it's a challenge not to panic -- but also, you learn a lot about yourself and inner strength in those conditions.
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- dal, sağrıAzerbaijani
- седніца, попа, дупа, седаўка, задніцаBelarusian
- задник, фас, дупе, угарка, гъз, приклад, блъскам с главаBulgarian
- burilla, punta, tossarCatalan, Valencian
- pažba, prdel, zadek, hýždě, nedopalekCzech
- røv, skodDanish
- Stummel, Po, Kolben, Arsch, Kippe, Gesäß, Zigarettenkippe, ZigarettenstummelGerman
- chinga, chenca, bacha, nalgas, pucho, colilla, culo, pava, topetada, chiva, chicote, calilla, topetazo, topetarSpanish
- کپل, سرینPersian
- pusku, pylly, piennar, monttu, pehva, maali, puskaisu, raja, natsa, peppu, tupakantumppi, päämäärä, perä, itse, tumppi, naurunaihe, maalitaulu, kampela, peffa, nuppi, puskeaFinnish
- derrière, crosse, mégot, culFrench
- togsaid, bun, barailleScottish Gaelic
- नितम्ब, बटHindi
- քամակ, հետույք, տուտուզ, կճատArmenian
- rass, stubbur, sígarettustubbur, afturendiIcelandic
- culo, sedere, cornata, cozzareItalian
- 吸殻, 尻Japanese
- დუნდულა, უკანალი, ტრაკიGeorgian
- 담배꽁초, 엉덩이, 꽁초Korean
- cūlus, clūnēsLatin
- kumu, whakakatangaMāori
- кундак, отпушок, газ, задник, пикавецMacedonian
- өгзөг, хонгоMongolian
- punggung, puntung rokokMalay
- peuk, kontDutch
- rumpe, bakNorwegian
- cuol, tafanariOccitan
- niedopałek, dupa, tyłek, kolba, pet, skóra, zadekPolish
- guimba, nádegas, cu, bunda, bitucaPortuguese
- cur, lovitura puternica cu capul, patul pustii, izbitura, fund, izbi cu capul, lovi puternicRomanian
- ягодицы, попа, задница, бычок, срака, приклад, окурок, жопа, попка, зад, бодать, боднутьRussian
- гуза, дупе, kundak, guza, dupe, guzica, задњица, гузица, zadnjicaSerbo-Croatian
- prdel, zadok, riťSlovak
- zadnjica, ritSlovene
- byth, bythëAlbanian
- röv, ända, kolv, fimp, bak, stump, stjärt, rumpa, stöta, stånga, buttSwedish
- puwit, dulo, upos, pwetTagalog
- дупа, зад, жопа, попа, сідницяUkrainian
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