Definitions for butter
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word butter.
an edible emulsion of fat globules made by churning milk or cream; for cooking and table use
a fighter who strikes the opponent with his head
spread butter on
Someone who butts; someone who butts in
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: buttere, Sax. butyrum, Lat.
And he took butter and milk, and the calf which he had dressed, and set before them. Gen. xviii. 8.
Etymology: from the noun.
’Twas her brother, that, in pure kindness to his horse, buttered his hay. William Shakespeare, King Lear.
Words butter no parsnips. Roger L'Estrange.
It is a fine simile in one of Mr. Congreve’s prologues, which compares a writer to a buttering gamester, that stakes all his winning upon one cast; so that if he loses the last throw, he is sure to be undone. Joseph Addison, Freeholder, №. 40.
Butter is a dairy product made from the fat and protein components of churned cream. It is a semi-solid emulsion at room temperature, consisting of approximately 80% butterfat. It is used at room temperature as a spread, melted as a condiment, and used as an ingredient in baking, sauce making, pan frying, and other cooking procedures. Most frequently made from cow's milk, butter can also be manufactured from the milk of other mammals, including sheep, goats, buffalo, and yaks. It is made by churning milk or cream to separate the fat globules from the buttermilk. Salt and food colorings are sometimes added to butter. Rendering butter, removing the water and milk solids, produces clarified butter or ghee, which is almost entirely butterfat. Butter is a water-in-oil emulsion resulting from an inversion of the cream, where the milk proteins are the emulsifiers. Butter remains a firm solid when refrigerated, but softens to a spreadable consistency at room temperature, and melts to a thin liquid consistency at 32 to 35 °C (90 to 95 °F). The density of butter is 911 grams per litre (0.950 lb per US pint). It generally has a pale yellow color, but varies from deep yellow to nearly white. Its natural, unmodified color is dependent on the source animal's feed and genetics, but the commercial manufacturing process commonly manipulates the color with food colorings like annatto or carotene.
Butter is a dairy product typically made from cow's milk, but can also derive from the milk of other mammals like sheep, goats, or buffaloes. It is made by churning or agitating the milk or cream until the fats separate from the liquid and form into a semi-solid state. It is commonly used as a spread, in cooking, or for baking, adding flavor and richness to dishes.
an oily, unctuous substance obtained from cream or milk by churning
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
to cover or spread with butter
to increase, as stakes, at every throw or every game
one who, or that which, butts
Butter is a dairy product made by churning fresh or fermented cream or milk. It is generally used as a spread and a condiment, as well as in cooking, such as baking, sauce making, and pan frying. Butter consists of butterfat, milk proteins and water. Most frequently made from cows' milk, butter can also be manufactured from the milk of other mammals, including sheep, goats, buffalo, and yaks. Salt, flavorings and preservatives are sometimes added to butter. Rendering butter produces clarified butter or ghee, which is almost entirely butterfat. Butter is a water-in-oil emulsion resulting from an inversion of the cream, an oil-in-water emulsion; the milk proteins are the emulsifiers. Butter remains a solid when refrigerated, but softens to a spreadable consistency at room temperature, and melts to a thin liquid consistency at 32–35 °C. The density of butter is 911 g/L. It generally has a pale yellow color, but varies from deep yellow to nearly white. Its unmodified color is dependent on the animals' feed and is commonly manipulated with food colorings in the commercial manufacturing process, most commonly annatto or carotene.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
but′ėr, n. an oily substance obtained from cream by churning.—v.t. to spread over with butter.—ns. Butt′er-bird, the name in Jamaica for the rice-bunting; Butt′er-boat, a table vessel for holding melted butter; Butt′er-bump, a bittern; Butt′er-bur, -dock, the sweet coltsfoot; Butt′ercup, a plant of the Crowfoot genus, with a cup-like flower of a golden yellow; Butt′er-fing′ers, one who lets a cricket-ball he ought to catch slip through his fingers; Butt′er-fish (see Gunnel); Butt′erfly, the name of an extensive group of beautiful winged insects: (fig.) a light-headed person.—adj. light, flighty, like a butterfly.—ns. Butt′erine, an artificial fatty compound sold as a substitute for butter—since 1887 only allowed to be sold under the names margarine or oleo-margarine; Butt′er-milk, the milk that remains after the butter has been separated from the cream by churning; Butt′er-nut, the oily nut of the North American white walnut, the tree itself or its light-coloured close-grained wood: the nut of a lofty timber-tree of Guiana—the souari-nut; Butt′er-scotch, a kind of toffee containing a large admixture of butter; Butt′er-tree, a genus of plants found in the East Indies and in Africa, remarkable for a sweet buttery substance yielded by their seeds when boiled; Butt′er-wife, Butt′er-wom′an, a woman who makes and sells butter; Butt′er-wort, a genus of small plants found in marshy places, so called either from the power of the leaves to coagulate milk, or from their peculiar sliminess.—adj. Butt′ery, like butter. [A.S. butere; Ger. butter; both from L. butyrum—Gr. boutyron—bous ox, tyros, cheese.]
U.S. National Library of Medicine
The fatty portion of milk, separated as a soft yellowish solid when milk or cream is churned. It is processed for cooking and table use. (Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)
Well liked, smoothed out. "Phife Dog is on the mic and I'm smooth like butter. It's like butter, not no Parkay, not no margerine, strictly butter, baby" -- A Tribe Called Quest (Butter). "The women like me, im dipped in butter"- Mac Dre
Easy or not difficult.
Crack rocks, "Yea I got those butters dawg" Something you put on toast, akin to spread This can reference a fine women with an ugly face. "She fine everywhere BUTT-ER-FACE!" "butters" nice, long wavy hair. ex: "damn that nigga got butters (buddas)."
A type of food and dairy product.
Butter is sold in various forms.
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Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Butter is ranked #39164 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Butter surname appeared 562 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Butter.
72.9% or 410 total occurrences were White.
10.1% or 57 total occurrences were Black.
8.9% or 50 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
6.2% or 35 total occurrences were Asian.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'butter' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4675
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'butter' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2415
Rank popularity for the word 'butter' in Nouns Frequency: #1775
The numerical value of butter in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of butter in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
I never thrust my nose into other men's porridge. It is no bread and butter of mine every man for himself, and God for us all.
Each suburban wife struggled with it alone. As she made the beds, shopped for groceries, matched slipcover material, ate peanut butter sandwiches with her children, chauffered Cub Scouts and Brownies, lay beside her husband at night-she was afraid to ask even of herself the silent question-Is this all
If you put butter and salt on it, it tastes like salty butter.
There is no one miracle food that will launch us into immortality, the lifestyle as a whole must be considered, including daily physical activity and eating less( of) animal foods like meat, cheese and butter. It is easiest to encourage people to eat a variety of plant foods such as salads, trail mix, roasted vegetables, pasta primavera, almond butter and banana sandwiches, lentil soup, or edamame hummus.
A person may be eating oatmeal with plant-based milk and fruit for breakfast, and I'll ask them to add hemp seeds, flax seeds or chia seeds, or even a nut butter like peanut butter.
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Translations for butter
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- botter, bebotterAfrikaans
- масло, намазвам с маслоBulgarian
- mantegaCatalan, Valencian
- máslo, mazat máslem, namazat máslem, pomazat máslemCzech
- маслоOld Church Slavonic, Church Slavonic, Old Bulgarian
- smør, smøreDanish
- bestreichen, ButterGerman
- ŝmiraĵo, buteroEsperanto
- untar con mantequilla, mantequilla, mantecaSpanish
- مسکه, کرهPersian
- beurre, beurrerFrench
- bûterWestern Frisian
- ìmScottish Gaelic
- માખણ, મસ્કોGujarati
- घी, मक्खन, माखनHindi
- butyro, butyrarInterlingua
- butro, butrizarIdo
- burro, imburrareItalian
- 乳酪, バターJapanese
- punneqKalaallisut, Greenlandic
- បឺរ, ខ្លាញ់ទឹកដោះKhmer
- май, май сүйкөө, сары май, сүт май, паста, повидлоKyrgyz
- BotterLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- цөцгийн тосMongolian
- beboteren, inboteren, met boter besmeren, boterDutch
- smørNorwegian Nynorsk
- mandagíiyaNavajo, Navaho
- burre, bodreOccitan
- ਮੱਖਣPanjabi, Punjabi
- masło, smarować masłemPolish
- manteiga, amanteigar, [[passar]] [[manteiga]] [[em]]Portuguese
- масло, намаслить, намасливать, сливочное масло, намазать маслом, намазывать масломRussian
- घृत, नवनीतSanskrit
- puter, маслац, путер, maslacSerbo-Croatian
- බටර්Sinhala, Sinhalese
- maslo, namazati z maslom, puterSlovene
- serelediSouthern Sotho
- bre, smör, bredaSwedish
- равған, равғани зардTajik
- ทาเนย, เนยThai
- گھی, مکھنUrdu
- bơ, quẹt bơVietnamese
- bör, milegVolapük
- ibhotela, iphehlwaZulu
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