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but·ler

 (bŭt′lər)
n.
The head servant in a household who is usually in charge of food service, the care of silverware, and the deportment of the other servants.

[Middle English, from Old French bouteillier, bottle bearer, from bouteille, botele, bottle; see bottle.]

butler

(ˈbʌtlə)
n
(Professions) the male servant of a household in charge of the wines, table, etc: usually the head servant
[C13: from Old French bouteillier, from bouteille bottle1]

Butler

(ˈbʌtlə)
n
1. (Biography) Joseph. 1692–1752, English bishop and theologian, author of Analogy of Religion (1736)
2. (Biography) Josephine (Elizabeth). 1828–1906, British social reformer, noted esp for her campaigns against state regulation of prostitution
3. (Biography) Reg, full name Reginald Cotterell Butler. 1913–81, British metal sculptor; his works include The Unknown Political Prisoner (1953)
4. (Biography) R(ichard) A(usten), Baron Butler of Saffron Walden, known as Rab Butler. 1902–82, British Conservative politician: Chancellor of the Exchequer (1951–55); Home Secretary (1957–62); Foreign Secretary (1963–64)
5. (Biography) Samuel. 1612–80, English poet and satirist; author of Hudibras (1663–78)
6. (Biography) Samuel. 1835–1902, British novelist, noted for his satirical work Erewhon (1872) and his autobiographical novel The Way of All Flesh (1903)

but•ler

(ˈbʌt lər)

n.
the chief male servant of a household, usu. in charge of wines and liquors, the serving of meals, and the supervision of other servants.
[1250–1300; Middle English buteler < Anglo-French butuiller; see bottle]

But•ler

(ˈbʌt lər)

n.
1. Benjamin Franklin, 1818–93, U.S. politician and Union general in the Civil War.
2. Nicholas Murray, 1862–1947, U.S. educator; Nobel peace prize 1931.
3. Samuel, 1612–80, English poet.
4. Samuel, 1835–1902, English novelist and satirist.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.butler - a manservant (usually the head servant of a household) who has charge of wines and the tablebutler - a manservant (usually the head servant of a household) who has charge of wines and the table
manservant - a man servant
2.Butler - English novelist who described a fictitious land he called Erewhon (1835-1902)
3.Butler - English poet (1612-1680)
Translations
Mundschenk

butler

[ˈbʌtləʳ] Nmayordomo m

butler

[ˈbʌtlər] nmaître m d'hôtel

butler

nButler m

butler

[ˈbʌtləʳ] nmaggiordomo
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New Zealand Tom and Don Miguel, after at various times creating great havoc among the boats of different vessels, were finally gone in quest of, systematically hunted out, chased and killed by valiant whaling captains, who heaved up their anchors with that express object as much in view, as in setting out through the Narragansett Woods, Captain Butler of old had it in his mind to capture that notorious murderous savage Annawon, the headmost warrior of the Indian King Philip.
Lights," commanded Master Freddie; and the butler pressed a button, and a flood of brilliant incandescence streamed from above, half-blinding Jurgis.
Harris 1 Butler 17 Guides 12 Waiters 4 Surgeons 1 Footman 1 Geologist 1 Barber 1 Botanist 1 Head Cook 3 Chaplains 9 Assistants
Butler, at his ship-yard near the drawbridge, upon what is called the City Block, thus making it unnecessary for him to seek employment for me.
From every enjoyment I was, of course, excluded: my share of the gaiety consisted in witnessing the daily apparelling of Eliza and Georgiana, and seeing them descend to the drawing-room, dressed out in thin muslin frocks and scarlet sashes, with hair elaborately ringletted; and afterwards, in listening to the sound of the piano or the harp played below, to the passing to and fro of the butler and footman, to the jingling of glass and china as refreshments were handed, to the broken hum of conversation as the drawing-room door opened and closed.
The servants' hall had been very tired of the tantrums, and the butler, who was a man with a family, had more than once expressed his opinion that the invalid would be all the better "for a good hiding.
thought I, here is the choicest juice of all in this secret crypt; and the knave butler, being disturbed in his vocation, hath left the key in the door In therefore I went, and found just nought besides a commodity of rusted chains and this dog of a Jew, who presently rendered himself my prisoner, rescue or no rescue.
I am honest when well watched, and I can wait at table equal to the Lord Mayor o' London's butler.
Dorian Gray is in the studio, sir," said the butler, coming into the garden.
My four Sons calmly asleep in the North-Western rooms, my two orphan Grandsons to the South; the Servants, the Butler, my Daughter, all in their several apartments.
The solemn butler knew and welcomed him; he was subjected to no stage of delay, but ushered direct from the door to the dining-room where Dr.
And the old butler removed his defences, remarking only 'I thocht ye were that man.

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