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butt 1

 (bŭt)
v. butt·ed, butt·ing, butts
v.tr.
To hit or push against with the head or horns; ram.
v.intr.
1. To hit or push something with the head or horns.
2. To project forward or out.
n.
A push or blow with the head or horns.
Phrasal Verbs:
butt in
1. To interfere or meddle in other people's affairs.
2. To interrupt the conversation or activity of other people.
3. To move into a line of people or things out of turn.
butt out Slang
To disengage from a matter involving another person.

[Middle English butten, from Old French bouter, to strike, of Germanic origin; see bhau- in Indo-European roots.]

butt′er n.

butt 2

 (bŭt)
tr. & intr.v. butt·ed, butt·ing, butts
To join or be joined end to end; abut.
n.
1. A butt joint.
2. A butt hinge.

[Middle English butten, from Anglo-Norman butter (variant of Old French bouter; see butt1) and from but, end; see butt4.]

butt 3

 (bŭt)
n.
1. One that serves as an object of ridicule or contempt: I was the butt of their jokes.
2.
a. A target, as in archery or riflery.
b. butts A target range.
c. An obstacle behind a target for stopping the shot.
3. An embankment or hollow used as a blind by hunters of wildfowl.
4.
a. Archaic A goal.
b. Obsolete A bound; a limit.

[Middle English butte, target, from Old French, from but, goal, end, target; see butt4.]

butt 4

 (bŭt)
n.
1. The larger or thicker end of an object: the butt of a rifle.
2.
a. An unburned end, as of a cigarette.
b. Informal A cigarette.
3. A short or broken remnant; a stub.
4. Informal The buttocks; the rear end.
adv.
Slang Very. Used as an intensive: butt ugly; butt expensive.

[Middle English butte, from Old French but, end, of Germanic origin.]

butt 5

 (bŭt)
n.
1. A large cask.
2. A unit of volume equal to two hogsheads, usually the equivalent of 126 US gallons (about 477 liters).

[Middle English, from Old French boute, from Late Latin *buttia, variant of buttis.]

butt

(bʌt)
n
1. the thicker or blunt end of something, such as the end of the stock of a rifle
2. the unused end of something, esp of a cigarette; stub
3. (Tanning) tanning the portion of a hide covering the lower backside of the animal
4. (Anatomy) informal US and Canadian the buttocks
5. (Recreational Drugs) US a slang word for cigarette
6. (General Engineering) building trades short for butt joint, butt hinge
[C15 (in the sense: thick end of something, buttock): related to Old English buttuc end, ridge, Middle Dutch bot stumpy]

butt

(bʌt)
n
1. a person or thing that is the target of ridicule, wit, etc
2. (Shooting) shooting archery
a. a mound of earth behind the target on a target range that stops bullets or wide shots
b. the target itself
c. (plural) the target range
3. (Hunting) a low barrier, usually of sods or peat, behind which sportsmen shoot game birds, esp grouse
4. archaic a goal; aim
vb
(usually foll by: on or against) to lie or be placed end on to; abut: to butt a beam against a wall.
[C14 (in the sense: mark for archery practice): from Old French but; related to French butte knoll, target]

butt

(bʌt)
vb
1. to strike or push (something) with the head or horns
2. (intr) to project; jut
3. (intr; foll by in or into) to intrude, esp into a conversation; interfere; meddle
4. butt out informal chiefly US and Canadian to stop interfering or meddling
n
a blow with the head or horns
[C12: from Old French boter, of Germanic origin; compare Middle Dutch botten to strike; see beat, button]
ˈbutter n

butt

(bʌt)
n
1. (Brewing) a large cask, esp one with a capacity of two hogsheads, for storing wine or beer
2. (Units) a US unit of liquid measure equal to 126 US gallons
[C14: from Old French botte, from Old Provençal bota, from Late Latin buttis cask, perhaps from Greek butinē chamber pot]

Butt

(bʌt)
n
(Biography) Dame Clara. 1872–1936, English contralto

butt1

(bʌt)

n.
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.
4. Slang. the buttocks.
5. Slang. a cigarette.
[1400–50; late Middle English bott (thick) end, buttock, Old English butt tree stump (in place names); akin to Swedish but stump; compare buttock]

butt2

(bʌt)
n.
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.
v.i.
6. to abut.
v.t.
7. to position or fasten an end (of something).
8. to join the ends of (two things); set end to end.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French but target, goal, probably « Old Norse bútr butt1, from the use of a wooden block or stump as a target in archery, etc.]

butt3

(bʌt)
v.t.
1. to strike or push with the head or horns.
v.i.
2. to strike or push something or at something with the head or horns.
3. to project.
4. butt in (or out), to interfere (or stop interfering) in the affairs or conversation of others.
n.
5. a blow with the head or horns.
[1150–1200; Middle English < Anglo-French buter, Old French boter to thrust, strike < Germanic]

butt4

(bʌt)

n.
1. any of various units of capacity, usu. considered equal to two hogsheads.
2. a large cask for wine, beer, or ale.
[1350–1400; Middle English bote < Anglo-French bo(u)t(e); Middle French < Old Provençal bota < Late Latin butta, buttis]

Butt

 a small piece of land; a bundle or pack.
Examples: butt of land, 1475; of linen [1500 yds.], 1705; of olives, 1653; of Malmsey wine, 1477.

butt


Past participle: butted
Gerund: butting

Imperative
butt
butt
Present
I butt
you butt
he/she/it butts
we butt
you butt
they butt
Preterite
I butted
you butted
he/she/it butted
we butted
you butted
they butted
Present Continuous
I am butting
you are butting
he/she/it is butting
we are butting
you are butting
they are butting
Present Perfect
I have butted
you have butted
he/she/it has butted
we have butted
you have butted
they have butted
Past Continuous
I was butting
you were butting
he/she/it was butting
we were butting
you were butting
they were butting
Past Perfect
I had butted
you had butted
he/she/it had butted
we had butted
you had butted
they had butted
Future
I will butt
you will butt
he/she/it will butt
we will butt
you will butt
they will butt
Future Perfect
I will have butted
you will have butted
he/she/it will have butted
we will have butted
you will have butted
they will have butted
Future Continuous
I will be butting
you will be butting
he/she/it will be butting
we will be butting
you will be butting
they will be butting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been butting
you have been butting
he/she/it has been butting
we have been butting
you have been butting
they have been butting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been butting
you will have been butting
he/she/it will have been butting
we will have been butting
you will have been butting
they will have been butting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been butting
you had been butting
he/she/it had been butting
we had been butting
you had been butting
they had been butting
Conditional
I would butt
you would butt
he/she/it would butt
we would butt
you would butt
they would butt
Past Conditional
I would have butted
you would have butted
he/she/it would have butted
we would have butted
you would have butted
they would have butted

Butt

A large cask, generally containing 126 gallons (two Hogsheads).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.butt - thick end of the handle
rifle butt - the butt end of a rifle
stock - the handle end of some implements or tools; "he grabbed the cue by the stock"
2.butt - the part of a plant from which the roots spring or the part of a stalk or trunk nearest the roots
component part, part, portion, component, constituent - something determined in relation to something that includes it; "he wanted to feel a part of something bigger than himself"; "I read a portion of the manuscript"; "the smaller component is hard to reach"; "the animal constituent of plankton"
3.butt - a victim of ridicule or pranks
April fool - the butt of a prank played on April 1st
dupe, victim - a person who is tricked or swindled
4.butt - the fleshy part of the human body that you sit onbutt - 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?"
body part - any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity
torso, trunk, body - the body excluding the head and neck and limbs; "they moved their arms and legs and bodies"
5.butt - sports equipment consisting of an object set up for a marksman or archer to aim at
clay pigeon - target used in skeet or trapshooting
sports equipment - equipment needed to participate in a particular sport
6.butt - finely ground tobacco wrapped in paperbutt - finely ground tobacco wrapped in paper; for smoking
cigarette butt - small part of a cigarette that is left after smoking
cubeb cigarette, cubeb - a cigarette containing cubeb
filter-tipped cigarette - a cigarette with a filter tip
marijuana cigarette, reefer, spliff, joint, stick - marijuana leaves rolled into a cigarette for smoking
roll of tobacco, smoke - tobacco leaves that have been made into a cylinder
7.butt - a joint made by fastening ends together without overlapping
butt weld, butt-weld - a butt joint that is welded
fish joint - a butt joint formed by bolting fish plates to the sides of two rails or beams
joint - junction by which parts or objects are joined together
8.butt - a large cask (especially one holding a volume equivalent to 2 hogsheads or 126 gallons)
barrel, cask - a cylindrical container that holds liquids
water butt - a butt set on end to contain water especially to store rainwater
9.butt - the small unused part of something (especially the end of a cigarette that is left after smoking)
cigar butt - small part of a cigar that is left after smoking
cigarette butt - small part of a cigarette that is left after smoking
part, portion - something less than the whole of a human artifact; "the rear part of the house"; "glue the two parts together"
roach - the butt of a marijuana cigarette
Verb1.butt - lie adjacent to another or share a boundary; "Canada adjoins the U.S."; "England marches with Scotland"
adjoin, contact, touch, meet - be in direct physical contact with; make contact; "The two buildings touch"; "Their hands touched"; "The wire must not contact the metal cover"; "The surfaces contact at this point"
neighbor, neighbour - be located near or adjacent to; "Pakistan neighbors India"
2.butt - to strike, thrust or shove against; "He butted his sister out of the way"; "The goat butted the hiker with his horns"
headbutt - butt with the head; "The soccer player headbutted his oponent and was sent off the field"
strike - deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon; "The teacher struck the child"; "the opponent refused to strike"; "The boxer struck the attacker dead"
bump into, jar against, knock against, run into, butt against - collide violently with an obstacle; "I ran into the telephone pole"
3.butt - place end to end without overlapping; "The frames must be butted at the joints"
lay, place, put, set, position, pose - put into a certain place or abstract location; "Put your things here"; "Set the tray down"; "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children"; "Place emphasis on a certain point"

butt

1
noun
1. bottom, behind (informal), bum (Brit. slang), arse (taboo slang), ass (U.S. & Canad. taboo slang), seat, rear, tail (informal), buns (U.S. slang), buttocks, backside, rump, rear end, posterior, derrière (euphemistic), tush (U.S. slang), fundament, jacksy (Brit. slang) She grinned, pinching him on the butt.
2. end, handle, shaft, stock, shank, hilt, haft Troops used tear gas and rifle butts to break up the protests.
3. stub, end, base, foot, tip, tail, leftover, fag end (informal) He paused to stub out the butt of his cigar.

butt

2
noun target, victim, object, point, mark, subject, dupe, laughing stock, Aunt Sally He is still the butt of cruel jokes about his humble origins.

butt

3
verb knock, push, bump, punch, buck, thrust, ram, shove, poke, buffet, prod, jab, bunt The male butted me.
butt in
1. interfere, meddle, intrude, heckle, barge in (informal), stick your nose in, put your oar in Nobody asked you to butt in.
2. interrupt, cut in, break in, chip in (informal), put your two cents in (U.S. slang) Could I just butt in here and say something?

butt

4
noun cask, drum, barrel, cylinder The hose is great for watering your garden from your water butt.

butt 1

noun
An act or instance of using force so as to propel ahead:

butt 2

verb
To be contiguous or next to:

butt 3

noun
1. One that is fired at, attacked, or abused:
2. An object of amusement or laughter:
3. A person who is easily deceived or victimized:
Informal: sucker.
Chiefly British: mug.

butt 4

noun
Residual matter:
end, fragment, ort (often used in plural), scrap, shard, stub.
Translations
أُضْحوكَه، مَةْضِعُ سُخْرِيَهخَلْفعَقبُ البُنْدُقِيَّهعَقبُ السّيجارَهمُؤَخَّرَه
zadekpažbaterč vtiputrknoutdržadlo
bumsden tykke endegenstandkolbelet numsen
puskeatakapuoli
stražnjica
skeftiskotspónnstangastubbur
お尻
궁둥이
badītdupsisgrūstizsmēķisizsmiekla objekts
kolbazadek
curfundizbi cu capulizbituralovi puternic
pažba
rumpa
ก้น
kıçpoposigara izmarititos vurmakalay konusu
mông

butt

1 [bʌt] N (= barrel) → tonel m; (for rainwater) → tina f, aljibe m

butt

2 [bʌt]
A. N
1. (also butt-end) → cabo m, extremo m; [of gun] → culata f; [of cigar] → colilla f
2. (US) (= cigarette) → colilla f
3. (esp US) (= bottom) → trasero m, culo m
to work one's butt offromperse los cuernos
B. CPD butt cheeks NPL (US) → nalgas fpl

butt

3 [bʌt] N
1. (Archery, Shooting) (= target) → blanco m
the buttsel campo de tiro al blanco
2. (fig) → blanco m
she's the butt of his jokesella es el blanco de sus bromas

butt

4 [bʌt]
A. N (= push with head) → cabezazo m; [of goat] → topetazo m
B. VT [goat] → topetar; [person] → dar un cabezazo a
to butt one's head againstdar un cabezazo contra
to butt one's way throughabrirse paso a cabezazos
butt in VI + ADV (= interrupt) → interrumpir; (= meddle) → meterse
butt into VI + PREP [+ conversation] → meterse en; [+ meeting] → interrumpir
butt out VI + ADV (US) → no entrometerse
butt out!¡no te metas donde no te importa!

butt

[ˈbʌt]
n
(= cask) → (gros) tonneau m
(= thick end) → (gros) bout m
[gun] → crosse f
[cigarette] → mégot m
(British) (= target) → cible f
(US) (= bottom) → derrière m
adj
the butt end of → le bout de
vtdonner un coup de tête à
butt in
vi (= interrupt) → interrompre
butt in on
vts'immiscer dans

butt

1
n (for wine) → großes Fass; (for rainwater) → Tonne f

butt

2
n (also butt end)dickes Ende; (of rifle)(Gewehr)kolben m; (of cigar, cigarette)Stummel m

butt

3
n (US inf: = cigarette) → Kippe f (inf)

butt

4
n
(= target)Schießscheibe f
usu pl (on shooting range, behind targets) → Kugelfang m; (in front of targets) → Schutzwall m; (= range itself)Schießstand m
(fig: = person) → Zielscheibe f; she’s always the butt of his jokessie ist immer (die) Zielscheibe seines Spottes

butt

5
n(Kopf)stoß m; to give somebody a buttjdn mit dem Kopf stoßen; (goat also)jdn mit den Hörnern stoßen
vtmit dem Kopf stoßen; (goat also)mit den Hörnern stoßen

butt

6
n (US inf: = backside) → Arsch m (vulg); get up off your buttsetz mal deinen Arsch in Bewegung (sl)

butt

1 [bʌt] n (end) → estremità più grossa; (of gun) → calcio; (of cigar, cigarette) → mozzicone m
butt in vi + adv (interrupt) → interrompere; (meddle) → immischiarsi

butt

2 [bʌt] n (Shooting, Archery) the buttsil campo or poligono di tiro (Brit) (fig) → bersaglio, zimbello
she's the butt of his jokes → è il bersaglio dei suoi scherzi, è il suo zimbello

butt

3 [bʌt]
1. n (push with head) → testata; (of goat) → cornata
2. vtdare una testata (or una cornata) a

butt

4 [bʌt] nbotte f

butt1

(bat) verb
to strike (someone or something) with the head. He fell over when the goat butted him.
butt in
to interrupt or interfere. Don't butt in while I'm speaking!

butt2

(bat) noun
someone whom others criticize or tell jokes about. She's the butt of all his jokes.
(bat) noun
1. the thick and heavy end (especially of a rifle).
2. the end of a finished cigar, cigarette etc. His cigarette butt was the cause of the fire.
3. (slang) a person's bottom. Come on, get off your butt – we have work to do.

butt

خَلْف zadek bums Hintern πισινός trasero, vago takapuoli fesses stražnjica sedere お尻 궁둥이 achterste stomp zadek nádegas зад rumpa ก้น kıç mông 屁股

butt

(vulg) buttocks. V. buttock.
References in classic literature ?
Tom, with the butt of his rifle, gave it a gentle shove, whereupon the creature scurried off through the brush as though glad to make its escape unscathed.
One morning the two big bulls, Gladstone and Brigham Young, thought spring had come, and they began to tease and butt at each other across the barbed wire that separated them.
cried Hawkeye, once more elevating the butt of the long and fatal rifle; "a finishing blow from a man without a cross will never tell against his honor, nor rob him of his right to the scalp.
the butt of his friends, the chartered oracle of the barrooms, even in whose wretched vanity there was always the haunting suspicion that he was despised and scorned; he, who had dared so much in speech, and achieved so little in fact
It was the middle-watch; a fair moonlight; the seamen were standing in a cordon, extending from one of the fresh-water butts in the waist, to the scuttle-butt near the taffrail.
There we sat, on our tall scaffold, the butt of the hate and mockery of all those enemies.
Ordinarily, a gilded angel strikes the hour on a big bell with a hammer; as the striking ceases, a life-sized figure of Time raises its hour-glass and turns it; two golden rams advance and butt each other; a gilded cock lifts its wings; but the main features are two great angels, who stand on each side of the dial with long horns at their lips; it was said that they blew melodious blasts on these horns every hour--but they did not do it for us.
No -- drownded him in a butt of mamsey, like a cat.
In summer the pet pastime of the boys of Dawson's Landing was to steal apples, peaches, and melons from the farmer's fruit wagons-- mainly on account of the risk they ran of getting their heads laid open with the butt of the farmer's whip.
He walked over to Colin's sofa and put the new-born lamb quietly on his lap, and immediately the little creature turned to the warm velvet dressing-gown and began to nuzzle and nuzzle into its folds and butt its tight-curled head with soft impatience against his side.
And do you, good fellows, shoot boldly round; a buck and a butt of wine are ready for your refreshment in yonder tent, when the prize is won.
The railway comp'nies keeps 'orspittles for the like of 'IM," said the man, with a cunning laugh, indicating the horse by smacking him on the belly with the butt of the whip.