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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.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.butt in - break into a conversation; "her husband always chimes in, even when he is not involved in the conversation"
disrupt, interrupt - interfere in someone else's activity; "Please don't interrupt me while I'm on the phone"
cut off, disrupt, interrupt, break up - make a break in; "We interrupt the program for the following messages"

butt in

verb
To intervene officiously or indiscreetly in the affairs of others:
Translations
يَتَدَخَّلُ في الحَديث، يُقاطِعُ
rušitskákat do řeči
afbrydeblande sig
skipta sér af; taka fram í
lägga sig i
araya girmeklâfa karışmak

w>butt in

visich einmischen (→ on in +acc), → dazwischenfunken or -platzen (inf)(on bei)

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!
References in classic literature ?
Well," Mary decided, "if he does butt in maybe he'll get his.
As it slipped from my hand, I had to butt in the dark with my head--I could hear the Morlock's skull ring--to recover it.
The Hun, evidently satisfied with his observations, laid aside his binoculars and again took up his rifle, placed its butt in the hollow of his shoulder and took careful aim.