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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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