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butte

a hill that has sloping sides and a flat top: He stood on the butte to survey the valley.
Not to be confused with:
beaut – (informal) someone or something that is beautiful or amazing: His girlfriend is a beaut.
boot – protective footgear covering the foot and part of the leg: Be sure to wear boots in the woods.

Butte

 (byo͞ot)
A city of southwest Montana south-southwest of Helena. It grew in the late 1800s as a mining town, especially after the discovery of copper.

butte

 (byo͞ot)
n. Chiefly Western US
A hill that rises abruptly from the surrounding area and has sloping or vertical sides and a flat top.

[French, from Old French butt, mound behind targets; see butt3.]

butte

(bjuːt)
n
(Physical Geography) Western US and Canadian an isolated steep-sided flat-topped hill
[C19: from French, from Old French bute mound behind a target, from but target; see butt2]

butte

(byut)
n.
an isolated hill or mountain rising abruptly above the surrounding land, esp. in the western U.S. and Canada.
[1650–60, Amer.; < North American French; French: low hill, mound]

butte

(byo͞ot)
A steep-sided hill with a flat top, often standing alone in an otherwise flat area. A butte is smaller than a mesa.

butte

A flat-topped, steep-sided mountain or hill smaller than a mesa.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.butte - a hill that rises abruptly from the surrounding regionbutte - a hill that rises abruptly from the surrounding region; has a flat top and sloping sides
western United States, West - the region of the United States lying to the west of the Mississippi River
hill - a local and well-defined elevation of the land; "they loved to roam the hills of West Virginia"
2.Butte - a town in southwestern Montana; center for mining copper
Montana, Treasure State, MT - a state in northwestern United States on the Canadian border
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As I let my eyes roam over the scene I suddenly be-came aware of figures moving upon the flat top of a far-distant butte. Whether they were beast or human, though, I could not make out; but at least they were alive, so I determined to prosecute my search for Hooja's stronghold in the general direction of this butte.
He remembered the thrill that was his, a callow youth of fifteen, when, in Tempas Butte, through lack of a fourth man, Tom Galsworthy, the gambler, had said, "Get in, Kid; take a hand." That thrill was his now.
This is the way it goes: Bullfrog 95, Dixie 16, Golden Anchor 65, Gold Mountain 13, Jim Butler 70, Jumbo 75, North Star 42, Rescue 7, Black Butte 75, Brown Hope 16, Iron Top 3."
Montana students who are familiar with the many flat-topped buttes scattered throughout the central part of our state may find it especially interesting.
Both buttes required attention to make the trails safer for workers; Hayden Butte would be enjoyed by residents as well.
Moly production in 1990 was 53.2 Mlb and the Sierrita plant and roasters, with an annual capacity of 36-40 Mlb, is responsible for treating the lion's share of the Cyprus moly concentrate produced from Tonopah (11.2 Mlb in 1990), Thompson Creek (15.7 Mlb), Bagdad (8.8 Mlb) and Sierrita/ Twin Buttes (15.7 Mlb).
A singular upthrust towering about 2,000 feet above the otherwise flat Sacramento Valley, the Sutter Buttes have piqued the curiosity of many a traveler speeding past on I-5.
The color pictures are from the Murray Buttes region of the mountain, which took 2 billion years to form.
Phoenix, AZ, March 03, 2016 --(PR.com)-- For the second straight year and in unprecedented fashion, Phoenix Marriott Tempe at The Buttes hotel in Tempe, Ariz., has been honored with the 2015 Community Service Leader of the Year Award for the State of Arizona, as selected by the Arizona Lodging and Tourism Association (AZLTA).
Bill McChesney has run 38 Butte to Buttes - he'll be going for No.
Buttes Gas & Oil Int'l (a unit of Sharjah-based Crescent Petroleum) produces 4,000 b/d of oil (from 5,000 b/d in 1H98), 10,000 b/d of condensate (down from 12,000 b/d) and 150 MCF/d of associated gas (100 MCF/d in 1H98) from the offshore Mubarak field, near the disputed isle of Abu Musa controlled by Iran.