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but·ter

 (bŭt′ər)
n.
1. A soft yellowish or whitish emulsion of butterfat, water, air, and sometimes salt, churned from milk or cream and processed for use in cooking and as a food.
2. Any of various substances similar to butter, especially:
a. A spread made from fruit, nuts, or other foods: plum butter; cashew butter.
b. A vegetable fat having a nearly solid consistency at ordinary temperatures.
3. Flattery.
tr.v. but·tered, but·ter·ing, but·ters
To put butter on or in.
Phrasal Verb:
butter up
To praise or flatter excessively: You're always buttering up the boss.

[Middle English butere, from Old English, from Latin būtȳrum, from Greek boutūron : bous, cow; see gwou- in Indo-European roots + tūros, cheese; see teuə- in Indo-European roots.]

butter

(ˈbʌtə)
n
1. (Cookery)
a. an edible fatty whitish-yellow solid made from cream by churning, for cooking and table use
b. (as modifier): butter icing. butyraceous
2. (Cookery) any substance with a butter-like consistency, such as peanut butter or vegetable butter
3. look as if butter wouldn't melt in one's mouth to look innocent, although probably not so
vb (tr)
4. to put butter on or in
5. to flatter
[Old English butere, from Latin būtyrum, from Greek bouturon, from bous cow + turos cheese]

but•ter

(ˈbʌt ər)
n.
1. a soft whitish or yellowish fatty solid that separates from milk or cream when it is churned, processed for cooking and table use.
2. any of various other soft spreads for bread: apple butter; peanut butter.
3. any of various substances of butterlike consistency, as certain vegetable oils solid at ordinary temperatures: cocoa butter.
v.t.
4. to put butter on or in.
5. to apply a liquefied bonding material to (a piece or area), as mortar to a course of bricks.
6. butter up, to flatter, esp. so as to gain a favor from.
[before 1000; Middle English; Old English butere < Latin būtȳrum < Greek boútȳron= bou-, comb. form of boûs cow1 + -tȳron, n. derivative of tȳrós cheese]
but′ter•less, adj.
but′ter•like`, adj.

butter


Past participle: buttered
Gerund: buttering

Imperative
butter
butter
Present
I butter
you butter
he/she/it butters
we butter
you butter
they butter
Preterite
I buttered
you buttered
he/she/it buttered
we buttered
you buttered
they buttered
Present Continuous
I am buttering
you are buttering
he/she/it is buttering
we are buttering
you are buttering
they are buttering
Present Perfect
I have buttered
you have buttered
he/she/it has buttered
we have buttered
you have buttered
they have buttered
Past Continuous
I was buttering
you were buttering
he/she/it was buttering
we were buttering
you were buttering
they were buttering
Past Perfect
I had buttered
you had buttered
he/she/it had buttered
we had buttered
you had buttered
they had buttered
Future
I will butter
you will butter
he/she/it will butter
we will butter
you will butter
they will butter
Future Perfect
I will have buttered
you will have buttered
he/she/it will have buttered
we will have buttered
you will have buttered
they will have buttered
Future Continuous
I will be buttering
you will be buttering
he/she/it will be buttering
we will be buttering
you will be buttering
they will be buttering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been buttering
you have been buttering
he/she/it has been buttering
we have been buttering
you have been buttering
they have been buttering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been buttering
you will have been buttering
he/she/it will have been buttering
we will have been buttering
you will have been buttering
they will have been buttering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been buttering
you had been buttering
he/she/it had been buttering
we had been buttering
you had been buttering
they had been buttering
Conditional
I would butter
you would butter
he/she/it would butter
we would butter
you would butter
they would butter
Past Conditional
I would have buttered
you would have buttered
he/she/it would have buttered
we would have buttered
you would have buttered
they would have buttered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.butter - an edible emulsion of fat globules made by churning milk or creambutter - an edible emulsion of fat globules made by churning milk or cream; for cooking and table use
solid food, food - any solid substance (as opposed to liquid) that is used as a source of nourishment; "food and drink"
dairy product - milk and butter and cheese
stick - a rectangular quarter pound block of butter or margarine
clarified butter, drawn butter - butter made clear by heating and removing the sediment of milk solids
beurre noisette, brown butter - clarified butter browned slowly and seasoned with vinegar or lemon juice and capers
lemon butter, Meuniere butter - clarified butter browned slowly and seasoned with lemon juice and parsley
yak butter - butter made from yaks' milk
2.butter - a fighter who strikes the opponent with his head
battler, belligerent, combatant, fighter, scrapper - someone who fights (or is fighting)
Verb1.butter - spread butter onbutter - spread butter on; "butter bread"  
cover - provide with a covering or cause to be covered; "cover her face with a handkerchief"; "cover the child with a blanket"; "cover the grave with flowers"

butter

noun
butter someone up flatter, coax, cajole, pander to, blarney, wheedle, suck up to (informal), soft-soap, brown-nose (taboo slang), kiss (someone's) ass (U.S. slang), fawn on or upon, honey up, oil your tongue I tried buttering her up.
Related words
adjective butyraceous
Translations
زُبْدَةزُبْدَهيَدْهَنُ بالزُّبْدَه
масло
máslonamazat máslem
smørsmøre
butero
کره
voi
maslac
vajmegvajaz
smjörsmyrja
バター乳酪
버터
atgrubnagisirisinis saldainisįsiteiktipataikautisviestas
sviestsuzziest sviestu
unt
maslo
maslonamazati z maslom
smör
เนย
tereyağıtereyağtereyağ sürmek
масло

butter

[ˈbʌtəʳ]
A. Nmantequilla f, manteca f (Arg)
butter wouldn't melt in his mouthes una mosquita muerta
B. VT [+ bread] → untar con mantequilla
C. CPD butter bean N tipo de frijol blanco o judía blanca
butter dish Nmantequera f
butter icing Nglaseado m de mantequilla
butter knife Ncuchillo m de mantequilla
butter up VT + ADV (Brit) → dar jabón a

butter

[ˈbʌtər]
nbeurre m
vtbeurrer
to know which side one's bread is buttered, to know which side one's bread is buttered on → savoir où est son intérêtbutter bean n (British)(gros) haricot m blanc

butter

nButter f; she looks as if butter wouldn’t melt in her mouthsie sieht aus, als ob sie kein Wässerchen trüben könnte
vt bread etcmit Butter bestreichen, buttern

butter

:
butterball
n (US inf: = fat person) → Fettkloß m (inf)
butter bean
nMondbohne f
buttercup
nButterblume f, → Hahnenfuß m
butter dish
nButterdose f
butterfingers
n sing (inf)Schussel m (inf); butter!du Schussel! (inf)

butter

:
butter icing
n˜ Buttercreme f
butter knife
nButtermesser nt
butter mountain
nButterberg m
buttermilk
nButtermilch f
butterscotch
n˜ Karamellbonbon m
adjKaramell-
butterwort
n (Bot) → Fettkraut nt

butter

[ˈbʌtəʳ]
1. nburro
he looks as if butter wouldn't melt in his mouth → ha una faccia d'angelo
2. vt (bread) → imburrare, spalmare di burro
butter up vt + adv to butter sb upruffianarsi con qn

butter

(ˈbatə) noun
a fatty substance made from cream by churning.
verb
to spread with butter. She buttered the bread.
ˈbuttery adjective
a buttery knife.
ˈbutterfingers noun
a person who is likely to drop things which he or she is carrying.
ˈbutterscotch (-skotʃ) noun
a kind of hard toffee made with butter.
butter up
to flatter (someone) usually because one wants him to do something for one.

butter

زُبْدَة máslo smør Butter βούτυρο mantequilla voi beurre maslac burro バター 버터 boter smør masło manteiga масло smör เนย tereyağı 黄油

but·ter

n. mantequilla.

butter

n mantequilla
References in classic literature ?
Don't stop to quirk your little finger and simper over your plate, Amy," cried Jo, choking on her tea and dropping her bread, butter side down, on the carpet in her haste to get at the treat.
Fuchs brought up a sack of potatoes and a piece of cured pork from the cellar, and grandmother packed some loaves of Saturday's bread, a jar of butter, and several pumpkin pies in the straw of the wagon-box.
She had milk and cream cheese to sell, and bread and butter.
Shove in the canoe nigher to the land, Uncas; this sand will take a stamp as easily as the butter of the Jarmans on the Mohawk.
The butter must not be forgotten,--butter which Phoebe herself had churned, in her own rural home, and brought it to her cousin as a propitiatory gift,--smelling of clover-blossoms, and diffusing the charm of pastoral scenery through the dark-panelled parlor.
It was made of small juicy clams, scarcely bigger than hazel nuts, mixed with pounded ship biscuit, and salted pork cut up into little flakes; the whole enriched with butter, and plentifully seasoned with pepper and salt.
One tumbled down with the water, and had to go to the spring for more; and another precipitated the butter into the path of events; and there was from time to time giggling news brought into the kitchen that "Mas'r Haley was mighty oneasy, and that he couldn't sit in his cheer no ways, but was a walkin' and stalkin' to the winders and through the porch.
There was no gas, there were no candles; a bronze dish half full of boarding-house butter with a blazing rag floating in it was the thing that produced what was regarded as light.
It's awful undermining to the intellect, German is; you want to take it in small doses, or first you know your brains all run together, and you feel them sloshing around in your head same as so much drawn butter.
Cold corn-pone, cold corn-beef, butter and butter- milk -- that is what they had for me down there, and there ain't nothing better that ever I've come across yet.
Her dinner pail swung from her right hand, and she had a blissful consciousness of the two soda biscuits spread with butter and syrup, the baked cup-custard, the doughnut, and the square of hard gingerbread.
Elton was still talking, still engaged in some interesting detail; and Emma experienced some disappointment when she found that he was only giving his fair companion an account of the yesterday's party at his friend Cole's, and that she was come in herself for the Stilton cheese, the north Wiltshire, the butter, the cellery, the beetroot, and all the dessert.