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English Dictionary: butt by the DICT Development Group
6 results for butt
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
butt
n
  1. thick end of the handle
    Synonym(s): butt, butt end
  2. the part of a plant from which the roots spring or the part of a stalk or trunk nearest the roots
  3. a victim of ridicule or pranks
    Synonym(s): butt, goat, laughingstock, stooge
  4. 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?"
    Synonym(s): buttocks, nates, arse, butt, backside, bum, buns, can, fundament, hindquarters, hind end, keister, posterior, prat, rear, rear end, rump, stern, seat, tail, tail end, tooshie, tush, bottom, behind, derriere, fanny, ass
  5. sports equipment consisting of an object set up for a marksman or archer to aim at
    Synonym(s): target, butt
  6. finely ground tobacco wrapped in paper; for smoking
    Synonym(s): cigarette, cigaret, coffin nail, butt, fag
  7. a joint made by fastening ends together without overlapping
    Synonym(s): butt joint, butt
  8. a large cask (especially one holding a volume equivalent to 2 hogsheads or 126 gallons)
  9. the small unused part of something (especially the end of a cigarette that is left after smoking)
    Synonym(s): butt, stub
v
  1. lie adjacent to another or share a boundary; "Canada adjoins the U.S."; "England marches with Scotland"
    Synonym(s): border, adjoin, edge, abut, march, butt, butt against, butt on
  2. to strike, thrust or shove against; "He butted his sister out of the way"; "The goat butted the hiker with his horns"
    Synonym(s): butt, bunt
  3. place end to end without overlapping; "The frames must be butted at the joints"
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Butt \Butt\, But \But\, n. [F. but butt, aim (cf. butte knoll),
      or bout, OF. bot, end, extremity, fr. boter, buter, to push,
      butt, strike, F. bouter; of German origin; cf. OHG. b[d3]zan,
      akin to E. beat. See {Beat}, v. t.]
      1. A limit; a bound; a goal; the extreme bound; the end.
  
                     Here is my journey's end, here my butt And very sea
                     mark of my utmost sail.                     --Shak.
  
      Note: As applied to land, the word is nearly synonymous with
               mete, and signifies properly the end line or boundary;
               the abuttal.
  
      2. The thicker end of anything. See {But}.
  
      3. A mark to be shot at; a target. --Sir W. Scott.
  
                     The groom his fellow groom at butts defies, And
                     bends his bow, and levels with his eyes. --Dryden.
  
      4. A person at whom ridicule, jest, or contempt is directed;
            as, the butt of the company.
  
                     I played a sentence or two at my butt, which I
                     thought very smart.                           --Addison.
  
      5. A push, thrust, or sudden blow, given by the head of an
            animal; as, the butt of a ram.
  
      6. A thrust in fencing.
  
                     To prove who gave the fairer butt, John shows the
                     chalk on Robert's coat.                     --Prior.
  
      7. A piece of land left unplowed at the end of a field.
  
                     The hay was growing upon headlands and butts in
                     cornfields.                                       --Burrill.
  
      8. (Mech.)
            (a) A joint where the ends of two objects come squarely
                  together without scarfing or chamfering; -- also
                  called {butt joint}.
            (b) The end of a connecting rod or other like piece, to
                  which the boxing is attached by the strap, cotter, and
                  gib.
            (c) The portion of a half-coupling fastened to the end of
                  a hose.
  
      9. (Shipbuilding) The joint where two planks in a strake
            meet.
  
      10. (Carp.) A kind of hinge used in hanging doors, etc.; --
            so named because fastened on the edge of the door, which
            butts against the casing, instead of on its face, like
            the strap hinge; also called {butt hinge}.
  
      11. (Leather Trade) The thickest and stoutest part of tanned
            oxhides, used for soles of boots, harness, trunks.
  
      12. The hut or shelter of the person who attends to the
            targets in rifle practice.
  
      {Butt chain} (Saddlery), a short chain attached to the end of
            a tug.
  
      {Butt end}. The thicker end of anything. See {But end}, under
            2d {But}.
  
                     Amen; and make me die a good old man! That's the
                     butt end of a mother's blessing.         --Shak.
  
      {A butt's length}, the ordinary distance from the place of
            shooting to the butt, or mark.
  
      {Butts and bounds} (Conveyancing), abuttals and boundaries.
            In lands of the ordinary rectangular shape, butts are the
            lines at the ends (F. bouts), and bounds are those on the
            sides, or sidings, as they were formerly termed.
            --Burrill.
  
      {Bead and butt}. See under {Bead}.
  
      {Butt and butt}, joining end to end without overlapping, as
            planks.
  
      {Butt weld} (Mech.), a butt joint, made by welding together
            the flat ends, or edges, of a piece of iron or steel, or
            of separate pieces, without having them overlap. See
            {Weld}.
  
      {Full butt}, headfirst with full force. [Colloq.] [bd]The
            corporal . . . ran full butt at the lieutenant.[b8]
            --Marryat.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Butt \Butt\, v. t.
      To strike by thrusting the head against; to strike with the
      head.
  
               Two harmless lambs are butting one the other. --Sir H.
                                                                              Wotton.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Butt \Butt\, n. [F. botte, boute, LL. butta. Cf. {Bottle} a
      hollow vessel.]
      A large cask or vessel for wine or beer. It contains two
      hogsheads.
  
      Note: A wine butt contains 126 wine gallons (= 105 imperial
               gallons, nearly); a beer butt 108 ale gallons (= about
               110 imperial gallons).

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Butt \Butt\, n. (Zo[94]l.)
      The common English flounder.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Butt \Butt\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Butted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      {Butting}.] [OE. butten, OF. boter to push, F. bouter. See
      {Butt} an end, and cf. {Boutade}.]
      1. To join at the butt, end, or outward extremity; to
            terminate; to be bounded; to abut. [Written also {but}.]
  
                     And Barnsdale there doth butt on Don's well-watered
                     ground.                                             --Drayton.
  
      2. To thrust the head forward; to strike by thrusting the
            head forward, as an ox or a ram. [See {Butt}, n.]
  
                     A snow-white steer before thine altar led, Butts
                     with his threatening brows.               --Dryden.
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