Butt definitions

bŭt
The thick end of anything, as of a whip handle, rifle stock, etc.
noun
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The remaining end of anything; stub; stump; specif., the stub of a smoked cigarette or cigar.
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A target.
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A target range.
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A limit.
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A goal.
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A hole in the ground used as a blind by hunters of fowl.
noun
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An object of ridicule or criticism.
noun
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A cigarette.
noun
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The buttocks.
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The part of a hide or pelt that covered the animal's backside.
noun
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2
A mound of earth, bales of straw, etc. behind a target, for receiving fired rounds or shot arrows.
noun
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To make a butting motion.
verb
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To move or drive headfirst.
verb
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To stick out; project.
verb
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Very. Used as an intensive.

Butt ugly; butt expensive.

adverb
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To abut.
verb
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A push or blow with the head or horns.
noun
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To join end to end.
verb
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A butt joint.
noun
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To strike or push with the head or horns; ram with the head.
verb
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4
A goal.
noun
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To strike or bump against.
verb
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3
To abut on.
verb
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2
A bound; a limit.
noun
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4
The larger or thicker end of an object.

The butt of a rifle.

noun
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To make abut.
verb
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2
A butt hinge.
noun
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One that serves as an object of ridicule or contempt.

I was the butt of their jokes.

noun
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2
An embankment or hollow used as a blind by hunters of wildfowl.
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A target, as in archery or riflery.
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An obstacle behind a target for stopping the shot.
noun
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To join or be joined end to end; abut.
verb
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To hit or push against with the head or horns; ram.
verb
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2
To hit or push something with the head or horns.
verb
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2
To project forward or out.
verb
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1
(slang) The buttocks. (used as a euphemism; less objectionable than arse/ass)

Get up off your butt and get to work.

noun
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(carpentry) A kind of hinge used in hanging doors, etc., so named because it is attached to the inside edge of the door and butts against the casing, instead of on its face, like the strap hinge; also called butt hinge.
noun
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(slang) The whole buttocks and pelvic region that includes one's private parts.

I can see your butt.

When the woman in the dress was sitting with her legs up, I could see up her butt.

noun
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(shipbuilding) The joint where two planks in a strake meet.
noun
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A thrust in fencing.
noun
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(leather trades) The thickest and stoutest part of tanned oxhides, used for soles of boots, harness, trunks.
noun
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(lacrosse) The plastic or rubber cap used to cover the open end of a lacrosse stick's shaft in order to reduce injury.
noun
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The hut or shelter of the person who attends to the targets in rifle practice.
noun
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The portion of a half-coupling fastened to the end of a hose.
noun
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(English units) An English measure of capacity for liquids, containing 126 wine gallons which is one-half tun; equivalent to the pipe.
noun
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​(slang, pejorative) Body; self.

Get your butt to the car.

We can't chat today. I have to get my butt to work before I'm late.

noun
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The end of a connecting rod or other like piece, to which the boxing is attached by the strap, cotter, and gib.
noun
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The definition of a butt is the end of something, or is short for the buttocks.

An example of butt is the end of a cigarette.

An example of butt is the part of the body on which people sit.

noun
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(mechanical) A joint where the ends of two objects come squarely together without scarfing or chamfering; – also called a butt joint.
noun
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A wooden cask for storing wine, usually containing 126 gallons.
noun
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A target range.
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A short or broken remnant; a stub.
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The buttocks; the rear end.
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An unburned end, as of a cigarette.
noun
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A cigarette.
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A large cask.
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A unit of volume equal to two hogsheads, usually the equivalent of 126 US gallons (about 477 liters).
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A thrust with the head or horns.
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A thrust in fencing.
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A large barrel or cask, as for wine or beer.
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A measure of liquid capacity equal to.
  • For wine, 126 gallons (2 hogsheads) or c. 104.9 imperial gallons (c. 476.9 liters).
  • For ale or beer, 108 gallons or c. 89.9 imperial gallons (c. 408.8 liters).
noun
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Any of various flatfishes, as the halibut or turbot.
noun
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(slang) A used cigarette.
noun
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The larger or thicker end of anything; the blunt end, in distinction from the sharp end; as, the butt of a rifle. Formerly also spelled but.
noun
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A limit; a bound; a goal; the extreme bound; the end.
noun
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A mark to be shot at; a target.
noun
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A piece of land left unplowed at the end of a field.
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A person at whom ridicule, jest, or contempt is directed.

He's usually the butt of their jokes.

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A push, thrust, or sudden blow, given by the head; a head butt.

Be careful in the pen, that ram can knock you down with a butt.

The handcuffed suspect gave the officer a desperate butt in the chest.

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Any of various flatfish such as sole, plaice or turbot.
noun
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To strike bluntly, particularly with the head.
verb
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To join at the butt, end, or outward extremity; to terminate; to be bounded; to abut.
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Origin of butt

From Middle English but, butte (“goal, mark, butt of land”), from Old English byt, bytt (“small piece of land”) and *butt (attested in diminutive buttuc (“end, small piece of land”) > English buttock), from Proto-Germanic *butaz, *buttaz (“end, piece”), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰudnó-, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰaud-, *bʰed-, *bʰau- (“to beat, push”). Cognate with Norwegian butt (“stump, block”), Icelandic bútur (“piece, fragment”), Low German butt (“blunt, clumsy”). Influenced by Old French but, butte (“but, mark”), ultimately from the same Germanic source. Related to beat, boot.