Definitions of butt

  1. To strike with or as with the head or horns.
  2. To project; jut; abut. but.
  3. Alt. of But
  4. To strike by thrusting the head against; to strike with the head.
  5. To strike with the head; to join end to end.
  6. To strike with the head.
  7. To cut off the butt smoothly, as of a log.
  8. To join at the butt, end, or outward extremity; to terminate; to be bounded; to abut.
  9. To thrust the head forward; to strike by thrusting the head forward, as an ox or a ram. [ See Butt, n.]
  10. lie adjacent to another or share a boundary; " Canada adjoins the U. S."; " England marches with Scotland"
  11. place end to end without overlapping; " The frames must be butted at the joints"
  12. To cut through the butt of a log.
  13. To strike with the head, as a ram.
  14. To strike with the head like a goat or a ram.
  15. a large cask ( especially one holding a volume equivalent to 2 hogsheads or 126 gallons)
  16. a joint made by fastening ends together without overlapping
  17. finely ground tobacco wrapped in paper; for smoking
  18. sports equipment consisting of an object set up for a marksman or archer to aim at
  19. A large cask or vessel for wine or beer. It contains two hogsheads.
  20. The common English flounder.
  21. A push or thrust delivered by the head of an animal; as, the butt of a goat; the thickerr end of anything; a target; an embankment back of a target to stop bullets; that at which anything is aimed; therefore, one at whom jest or ridicule is directed; as, the butt of a joke; a large cask. chiefly for wine; a certain amount of wine in a cask, usually 126 gallons.
  22. To strike with the head, as a goat, etc.
  23. The thick and heavy end: a push with the head of an animal: a mark to be shot at: one who is made the object of ridicule.
  24. The thick end of anything; a mark to shoot at; an object of ridicule; a large cask.
  25. The larger or thicker end of anything.
  26. A stroke or push with or as with the head.
  27. A large cask; a measure of wine, 126 U. S. gallons; a pipe.
  28. The end of a thing; the thick and heavy end; a mark to shoot at; an object to aim at; an object of ridicule; goal; limit; a push or thrust given by the head of an animal.
  29. A large cask; a liquid measure of 126 gallons of wine, or 108 gallons of beer.
  30. A push or thrust given by an animal with its head.
  31. A mound of turf in a field to support a target for shooting at; the prick in the middle of a target; to make a butt of a person, to make him a mark for the jests of the company; to touch at the end.
  32. A large barrel; a butt of wine contains 126 gallons; a butt of beer, 108 gallons.
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