Definitions of butt

  1. lie adjacent to another or share a boundary; " Canada adjoins the U. S."; " England marches with Scotland"
  2. place end to end without overlapping; " The frames must be butted at the joints"
  3. thick end of the handle
  4. the small unused part of something ( especially the end of a cigarette that is left after smoking)
  5. a large cask ( especially one holding a volume equivalent to 2 hogsheads or 126 gallons)
  6. a joint made by fastening ends together without overlapping
  7. finely ground tobacco wrapped in paper; for smoking
  8. sports equipment consisting of an object set up for a marksman or archer to aim at
  9. a victim of ridicule or pranks
  10. to strike, thrust or shove against, often with head or horns; " He butted his sister out of the way"
  11. Alt. of But
  12. To join at the butt, end, or outward extremity; to terminate; to be bounded; to abut.
  13. To thrust the head forward; to strike by thrusting the head forward, as an ox or a ram. [ See Butt, n.]
  14. To strike by thrusting the head against; to strike with the head.
  15. A large cask or vessel for wine or beer. It contains two hogsheads.
  16. The common English flounder.
  17. A hinge.
  18. 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.
  19. To strike with the head; to join end to end.
  20. To strike with the head, as a goat, etc.
  21. 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.
  22. The thick end of anything; a mark to shoot at; an object of ridicule; a large cask.
  23. To strike with the head.
  24. To strike with or as with the head or horns.
  25. To project; jut; abut. but.
  26. To cut off the butt smoothly, as of a log.
  27. To cut through the butt of a log.
  28. The larger or thicker end of anything.
  29. A target.
  30. A stroke or push with or as with the head.
  31. A large cask; a measure of wine, 126 U. S. gallons; a pipe.
  32. 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.
  33. A large cask; a liquid measure of 126 gallons of wine, or 108 gallons of beer.
  34. To strike with the head, as a ram.
  35. To strike with the head like a goat or a ram.
  36. A push or thrust given by an animal with its head.
  37. 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.
  38. A large barrel; a butt of wine contains 126 gallons; a butt of beer, 108 gallons.

Usage examples for butt

  1. Suddenly his hand dropped and he staggered back against the water- butt. – The Enchanted Castle by E. Nesbit
  2. She shrank back, struggling with him, trying to grasp the butt of an ivory- handled revolver that swung at her right hip. – The Coming of the Law by Charles Alden Seltzer
  3. We found the young men easy to manage, and the old men were let down lightly; it was the middle- aged man, full of strength and his own importance, who sometimes tried to raise objections, but it was getting late, and no time for fooling, so we drove our arguments home with a gun butt, and the man obeyed. – With Kelly to Chitral by William George Laurence Beynon
  4. In this battle of the waters two old Naval Academy comrades fought on opposite sides, Lieutenant Green and Lieutenant Butt, both well- known names. – How the Flag Became Old Glory by Emma Look Scott
  5. H'in a room over the gateway of the Bloody Tower there, the Duke of Clarence, h'according to some, drowned himself in a butt of Malmsey wine; and in h'an adjoining room, they say that the little Princes were murdered by h'order of their uncle, the powerful Duke of Gloucester, who stole their right to the throne. – John and Betty's History Visit by Margaret Williamson
  6. Malone already had his hand on the butt of the . – Brain Twister by Gordon Randall Garrett Laurence Mark Janifer
  7. I guess the engineer won't butt her through. – The Girl From Keller's Sadie's Conquest by Harold Bindloss
  8. In vain did the leaders butt the stone wall. – Myths and Legends of the Sioux by Marie L. McLaughlin
  9. " And now, Mr. Hobson," I said, throwing away the butt of my cigar, " why am I here? – Humorous Ghost Stories by Dorothy Scarborough
  10. His friends have some business they'd sooner I didn't butt into fixed up somewhere else. – Ranching for Sylvia by Harold Bindloss
  11. In front, the space was taken up by the great water- butt, and of course I did not think of cutting a way through this. – The Boy Tar by Mayne Reid
  12. His hand was on the butt of it, and his eye held Thorn with a challenge that the old slayer was in no mind to accept. – The Rustler of Wind River by G. W. Ogden
  13. His fall and a rap over the head with a gun- butt have made him pretty sick. – Judith of Blue Lake Ranch by Jackson Gregory
  14. Then the man who, by his own showing, was rapidly nearing the close of his earthly career, sprang erect and looked so threatening that his visitor shrank back a pace, while the half- caste jailer's right hand clutched the butt of a revolver. – His Unknown Wife by Louis Tracy
  15. I'll get you where there's no old fool to butt in, and I'll break every bone in your body." – The Everlasting Whisper by Jackson Gregory
  16. In his left hand was the cool butt of a . – Watchbird by Robert Sheckley
  17. Frightful things must be coming on us when the sacred bulls rise from the dead and butt and storm at the door with their horns to break it open. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  18. The animal knocked him against the fence, and was about to butt him again when he managed to drop over on the safe side and escape. – Edison, His Life and Inventions by Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin