butler: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (but'lur), [key]
— n.
  1. the chief male servant of a household, usually in charge of serving food, the care of silverware, etc.
  2. a male servant having charge of the wines and liquors.


Pronunciation: (but'lur), [key]
— n.
  1. 1818–93, U.S. politician and a Union general in the Civil War.
  2. 1692–1752, English bishop, theologian, and author.
  3. 1862–1947, U.S. educator: president of Columbia University 1902–45; Nobel peace prize 1931.
  4. 1866–1939, U.S. jurist: associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court 1923–39.
  5. 1612–80, English poet.
  6. 1835–1902, English novelist, essayist, and satirist.
  7. 1881–1940, U.S. Marine Corps general.
  8. a city in W Pennsylvania. 17,026.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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