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Meaning of butt

butt

Pronunciation: (but), [key]
— n.
  1. the end or extremity of anything, esp. the thicker, larger, or blunt end considered as a bottom, base, support, or handle, as of a log, fishing rod, or pistol.
  2. an end that is not used or consumed; remnant: a cigar butt.
  3. a lean cut of pork shoulder.
  4. the buttocks.
  5. a cigarette.

butt

Pronunciation: (but), [key]
— n.
  1. a person or thing that is an object of wit, ridicule, sarcasm, contempt, etc.
  2. a target.
  3. (on a rifle range)
    1. a wall of earth located behind the targets to prevent bullets from scattering over a large area.
    2. butts,a wall behind which targets can be safely lowered, scored, and raised during firing practice.
  4. See
  5. a goal; limit.
—v.i.
  1. to have an end or projection on; be adjacent to; abut.
—v.t.
  1. to position or fasten an end (of something).
  2. to place or join the ends (of two things) together; set end-to-end.

butt

Pronunciation: (but), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to strike or push with the head or horns.
—v.i.
  1. to strike or push something or at something with the head or horns.
  2. to project.
  3. (of wheels in a gear train) to strike one another instead of meshing.
  4. to meddle in the affairs or intrude in the conversation of others; interfere: It was none of his concern, so he didn't butt in.
  5. to stop meddling in the affairs or intruding in the conversation of others: Nobody asked her opinion, so she butted out.
—n.
  1. a push or blow with the head or horns.

butt

Pronunciation: (but), [key]
— n.
  1. a large cask for wine, beer, or ale.
  2. any cask or barrel.
  3. any of various units of capacity, usually considered equal to two hogsheads.

butt

Pronunciation: (but), [key]
  1. any of several flatfishes, esp. the halibut.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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