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BUTT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does butt mean? 

BUTT (noun)
  The noun BUTT has 9 senses:

1. thick end of the handle
2. the part of a plant from which the roots spring or the part of a stalk or trunk nearest the roots
3. a victim of ridicule or pranks
4. the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on
5. sports equipment consisting of an object set up for a marksman or archer to aim at
6. finely ground tobacco wrapped in paper; for smoking
7. a joint made by fastening ends together without overlapping
8. a large cask (especially one holding a volume equivalent to 2 hogsheads or 126 gallons)
9. the small unused part of something (especially the end of a cigarette that is left after smoking)

  Familiarity information: BUTT used as a noun is familiar.


BUTT (verb)
  The verb BUTT has 3 senses:

1. lie adjacent to another or share a boundary
2. to strike, thrust or shove against, often with head or horns
3. place end to end without overlapping

  Familiarity information: BUTT used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


BUTT (noun)


Sense 1butt [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Thick end of the handle

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

butt; butt end

Hypernyms ("butt" is a kind of...):

stock (the handle end of some implements or tools)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "butt"):

rifle butt (the butt end of a rifle)


Sense 2butt [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The part of a plant from which the roots spring or the part of a stalk or trunk nearest the roots

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Hypernyms ("butt" is a kind of...):

component; component part; part; portion (something determined in relation to something that includes it)


Sense 3butt [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A victim of ridicule or pranks

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

laughingstock; goat; stooge; butt

Hypernyms ("butt" is a kind of...):

dupe; victim (a person who is tricked or swindled)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "butt"):

April fool (the butt of a prank played on April 1st)


Sense 4butt [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The fleshy part of the human body that you sit on

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

Synonyms:

hind end; hindquarters; keister; nates; posterior; prat; rear end; tooshie; tush; fanny; derriere; arse; buttocks; buns; ass; behind; fundament; seat; backside; rump; tail end; bottom; stern; can; tail; rear; bum; butt

Context examples:

he deserves a good kick in the butt / are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?

Hypernyms ("butt" is a kind of...):

body part (any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity)

Holonyms ("butt" is a part of...):

body; torso; trunk (the body excluding the head and neck and limbs)


Sense 5butt [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Sports equipment consisting of an object set up for a marksman or archer to aim at

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

target; butt

Hypernyms ("butt" is a kind of...):

sports equipment (equipment needed to participate in a particular sport)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "butt"):

clay pigeon (target used in skeet or trapshooting)


Sense 6butt [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Finely ground tobacco wrapped in paper; for smoking

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

cigaret; cigarette; coffin nail; fag; butt

Hypernyms ("butt" is a kind of...):

roll of tobacco; smoke (tobacco leaves that have been made into a cylinder)

Meronyms (parts of "butt"):

cigarette butt (small part of a cigarette that is left after smoking)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "butt"):

joint; marijuana cigarette; reefer; spliff; stick (marijuana leaves rolled into a cigarette for smoking)

filter-tipped cigarette (a cigarette with a filter tip)

cubeb; cubeb cigarette (a cigarette containing cubeb)


Sense 7butt [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A joint made by fastening ends together without overlapping

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

butt joint; butt

Hypernyms ("butt" is a kind of...):

joint (junction by which parts or objects are joined together)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "butt"):

butt weld; butt-weld (a butt joint that is welded)

fish joint (a butt joint formed by bolting fish plates to the sides of two rails or beams)


Sense 8butt [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A large cask (especially one holding a volume equivalent to 2 hogsheads or 126 gallons)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("butt" is a kind of...):

barrel; cask (a cylindrical container that holds liquids)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "butt"):

water butt (a butt set on end to contain water especially to store rainwater)


Sense 9butt [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The small unused part of something (especially the end of a cigarette that is left after smoking)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

stub; butt

Hypernyms ("butt" is a kind of...):

part; portion (something less than the whole of a human artifact)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "butt"):

cigar butt (small part of a cigar that is left after smoking)

cigarette butt (small part of a cigarette that is left after smoking)

roach (the butt of a marijuana cigarette)


BUTT (verb)


Sense 1butt [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Lie adjacent to another or share a boundary

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

butt on; butt against; butt; adjoin; abut; edge; border; march

Context examples:

Canada adjoins the U.S. / England marches with Scotland

Hypernyms (to "butt" is one way to...):

adjoin; contact; meet; touch (be in direct physical contact with; make contact)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "butt"):

neighbor; neighbour (be located near or adjacent to)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something


Sense 2butt [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

To strike, thrust or shove against, often with head or horns

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

butt; bunt

Context example:

He butted his sister out of the way

Hypernyms (to "butt" is one way to...):

strike (deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Sentence example:

The fighter managed to butt his opponent

Also:

butt against (collide violently with an obstacle)


Sense 3butt [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Place end to end without overlapping

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

The frames must be butted at the joints

Hypernyms (to "butt" is one way to...):

lay; place; pose; position; put; set (put into a certain place or abstract location)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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