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BUTTE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Butte mean? 

BUTTE (noun)
  The noun BUTTE has 2 senses:

1. a hill that rises abruptly from the surrounding region; has a flat top and sloping sides
2. a town in southwestern Montana; center for mining copper

  Familiarity information: BUTTE used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


BUTTE (noun)


Sense 1butte [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A hill that rises abruptly from the surrounding region; has a flat top and sloping sides

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

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

hill (a local and well-defined elevation of the land)

Domain region:

West; western United States (the region of the United States lying to the west of the Mississippi River)


Sense 2Butte [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A town in southwestern Montana; center for mining copper

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Instance hypernyms:

town (an urban area with a fixed boundary that is smaller than a city)

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

Montana; MT; Treasure State (a state in northwestern United States on the Canadian border)


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