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. Slang.the buttocks.
5. Slang.a cigarette.
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)
a. a wall of earth located behind the targets to prevent bullets from scattering over a large area.
b. butts,a wall behind which targets can be safely lowered, scored, and raised during firing practice.
4. See butt hinge. 5. Obs.a goal; limit.
—v.i. 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.
Pronunciation: (but),[key] —v.t. 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. Mach.(of wheels in a gear train) to strike one another instead of meshing.
4. butt in, 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. butt out, to stop meddling in the affairs or intruding in the conversation of others: Nobody asked her opinion, so she butted out.
—n. a push or blow with the head or horns.
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.
Pronunciation: (but),[key] any of several flatfishes, esp. the halibut. Also,but.