What does butt mean?

butt meaning in General Dictionary

The common English flounder

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  • A large cask or vessel for wine or alcohol it includes two hogsheads
  • To strike by thrusting your head against to hit with the head
  • To join in the butt end or outward extremity to end become bounded to abut
  • A limit a bound a goal the severe bound the end
  • location end-to-end without overlapping
  • lie adjacent to another or share a boundary
  • to strike, push or shove against
  • a victim of ridicule or pranks
  • the element of a plant that the origins springtime or the section of a stalk or trunk area nearest the roots
  • the fleshy the main body which you take a seat on
  • sports equipment comprising an object put up for a marksman or archer to aim at
  • finely ground tobacco wrapped in paper; for smoking
  • a joint produced by fastening stops together without overlapping
  • a big cask (especially one holding a volume equivalent to 2 hogsheads or 126 gallons)
  • thick end for the handle
  • the little unused part of anything (especially the end of a cigarette that is left after smoking)
  • Alt. of But
  • to become listed on during the butt, end, or outward extremity; to terminate; to be bounded; to abut.
  • To thrust the top forward; to strike by thrusting the mind ahead, as an ox or a ram. [See Butt, n.]
  • To strike by thrusting the top against; to strike with your head.
  • a big cask or vessel for wine or alcohol. It includes two hogsheads.
  • the normal English flounder.

butt meaning in Fishing Dictionary

the butt is end regarding the handle area of a rod

butt meaning in Law Dictionary

way of measuring fluid capacity, corresponding to 100 and eight gallons; additionally a measure of land.

butt meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"thick end," c.1400, butte, which probably is related to Middle Dutch and Dutch robot, Low German butt "blunt, dull," Old Norse bauta (see beat (v.)). Or associated for some reason to Old English buttuc "end, little lot," and Old Norse butr "brief." In feeling of "human posterior" it is taped from mid-15c. Indicating "remainder of a smoked cigarette" first recorded 1847.

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  • "liquor barrel," belated 14c., from Anglo-French but and Old French bot "barrel, wineskin" (14c., contemporary French botte), from Late Latin buttis "cask" (see container (n.)). Cognate with Spanish and Portuguese bota, Italian botte. Typically a cask holding 108 to 140 gallons, or approximately two hogsheads, although measure diverse considerably.
  • "target of a tale," 1610s, initially "target for shooting rehearse" (mid-14c.), from Old French but "aim, objective, end, target (of an arrow, etc.)," 13c., which is apparently a fusion of Old French words for "end" (bout) and "aim, goal" (but), both fundamentally from Germanic. The latter is from Frankish *but "stump, stock, block," or other Germanic source (compare Old Norse butr "log of wood"), which will connect it with butt (n.1).
  • "hit because of the head," c.1200, from Anglo-French buter, from Old French boter "to push, shove, knock; to push against," from Frankish or another Germanic origin (compare Old Norse bauta, minimal German boten "to strike, beat"), from Proto-Germanic *butan, from PIE root *bhau- "to hit" (see batter (v.)). Relevant: Butted; butting. To butt in "rudely intrude" is United states English, attested from 1900.
  • "flat seafood," c.1300, an over-all Germanic name put on several types of flat fishes; compare Old Swedish but "flatfish," German Butte, Dutch robot, possibly ultimately pertaining to butt (n.1). "therefore butt-woman, which sells these, a fish-wife." [OED]

butt meaning in Sports Dictionary

This part of a pistol should not be lengthened under any circum stances. This could create additional support for the shooter and present an unfair benefit. (recreation: Shooting - Rapid Fire Pistol Shooting)

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  • whenever a boxer puts their head beneath his adversary's chin and jerks it up. This course of action is deemed a foul. (sport: Boxing)

butt - German to English

(European) flounder [Platichthys flesus]

butt meaning in General Dictionary

(v. t.) Alt. of But

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  • (v. i.) To join at butt, end, or outward extremity; to end; become bounded; to abut.
  • (v. t.) To strike by thrusting the head against; to hit because of the mind.
  • (n.) A sizable cask or vessel for wine or beer. It has two hogsheads.
  • (letter.) The most popular English flounder.

Sentence Examples with the word butt

He's pretty set on beating your butt for sheriff.

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