Meaning of BUTT in English
[butt] vb [ME, fr. OF boter, of Gmc origin; akin to OHG bozan to beat--more at beat] vi (13c): to thrust or push head foremost: strike with the head or horns ~ vt: to strike or shove with the head or horns
butt n (1647): a blow or thrust usu. with the head or horns butt n [ME, fr. MF botte, fr. OProv bota, fr. LL buttis] (14c) 1: a large cask esp. for wine, beer, or water
2: any of various units of liquid capacity; esp: a measure equal to 108 imperial gallons (491 liters) butt n [ME, partly fr. MF but target, end, of Gmc origin; akin to ON butr log, LG butt blunt; partly fr. MF bute backstop, fr. but target] (14c) 1 a: a backstop (as a mound or bank) for catching missiles shot at a target b: target c pl: range 5c d: a blind for shooting birds
2. a obs: limit, bound b archaic: goal "here is my journey's end, here is my ~ --Shak."
3: an object of abuse or ridicule: victim "the ~ of all their jokes" butt n [ME; prob. akin to ME buttok buttock, LG butt blunt] (15c) 1: buttocks--often used as a euphemism for ass in idiomatic expressions "get your ~ over here" "kick ~" "saved our ~s"
2: the large or thicker end part of something: a: a lean upper cut of the pork shoulder b: the base of a plant from which the roots spring c: the thicker or handle end of a tool or weapon
3: an unused remainder
4: the part of a hide or skin corresponding to the animal's back and sides butt vb [partly fr. butt, partly fr. butt] vi (1785): abut--used with on or against ~ vt 1: to place end to end or side to side without overlapping
2: to trim or square off (as a log) at the end
3: to reduce (as a cigarette) to a butt by stubbing or stamping
Merriam-Webster English vocab. Английский словарь Merriam Webster. 2012