Meaning of BUTT in English


1. v. & n.


1. tr. & intr. push with the head or horns.

2 a intr. (usu. foll. by against, upon) come with one end flat against, meet end to end with, abut. b tr. (usu. foll. by against) place (timber etc.) with the end flat against a wall etc.


1. a push with the head.

2 a join of two edges.

Phrases and idioms:

butt in interrupt, meddle.

Etymology: ME f. AF buter, OF boter f. Gmc: infl. by BUTT(2) and ABUT 2. n.1 (often foll. by of) an object (of ridicule etc.) (the butt of his jokes; made him their butt).

2 a a mound behind a target. b (in pl.) a shooting-range. c a target.

3 a grouse-shooter's stand screened by low turf or a stone wall.

Etymology: ME f. OF but goal, of unkn. orig. 3. n.1 (also butt-end) the thicker end, esp. of a tool or a weapon (gun butt).

2 a the stub of a cigar or a cigarette. b (also butt-end) a remnant (the butt of the evening).

3 esp. US sl. the buttocks.

4 (also butt-end) the square end of a plank meeting a similar end.

5 the trunk of a tree, esp. the part just above the ground.

Phrases and idioms:

butt weld a weld in which the pieces are joined end to end.

Etymology: Du. bot stumpy 4. n. a cask, esp. as a measure of wine or ale.

Etymology: AL butta, bota, AF but, f. OF bo(u)t f. LL buttis 5. n. a flat-fish (e.g. a sole, plaice, or turbot).

Etymology: MLG, MDu. but flat-fish

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.